Christopher ‘Parasite’ Duarte has cast doubts over his future as a professional Call of Duty player, revealing to fans that his retirement is on the horizon.
The Black Ops 2 World Champion made a solid start to the Black Ops 4 season, linking up with the Pittsburgh Knights organization prior to the first event of the year - CWL Vegas. Parasite’s squad qualified for Vegas after making their way through the play-in event, finishing in the top 16 teams at the tournament.
Despite adding two veteran players prior to the start of the Pro League Qualifier, the Knights could only muster up a 21-24 placing - meaning they wouldn’t be a Pro League team for 2019.
The team has since disbanded and now Parasite may be hanging up the sticks for good.
On February 17, the former Fariko Impact star tweeted: “If I don't get a CWL offer around March I’ll be quitting CoD and taking a chance at competing in whatever Apex Legends future competitive scene holds.”
He added: “I’m not entirely sure where to begin so if any of my H1Z1 pals can point me in the right direction that would be great. Thanks.”
If I dont get a CWL offer around March I’ll be quitting CoD and taking a chance at competing in whatever Apex Legends future competitive scene holds. I’m not entirely sure where to begin so if any of my H1Z1 pals can point me in the right direction that would be great :) thanks🙏🏼— Christopher Duarte (@Parasite) February 18, 2019
Apex Legends has taken over the gaming world since it’s release on February 4, but there isn’t much set in the way of esports competition. Organizations have already begun searching for players and content creators but nothing has been announced by Respawn Entertainment.
However, the game is only two weeks old so something may happen not too far down the line - and Parasite is in prime position to make the move, provided no Pro League team makes an offer to acquire him and his championship experience.