Professional Street Fighter player Brolynho announces retirement from fighting games

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • March 13, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. PDT

Time stops for no man, as even Heihachi and Akuma have shown us as fictional characters which means that most of us will move on from our current ventures into the next chapters in our lives — even if that means putting our current hobbies on the back burner.

Yesterday, Brazilian Street Fighter 5 player Thomas "Brolynho" Proença announced his retirement from the realm of professional fighting games via his Twitter account after signing with AA Games Pro Team in February.

Proença says that he will now be focusing on his studies in the field of engineering and a new career though the 34-year-old will not entirely disappear from the scene just yet.

Brolynho first started making a name for himself in the Street Fighter 4 era in his home country of Brazil and the Latin American community, but it wasn't until Street Fighter 5 arrived that the world began to fully recognize his talents.

Representing his region, the Necalli player won five ranking events on the Capcom Pro Tour plus multiple online event wins during the 2016 and 2017 seasons making it to Capcom Cup each year placing 25th at both.

Proença also said in his announcement that he will continue to assist his local fighting game community through the Fight in Rio Circuit. We here at EventHubs wish Brolynho a happy and successful beginning to the next chapter of his life and hope to see him stay involved with the scene in some fashion. We've included his retirement Tweet below as well as his Lima Salty 4 victory and second Capcom Cup match against CYG|Daigo Umehara after the jump.

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Image / video source: Capcom Fighters.

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