Parasite has been one of the top players in the competitive Call of Duty scene for quite some time now. He was actually part of the team that ended up winning the first-ever Call of Duty World Championship.
Recently however, he posted a statement in which he claimed that he will now be officially retiring too. This is quite a blow to the pro scene since he was actually the last standing member of that original team that won the tournament, meaning that officially, every one of those legends has now quite the game.
This was to be expected considering the fact that the first ever tournament took place 9 years ago, and that Black Ops 2 was the first game to actually have this World Championship in.
The winners at the time were none other than Adam “KiLLa” Sloss, Damon “Karma” Barlow, Marcus “MiRx” Carter and of course, Chris “Parasite” Duarte.
All of these players have subsequently quit the game by now, with the last member of the crew, Parasite, officially having retired as well now.
Parasite has always been a major part of the Call of Duty scene, to the point where he was actually considered to be the most famous player of all time not too long ago.
Most of his fans refer to him as Haggy, and he’s been a competitive FPS player for well over a decade now. He’s played through most games out there, and during his last competitive COD tournament he truly showed the world that he was not one to be messed with.
During the 2021 Black Ops Cold War season he played for the London Royal Ravens, and he tried his hardest to keep up with all of the new names in the pro scene.
While his performance was still stellar, he still found himself lagging behind every now and then, to the point where he even said in an interview that he had lost his passion to compete, that he didn’t care about winning or losing anymore which was very hard for him to deal with.
Having done this for so long now, it is quite understandable to say the least that the spark that got him into competitive FPS games had almost completely been lost, having been replaced with just sadness over no longer taking any joy out of it.
While we do wish that we could have gotten a couple more years with Parasite, we support his decision and we hope that he can still make a name for himself, perhaps in a different game altogether.
While he does want to play more FPS games, his time as a professional COD player is completely over by now, as he just does not wish to force himself to compete anymore.
This is quite a sad day for all of the Call of Duty community, since losing the last member of the original team that won the championship 9 years ago is like losing your father figure. Hopefully the new names can fill in these shoes better.