Zappis Retires from Professional Overwatch

Zappis during his time with the Florida Mayhem
Zappis during his time with the Florida Mayhem / Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment

Joonas "zappis" Alakurtti retired from professional Overwatch on Friday, ending a four-year career in the esport.

"As of this year I'm not looking to continue my career as a player in Overwatch," zappis wrote in a TwitLonger. He went on to explain his focus had shifted to his budding law career, though he may find time to stream occasionally.

"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," he wrote.

Zappis began his Overwatch career playing for SG-1. He went on to compete with Ninjas in Pyjamas, Rest in Pyjamas, Team Gigantti and the Florida Mayhem. He also appeared on all four Finnish Overwatch World Cup teams.

"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," he wrote.