Gamer Forced to Retire at 25 Due to Thumb Injury, No Seriously
We've talked about professional gaming on the MoSho and Buzz just doesn't get it. He doesn't believe it should be a thing. But contrary to what Buzz believes, it is. Millions of people watch gamers and the gamers can make a TON of money. Heck, even I've made some money on Twitch. Shameless plug time. You can follow me over on Twitch @therealbrandolorian.
There's one gamer, who is really, really good, but unfortunately due to an injury, he is having to step away from the game. Thomas "ZooMaa" Paparatto released a statement on Twitter that said:
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.
Thomas has been battling a thumb injury that has made it increasingly hard to play. He added:
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.
The headline of this is slightly comical, but when you really get down to it, this really sucks. Imagine spending that much time and effort investing in something, only to have it taken away because of an injury.