Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparatto retires from professional esports due to ongoing wrist injury. He was most-recently competing for the New York Subliners. Here’s all we know…
Earlier today, Call of Duty professional ZooMaa has announced that he is retiring from professional esports. This comes just days before the CDL 2021 Season is due to kick off. Despite this being in ZooMaa’s best interest, it does leave the NYSL with an opening in their roster that they will be eager to fill prior to the tournament’s beginning.
In a Twitlonger, ZooMaa explained his decision and placed the most weight on a recurring wrist injury.
“ This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write… Not sure if many of you remember, but a few years back while on FaZe, I struggled with weakness in my thumb/ wrist and needed surgery…”
” Going through that process of getting healthy again was one of the hardest things I ever had to do both physically and mentally.”
NYSL then thanked ZooMaa for his time at the organisation, suggesting that this may not be the end of their involvement with the player.
ZooMaa Retires After 7-Year Career
ZooMaa started his professional playing career in 2013 with a two-month stint at Bati, a now-defunct NA team. This, albeit a short spell, got him a place at Denial Esports in 2014. Here he was part of the UMG Dallas 2014 winning squad, a tournament for Call of Duty: Ghosts.
From 2015 to 2019, ZooMaa represented FaZe clan at Call of Duty tournaments before spending a year working with the New York Subliners prior to retirement.
Who do you think should take his spot on the NYSL roster? Would you follow ZooMaa if he continued to stream?