Eh, I think the person might feel some pressure if they happen to check and find it.
Since we can never know what’s going on in someone’s life, although I stan legends, I’d advocate against stanning legends.
My two kyus.
Sadaharu was top, or very near the top, of all 3 site ladders when this happened, affecting several of their games. They also had tournament games from tournaments being played over years (you know the ones) which were affected, and I don’t know if these results were ever corrected or not.
I’d be surprised if something other than this event precipitated their leaving, but who knows.
I seem to remember that they bounced back very fast, with new games and with rank correction from anoek.
I don’t know, if it was rank frustration I guess they would have left immediately. I don’t want to stalk, if someone plays in other servers and Sadaharu has an account there, maybe they can verify that they are at least active there.