In a move that will disappoint many fans, Ian “Enable” Wyatt has announced his retirement from professional Call of Duty. The 26-year-old has not yet revealed what his next step will be, however the American has stated that he has retired to focus upon a new opportunity.
Enable made a name for himself with the likes of FaZe Clan, Evil Geniuses and 100 Thieves over the years, having finished his professional career at the Seattle Surge. Having began his time in the Halo scene, representing the likes of Ambush and Team Status Quo, Enable made the move to Call of Duty back in 2013. Wyatt also played for OpTic Gaming for a brief time, after the retirement of Nadeshot. It was there where he won two major events, before returning to FaZe Clan.
How Enable’s Career in Call of Duty Started
Despite playing for a whole host of teams during the following season, Enable secured a move to 100 Thieves at the start of the Black Ops 4 era. He helped the team to a second place finish at the World Championship in 2019, however they then failed to enter the Call of Duty League. It was this that saw Enable join the Seattle Surge, where he was benched on more than one occasion, including for a high profile encounter against the New York Subliners.
Speculation had already started surrounding which direction the American will now go in, however it has now been revealed that it will be away from the professional COD scene. Speaking on the announcement, Wyatt had the following to say: “Not only have I finally come to terms and made peace with my decision, but I also got an unbelievable opportunity that I can’t speak on yet. It just feels like it’s too good to turn down.”
What the Future Holds for Enable
It could be that Enable remains in the Call of Duty scene as a coach, with a host of CDL teams potentially looking to fulfill such a position. Meanwhile, it would not come as a surprise should Enable become an analyst for a team next season. His future is very much in the air for now, however we could see another announcement soon.
No matter what his next step is, Enable will go down as one of the best Call of Duty pros in history, with his legacy being untainted. He is one of the few players to win major LAN events in a number of FPS titles.