Retiring from Professional Overwatch— Stanislav Danilov (@MistakesOW) December 30, 2018
Mistakes expressed about his retirement on a twitlonger post, which is as follows below:
So yeah, I have not been enjoying the game for a long time. Lack of motivation and some health issues made me make this decision. I want to thank all the fans that had been with me, receiving positive messages and gifts gave me so much inspiration! :^) I'm sorry to all of you that it came this way, but at the moment I can't change it. Thanks to Blizzard for making it such a fun and wonderful experience. Thanks to all the coaches and players I had a pleasure to work with, wish you guys all the best and will be cheering for you :D I might feel better and come back one day, we will see <3
Mistakes began his Overwatch ventures in a mostly Russian team that went by Prets Prets Inactive in mid 2016 as a support player. They competed in online qualifiers to be invited to the Overwatch Open, but did not qualify for the offline event. Mistakes later moved over to TORNADO.ROX TORNADO.ROX Inactive , where they competed in various online tournaments like GosuGamers Overwatch Weekly and the Alienware Monthly Melee.
Mistakes then entered Contenders play with 123 123 Inactive Contenders Season Zero Europe, losing matches only to Movistar Riders Movistar Riders Inactive in qualifiers and eUnited eUnited Inactive in the grand finals. By that point, he made a full transition to a DPS player.
Mistakes later played in the 2017 World Cup with Russia 2017 Russia 2017 Inactive in the Katowice Group Stage. They advanced out of their group stage, only suffering a loss to Canada 2017 Canada 2017 Inactive , but were knocked out in the semifinals by eventual world cup champions South Korea 2017 South Korea 2017 Inactive , ending their 2017 World Cup run.
Mistakes was eventually named as a member of the Boston Uprising Boston Uprising OWL Rank #10 in late October, just one day after the Kraft Sports group announced the team name and branding that they were fielding for the inaugural season of the Overwatch League.
Mistakes saw some playtime in various stages until the suspension and ultimate termination of DPS DreamKazper during Stage 3 of the regular season. Mistakes took over DPS duties as Boston went on to finish the stage with a perfect 10-0 record. They were later beaten by New York Excelsior New York Excelsior OWL Rank #1 in the stage playoffs grand finals, shutting Boston out in a 3-0 win to claim their first stage title.
Mistakes would continue the rest of the season as one of Boston's main two DPS players and into the season playoffs. Their first and only opponents were the Philadelphia Fusion Philadelphia Fusion OWL Rank #3 , where Boston fell at the hands of the soon-to-be runner-ups for the inaugural season in a 3-1 defeat, ending their playoff hopes and their season with a 5th-6th place finish.
Mistakes later gained a spot on the 2018 Russia 2018 Russia 2018 Inactive World Cup roster and competed in the Incheon group stage. Russia's only losses would be to eventual champions South Korea 2018 South Korea 2018 Inactive and Finland 2018 Finland 2018 Inactive , but it was not enough for then to make it to the Blizzcon finals.
Just a month after the World Cup had concluded, Mistakes was released from the team in early September, about eleven months after he had been announced as a member of the Uprising, and has now announced his retirement from the professional Overwatch scene.