ZooMa
Thomas Paparatto 
United States
FaZe Clan
Struggled with inconsistencies
July 7, 2018
ZooMa struggled with inconsistencies quite a bit in the 3-2 win over Team Kaliber on Day 3, Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa had a hot start to open Round 1 Hardpoint, as he was the key man for FaZe in the back and forth round. The round stayed close - FaZe lost 250-217 - but ZooMa faltered a bit as the round went on, and he ended the round with a 27/28 KD for it. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a similar story - he came out of the gate flying, but he ended up fading down the stretch. This time, however, Priestah picked him up and they won the round in 11 games. Round 3 Capture the Flag was the most lopsided of any round, as they won 7-2. They dominated that one from the get-go, and ZooMa's 22 kills and one flag cap were an important part of that. Round 4 Hardpoint looked like an easy FaZe win, as they led 150-70 and were dominating the kill feed, but they blew the lead to lose 250-202. ZooMa struggled to finish that one off, going 27/31 in the loss. He came to play in Round 5 Search & Destroy though, as he, Priestah, and Attach were a potent three-man attack that led them to a 6-4 win.
Strong performance throughout sweep
July 6, 2018
ZooMa was excellent in each round of the sweep win over Echo Fox on Day 2, Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa got off to a hot start, as he and Attach paced FaZe Clan to their early 70 point lead in Round 1 Hardpoint. The duo paced FaZe for the rest of the round as well, and ZooMa ended up with a lobby-leading 28 kills. He also added a whopping 1:58 on the objective (also a lobby-leading number), putting together an impressive two-way performance. He was one of the key contributors to the comeback win in Round 2 Search & Destroy. They went down 5-3, but he and Attach paced them to an 11-game win. ZooMa had the final kill in that decisive Game 11, finishing off a solid round. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him get both of their flag caps, and net a solid 19 kills in the round. He put together a solid two-way game again, playing staunch defense and aggressive offense.
Support role in win
June 28, 2018
ZooMa played well, but was more in the background of the sweep win over Splyce on Day 2, Week 3 of Division A of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa absolutely contributed to this win, though he did so in more of a support role. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him die quite often (he actually led the lobby with 36 deaths), though he added 32 kills and 57 on the objective. He was ultra-aggressive, and that aggression did help his teammates have a more space on the map. He put in a strong support performance in Round 2 Search & Destroy, as Priestah led the charge in the 6-1 win. Round 3 Capture the Flag was their second consecutive 6-1 win, and ZooMa helped in a support role. He went 16/16, with one flag cap; his biggest contributions came as a solid and reliable defender.
Solid second round is the highlight of the loss
June 27, 2018
ZooMa struggled outside of round two in the 3-1 loss to Team EnVyUs on Day 1, Week 3 of Division A of CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Round 2 Search & Destroy saw ZooMa put together his best performance. He and Priestah were dominant, especially early on, and it put FaZe Clan in the driver's seat in the round. Unlike the rest of the match, FaZe Clan actually was in control and dictated the tone for the majority of the Search & Destroy round. It was the only round they would win, and ZooMa was a big part of it. Despite his strong Search & Destroy showing, his performance in the respawn rounds were wrought with inconsistencies. He had his moments, like his big push in Round 4 Hardpoint to get them rather close, but he often lost those moments quickly. He was never able to put together a consistent performance outside of Search & Destroy, as Team EnVyUs really controlled the pace of play in this match.
Three good, one bad, rounds in loss
June 16, 2018
ZooMa was good for three of the four rounds of the 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Day 1 of CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa did a lot of good in this match despite it being a losing effort. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him be a key part of the comeback as Red Reserve sat at the 209 mark, and even got them within striking distance of a win (though they could not pull out a victory). He went 33/30 with 41 seconds in the round. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a similarly close round, as they lost in 11 games. ZooMa was a key reason why it even got there, as he had double-digit kills and four first bloods. Without him giving FaZe Clan map control on multiple occasions, they may have fallen before game eleven. Round 3 Capture the Flag was their sole round win, and ZooMa's slaying helped keep them alive. His 24 kills led the lobby, and he was the main reason why Red Reserve's offense had problems breaking through the FaZe Clan defenses in the 3-2 win. He ran out of gas in Round 4 Hardpoint, however, especially after Zer0 went on his run. He went 27/40, putting a sour end on a good match for ZooMa (on an individual level).
