When kennyS took to the stage of the BLAST.tv Paris Major, there was a sense of what was coming. Kenny “kennyS” Schrub was retiring from competitive CS:GO. Although he isn’t the player he was, it’s sad to see one of the greatest to ever grace the game bow out. We wanted to take a look at the kennyS CS:GO legacy, and the tributes that followed his announcement.
kennyS’ Last Dance
Upon announcing his retirement to an adoring hometown crowd, kennyS was given a legend’s reception. It’s been some time since kennyS was last competing for CS:GO’s biggest prizes, and his recent RMR performance with Falcons was a hard watch. Seeing him frustrated, not living up to his younger self. But that will just be a footnote in the kennyS CS:GO story.
We’ll remember kennyS’ CS:GO legacy as the one that single-handedly got the AWP nerfed in 2015. He was simply too good with it, and the weapon was toned down for every single CS:GO player as a result. No one else can lay claim to such a feat. He had everything. He was the king of the CS:GO clutch – you could never count him out.
His career peak was a Major win with EnVyUs, cementing his legend in CS:GO forever. This is how we’ll remember the kennyS CS:GO legacy – a born winner.
Tributes to the kennyS CS:GO Legacy
Floods of tributes from CS:GO players everywhere arrived upon the news of kennyS’ retirement. We wanted to share some, to show just how influential he was. These are some of the many posted online:
And without kennyS, CS:GO wouldn’t have felt the same. Your moment today was well deserved, and there’ll always be an AWP waiting for you in Counter-Strike 2. Thanks for setting the standard all AWPers will emulate so long as Counter-Strike exists. ❤️
— CS2 (@CounterStrike) May 21, 2023
I love you my little brother 🏻
— Christopher Alesund (@GeT_RiGhT) May 21, 2023
— ohnePixel (@ohnePixel) May 20, 2023
You’ve always been open and honest with me Kenny and I respect and appreciate it so much, you gave us so many incredible moments and you are a true legend of the game. Whatever you do next, you will always have my support mate 👊❤️
— James Banks 🇺🇦 (@BanKsEsports) May 20, 2023
Thank you for all the crazy moments & special plays bro 🙏
— Keith Markovic (@NAFFLY) May 21, 2023
— Håvard Nygaard (@FaZe_rainCS) May 20, 2023
— Gabriel Toledo (@FalleNCS) May 21, 2023
— NiKo (@G2NiKo) May 20, 2023
The influence kennyS had over the CS:GO scene is enormous. The BLAST.tv Paris Major wasn’t about him, but such is the respect for kennyS, that he was allowed his moment like this.