As of this year I'm not looking to continue my career as a player in Overwatch.

I would say the biggest reason would be my personal motivation to keep on playing as I feel I would not be able to give the game 100% anymore. Some of you may know that I finished my Bachelor's degree in law last year and I'm looking to finish my Master's degree this year. I'm also doing an internship early 2020 so I'm having less time for gaming in general. So taking a bit of a break from the industry for the time being and we'll see what happens in the future. I'm looking to stream more though, but what and with what schedule - I'll have to figure it out.

I've been playing Overwatch since the first closed beta release and I must say I have many fond memories and I've met many wonderful people on this journey. It would be impossible to list all the people here so I'm not even going to try it, there's so many from my teammates, national teams,players, team staff, blizzard employees, event organizers, fans and so on...

I'd also like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout these years. Overwatch and the opportunity for me to play it professionally as a player probably wouldn't have happened without you.

Happy new year 2020 and till next time.
Joonas "zappis" Alakurtti

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