Fails to engage with team
May 24, 2018
ZooMa attempted to flank a win in a 3-1 loss to Red Reserve on Thursday of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa may only have one tactic, which is flanking, but it's an amazing tactic in his hands. Unfortunately, the rest of his team failed to take advantage In Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag, ZooMa was excellent at opening points in the map with his flanking. This allowed him to steal points in both rounds and steal a win in Round 1 Hardpoint. The only problem with ZooMa's flanks was that it had the tendency to overlook objective control, such as in Round 4 Hardpoint.
Paced FaZe Clan to sweep win
May 23, 2018
ZooMa had an excellent showing in the sweep win over Echo Fox on Day 1, Week 2 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa easily was the best player for FaZe Clan in their sweep win. He did not have a down round, slaying well in all three of them. Round 1 Hardpoint saw him run out to a hot start and never slow down, notching 40 kills in the round. He led the lobby in kills, and constantly allowed FaZe Clan to keep their grip on the map and the Hardpoint. He did the same in Round 2 Search & Destroy, leading FaZe Clan to a very easy 6-1 win. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him be the only player on FaZe Clan to stand out, going 26/16 in the round. He was the only one to have a positive KD in the round, with the second-best KD on FaZe Clan was Priestah, going 21/21. He was their best player, dominating the sweep win from start to finish.
Two great rounds in loss
May 17, 2018
ZooMa had two great rounds in the 3-1 loss to Evil Geniuses on Day 2 of Week 1 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa was excellent in the first two rounds of this loss. He was all over the map in Round 1 Hardpoint, and was constantly pushing forward for FaZe. For long stretches of the round, especially early, he was the best player on FaZe. He led his team in kills with 33, but also died 35 times, which speaks to his incredibly aggressive style of play, and also how strong Evil Geniuses' slaying was. He continued his excellent display in Round 2 Search & Destroy. He was impressive from the beginning of the round much like the previous one. He was the only one to play well during the nine-kill streak by Assault that won Evil Geniuses Games 4 through 6, and helped pace them as they came back from that to win the round, their only round win of the match. The final two rounds, however, saw him struggle a little. He went 17/20 in Round 3 Capture the Flag, after being the only player on FaZe Clan to finish with a positive KD in the first half. He went 23/26 in Round 4 Hardpoint, with just 33 seconds on the hill. He limped to the finish line in this one, though he certainly played well in the first two rounds.
Remaining on FaZe Clan
May 3, 2018
ZooMa will remain on FaZe Clan, his teammate Attach relayed on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
It's all but expected OpTic Gaming will change their roster, with the latest rumors suggesting both Scump and Crimsix will remain on the team, while FormaL and Karma are expected to part ways. Who takes over the other two spots on OG has been a contentious point of conversation in the Call of Duty community as of late, with multiple rumors suggesting longtime FaZe Clan slayer ZooMa may look to team with the Green Wall duo. However, that appears to have been shot down according to Attach, who confirmed the roster would not be making any changes prior to May 7, when rosters must be officially confirmed. It's a telling remark, given the Stage 1 champions have struggled at times throughout the competitive season, and save for the aforementioned Stage 1 Championships, haven't seemed like one of the best teams in the world. They should benefit from what is expected to be a whirlwind of changes, as the roster continuation might help the unit jump out to a positive position to begin Stage 2.
Excellent outside one round
April 21, 2018
ZooMa had a bad round but was good elsewhere in the 3-2 win over Lightning Pandaz on Day 2 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Round 4 Hardpoint was a brutal round for ZooMa, and it was his worst round as a whole. He went 29/44, struggling to stay alive from start to finish. However, that was the only round in which he saw any real struggles. He was a strong and consistent slayer in the other rounds, even in both Search & Destroy rounds. Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him net over 20 kills and buoyed that with strong play on the objective. It was a good performance from ZooMa, all told.
