One of the 'Five Gods of Melee,' Armada, announces his retirement from Super Smash Bros. Melee singles tournaments; answering questions live on stream

He will still play doubles and try Smash Ultimate

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • September 18, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. PDT

Update: Armada's AMA live Twitch stream has ended.

Adam "Alliance|Armada" Lindgren announced today that he will no longer be competing in Super Smash Bros. Melee singles tournaments going forward though he will still play doubles competitively. He also plans on playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for at least "two or three months" competitively and enter tournaments before making a decision on that front.

Armada is known as one of the 'Five Gods of Melee,' so his absence will likely shake up the foundation for major Super Smash Bros. events in the future with only three of the "gods" still regularly competing with Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mang0 and FOX|Mew2King.

The 25-year-old Swedish Smash pro was ranked as the third best Melee player in the world according to the Summer 2018 Melee Panda Global Rankings and the best player in the European Melee Power Rankings.

Lindgren was recognized as the best Super Smash Bros. player in the world in years past with multiple Genesis and Apex wins under his belt plus his EVO 2015 victory. He finished in second place at both EVO and Smash Summit 6 earlier this year.

He released a video explaining his decision which you can take a look at after the jump expressing that he has faced difficulties over the past year with motivation, and it has been harder on him than his previous time of semi-retirement in 2013. Lindgren also announced that he'll be holding a special stream beginning soon to answer the community's questions about his retirement and future with the series.

"For me when I enter tournaments with singles, it almost feels to the point that I'm physically sick most of the time," says Armada in his retirement video. "I've invested so much of my life into this game, and around this time and age I really want to make sure that this is what I feel that I want to do."

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Armada says that he's done about everything he's wanted to do and accomplish with no more small goals or stepping stones left besides maintaining his current level which has drained most of his enjoyment of the game. He still plans on continuing to enter tournaments for Melee doubles with Alliance|Android going forward.

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