Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka has been keeping quiet since announcing his shock retirement after winning a second aegis, but that’s about to change.
Jerax announced that he’s going to start streaming again, and the first one will happen later today. However, there’s one small catch. It won’t have anything to do with Dota 2.
Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing the greatest soft support player of all time stomp randoms in public queues. Instead, he’ll be showing off something new that he’s been working on, and whatever it is, it’s got him incredibly excited.
Hey! I've been pretty quiet, and that ends tomorrow. I'm going to be streaming again, starting from tomorrow 13cet. Now, it won't be dota 2, but I have something new to show you guys that I've been working on and I'm extremely excited about it. See you tomorrow!
— Jesse Vainikka (@iamJERAX) August 13, 2020
Nobody knows what he’s referring to, but since Jerax is known to be creative, we can assume it’s probably some kind of passion project. Either way, fans will be thrilled that he’s making a public return in some way.
JerAx has been the quietest member of the back-to-back champion OG squad that rocked the world. He’s only made a few minor appearances on streams and various tournaments since he retired.
Anathan “Ana” Pham has been keeping a low profile too. He’s been on an extended break, although he still plays the game and will likely return to the competitive scene next season.
Unfortunately, we might never see the full squad united again. But it seems like JerAx has set himself on a different path, and it’s one that’s making him happy. Stay tuned and check out his stream, which goes live on his Twitch channel at 1 PM CET later today.
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