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[ Edit: I am not dead. lol ]

"Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time. Heaven is being perfect. (...) You will begin to touch to heaven, Jonathan, the moment you touch perfect speed. And that isn't flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there."

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach

When this all started, I wanted to do things differently from other gaming subreddits. My dream was to make r/VALORANTCompetitive the BEST community in all of esports. We've come so far in the last two years, and it is truly incredibly to see the impact we've made on the esports scene.

We've been recognized as a community that welcomes and celebrates women, being very different from the FPS communities that came before us. We've seen Reddit analysts™ become real analysts as the community celebrated their contributions to the scene. We are all a bunch of goofballs who love to have fun and celebrate our favorite teams and players.

As moderators, we've been transparent about the actions we've taken, our intentions behind our decisions, and owned up to our mistakes when the community points them out. We invite people to give us feedback and share their opinions, something the community has greatly appreciated. We've even managed to turn those who would be our greatest critics into people who believe in our community.

All of us at r/VALORANTCompetitive are helping shape the very future of esports. We are overcoming the shadows of the past and building bridges toward a brighter future in gaming. A future where everyone feels welcome to compete, share their voice, and inspire one another to strive for excellence and chase their dreams. We don't just celebrate competition; we celebrate each other. All of us—together—help make this community one of the greatest in all of esports.

I could not be more proud of who we are today. And I am so incredibly excited to see who we'll be in the future, where we can meet each other at LANs, take selfies, and share our love for VALORANT Esports in person. You know, personally, I've always wanted to give out little VALCOMP enamel pins at LAN competitions. And while I won't be a moderator anymore, I hope I can continue to support the community in small, meaningful ways.

But for right now—in this moment—I must retire.

I've been given the opportunity to pursue something I've wanted for the last decade of my life. And while the reason for wanting it has changed over the years, I am certain of the path I wish to take moving forward.

I am leaving r/VALORANTCompetitive with a new dream: to help make VALORANT the best esport in the world. I want to provide for the VALORANT Esports community at the highest level possible. Wherever my journey takes me, know that r/VALORANTCompetitive will always be in my heart. I wouldn't be the person I am today without all of the things you have taught me.

Thank you to the moderators who will be leading the future of r/VALORANTCompetitive.

u/jrushFN, u/ANewHeaven1, u/LiamHundley, u/Sadzeih, u/the_hawk_arisen, u/Edwood_wood, u/nocturnavi, u/Elsiselain, u/walkingdumpling, u/SpectrasHyper, u/inside__jokes, u/TweetsJamaican, u/Pretenderrr, u/Still_HD

Special thanks to all of the past moderators I've had the pleasure of working with.

u/MentallyStableMan, u/neb55555, u/Purest_Talents, u/N3DSdude, u/LifelongTundra, u/iNyxu, u/FlokieW

I guess I can say I'm finally getting off Mr. Bones Wild Ride. (haha) As soon as Reddit Admins rearrange the mod list, I'll be leaving you in the capable hands of u/jrushFN. (Don't wanna accidently give u/AssistantBOT the subreddit. 😬)

There's so much more I wish I could tell you. Thank you for believing in me, and allowing me to unabashedly be myself.

Love you always.

Your gay mom,

u/Razur 💜

Mod from February 26, 2020 to May 5, 2022.


P.S. Important point to clarify: I will no longer be able to weigh in on moderation decisions.

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Thank you so much for everything you've done for this community!