No, Thank You!
No matter who you are, or what you do; if you’re in the Australian eSports community, you’ve heard of Silicon Sports and the name Lalor ‘rezyn8’ McMahon.
The first time I met Lalor in person, was at the inaugural Barcraft Melbourne. We were both in Clan Fade early on in the life of Wings of Liberty and when he told me that he was running this little thing called ‘Barcraft’ for GSL Season 1 Finals at The Exchange Hotel. I knew straight away I needed to be there.
On March 3rd, 2012, I walk in, and here is this shaved head lunatic running around saying hi to everyone with a shit-eating grin on his face with over 300 amazing people in the same room. Everyone there on that night, but especially Lalor, knew that we were all about to embark on something that many of us would grow to love, and still do, for the years to come.
In the last 3 and a half years that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of Silicon Sports, there have been 26 Barcrafts, 2 DOTA 2’s ‘The International’, Rez Hugs, League of Legends ‘Worlds’, countless late night streams, Beer Pong, Rez Hugs, Rock Paper Scissors, Manjelico’s, Rez Hugs, Diablo 3 HC deaths, Yelling at each other on DOTA 2, midnight launches (The Rock!), Trips to Sydney for Blizzard events, and of course, Rez Hugs.
41 Events (41!) later; I, along with many of you, have made an amazing life long friend in Lalor.
I have absolutely no doubt that he will go onto do amazing things with Razer, exactly as he’s done with Silicon Sports over the last 3+ years. His tenacity, focus, and love for all things eSports is something that Silicon Sports, and especially I, will miss. Even so, I know that he’ll still be around at Barcraft’s and other Silicon Sports events in the future with a Manjelico in his hand, screaming at the screens and throwing Rez Hugs around like they’re going out of fashion.
So Lalor, thank you so much for everything you have done for Silicon Sports and Australian eSports. You’re a great bloke, an amazing friend to me and everyone else in the Silicon Sports family, and we all wish you the best of luck.
To the community, Silicon Sports aren’t going anywhere and will continue to thrive. We have an amazing team to back it up; Mark, Jeremy, David, Kerry and the whole team here at Silicon Sports will continue to bring you amazing events and keep SLCN.pro fighting well into the future.
We exist because of you, the community. You are by far the most amazing group of people I have ever had the pleasure of getting drunk and make a fool out of myself with, and I can’t wait for that to continue well into the future.
– Glenn ‘Synthetic’ Jones