Call of Duty League’s 2021 season is about to start in less than a month. All the rosters are locked and teams are getting ready for the Kickoff Classic event. Prior to the 2021 season, a sad message has come from Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparatto. The talented Call of Duty player announced his retirement from pro play, explaining it in a TwitLonger.
ZooMaa is one of the more experienced professional esports players as his career started in 2013. Unfortunately, he had to deal with wrist pain when he was playing for FaZe Clan in the past few years. He remained under the FaZe roof for four years and accomplished great things before his wrist injury. His career included stints with OpTic Gaming, FC Black and most importantly, the New York Subliners.
According to ZooMaa’s statement, the pain in his wrist has come to a level that makes it impossible to play the game professionally. It is pretty unfortunate considering his success throughout his career.
ZooMaa wants to stay in the CoD scene and explore more options. He has given many years of his life playing the game and teams will be glad to benefit from his experience in order to get better. ZooMaa was a great player but he might be better in different roles. He hasn’t made any comments on his next move yet but teams will go after him for sure.
It is heartbreaking to see him retire but keep in mind that health comes first. Who knows, maybe ZooMaa will come back stronger or be a great coach in the future.