39-year-old British man Richard Lewis is one of the world’s most popular esports personalities, but he may not be for much longer. In a recent post on his YouTube channel, Lewis revealed he is contemplating retiring from the esports scene.
Lewis explained that a recent conversation with journalist Declan Hill has him contemplating his future. “Talking to Declan, more than anything has made me really resolute to do something else with my life. I don’t know when, but I think the esports ride should come to an end in the next year or two for sure,” he said. “I get spit on and despised by the community I have helped for 17 years, and it’s like, you know what? Enough’s enough. I just can’t abide it. There comes a point where you have to do right by yourself.
Richard Lewis is a veteran of the esports industry. He currently has 97,100 followers on Twitch and over 116,000 subscribers on Youtube. He also received an esports award for his contributions to the industry.