A recent announcement from William Peter Hjate, or better known as Super Smash Bros star 'Leffen' has revealed the pro-player is going to take a hiatus from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Did well enough in Ultimate to feel satisfied for now. I know I could do better if I stuck to one character/spent more time in America but I don't think that is worth the cost atm.— Leffen (@TSM_Leffen) April 21, 2019
Hope you all enjoyed me competing in Ultimate, still might enter but not going to practice anymore
If you are unsure of who Leffen is, William Hjate is the best Super Smash Bros. Melee player in the world and took home first place at EVO 2018 Championship for Melee. Leffen has decided to take a break from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as he feels satisfied with his efforts for now and has decided to concentrate his time into streaming Melee.In the Twitter post, Leffen says that the possibility of him entering in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not completely out the window but he won't be practicing anymore.
It is not uncommon for professional pro-players of their chosen game to take a break from the game they are playing, only to return after a healthy amount of time away from it. Many pro-players experience a 'burn-out' effect from grinding many hours into the game they play, which is completely understandable when your job is to literally put full-time+ hours into a game. So for now we say goodbye to Leffen in Ultimate, hopefully he makes a return when he feels its the right time to compete in the new game once again.