Thomas ‘ZooMaa’ Paparatto the professional Call Of Duty player recently announced that he is leaving esports scene due to the injury.
According to BBC News, the New York Subliners star will no more be seen competing “foreseeable future”. The 25-year-old told that to play through the pain with his hand injury “just isn’t possible anymore”.
Thomas posted on Twitter to explain his situation, “It breaks my heart to step away from a game I put my heart and soul into every single day for eight years,”
“Going through that process of getting healthy again was one of the hardest things I ever had to do both physically and mentally, which led to a lot of stress and anxiety.”
He also goes out to tell that the revelation of his retirement is “hardest thing” that he’s ever had to note down. Currently, Thomas is struggling with problems related to his wrist and thumb and in such a scenario it has become way hard for him to compete with the other “best players in the world”.
He adds, “I don’t enjoy competing when I can’t be the ZooMaa everyone knows and loves and feel like it’s not fair to myself or to my team to go through all that again, potentially causing more damage to my hand. I’m grateful to have had a long-playing career. I have met so many amazing people through esports and have made so many friendships I’ll continue to cherish for the rest of my life.”
His Twitter post is raining with love and support from fans and friends from across the globe. James “Clayster” Eubanks, New York Subliners wrote that he would miss “one of his best friends on the whole scene”.
He continues, “Got a pic of us up on the wall in my room and it ain’t coming down,”
“Nothing but love for you and the fam.”
As per future plans, Paparatto mentioned that the game has been part of him to “walk away completely”. Who knows what the future holds, he might be back as a streamer, a coach, or a commentator what say?