Lots of good moments in win
April 21, 2018
ZooMa had some very high spots in the 3-2 win over Rise Nation on Day 1 of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa was mostly excellent in this match. He was not perfect, however, as he had a few rounds in which he struggled. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him get just three kills in the 10-game loss, which was easily his worst round. Round 4 Hardpoint saw him struggle to slay consistency (27/32), but had a strong objective game, netting over two minutes there. They lost that round, too, 250-247. The three round wins saw ZooMa dominate, however. He did not have the objective time in Round 1 Hardpoint he did in the later Hardpoint, but he had 33 kills and was a menace on the other end. He helped open up the map for the rest of his team with his strong slaying. His 19 kills in Round 3 Capture the Flag was second on the team behind Priestah, and the duo's strong slaying helped give them the late lead they grabbed in the second half. They trailed 1-0 for a long time, but they quickly rattled off three caps in a row to win it. He went off in Round 5 Search & Destroy, netting three first bloods in the first four games as they won in seven games.
Flanks to win the Stage 1 Championships
April 9, 2018
ZooMa won a show-stopping back-to-back Grand Finals victory over OpTic Gaming at CWL Stage 1 Playoffs, winning both series 3-2 and earning the title of MVP.
ANALYSIS
ZooMa truly has been the MVP of this squad. Breaking FaZe Clan out of a slump from CWL Dallas and making them Stage 1 champions, ZooMa forged this squad through fire by sticking to one simple tactic: flanks. ZooMa's tired and true strategy of flanking carried him through the Stage 1 Loser's Brackets as he was able to cause constant chaos in OpTic Gaming's ranks. While he made it look easy in this series, ZooMa showed impeccable game awareness as he was always spotting and pressuring his enemies' spawns. ZooMa didn't win this double Grand Finals off of one play, but instead by creating a consistent opening for his teammates to clutch up. This was best seen in the first Round 2 Search & Destroy as ZooMa constantly pushed mid-map to score kills. While he didn't always score a kill, he was always able to spot out players and make the call for his team.
Pressures Luminosity's flanks
April 9, 2018
ZooMa rebounded hard in a 3-2 reverse-sweep of Luminosity Gaming at the Loser's Finals at the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Round 3 Capture the Flag saw ZooMa begin a massive comeback he began to play for bold flanks after figuring out Luminosity Gaming's common positioning. This map awareness allowed him to spot out plays for his teammates to capitalize on. ZooMa's best round was Round 4 Hardpoint where ZooMa beamed with a fourteen killstreak. The Scorestreaks he scored were vital in stopping his rivals from surging back in that round, as Luminosity used ZooMa's aggression against him by forcing every fight on the hill to burn points and time.
Flanks and melts his rivals
April 8, 2018
o\ZooMa railed Team Kaliber with flanks in a 3-0 win on Day 3 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Team Kaliber, the team known for scrappy plays, couldn't lockdown ZooMa's flanks. Both ZooMa and Attach were able to glide around the map and steal kills, thanks to their strong SMG skills and Kenny's weak series. ZooMa's tight team coordination and calm composure allowed him to steal objectives and spawns against all odds. For example, in Round 3 Capture the Flag ZooMa had only 42 seconds to get a flag capture in overtime. ZooMa opened the second half of overtime with a kill, which allowed replays to move the flag from the enemy base. ZooMa was then able to rally the flag from replay's and bring into his team's base, where it was easily captured under the time limit.
Erases slow start
April 7, 2018
ZooMa had a slow start but overcame it in the 3-2 win over Team EnVyUs in their loser's bracket round one match on Day 2 of the CWL Stage 1 Playoffs.
ANALYSIS
Things started off rough for ZooMa and FaZe Clan in Round 1 Hardpoint. He went 34/43, struggling to run with the strong slaying Team EnVyUs in the round. On top of that, they lost 250-249 - it was as frustrating as it could get. Round 2 Search & Destroy was better for each. He had six kills through four games and was one of the leaders of their 6-1 win. He had 20 kills in Round 3 Capture the Flag, providing consistent slaying for FaZe Clan. His play helped give them their lead in the first half, and his strong defensive game helped them keep Team EnVyUs off the board. He made up for his first Hardpoint performance in Round 4 Hardpoint, leading them, alongside Replays, to an early lead. While they lost their lead late, to Temp and Huke's strong games, ZooMa had a solid 33/26 KD in the round. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw him dominant, alongside Priestah. He was a consistent force in the round and got the final kill in Game 9 to win it.
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