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Subliners is born from the grit and chaos of the underground. Like our city, our team is built from the ground up to be a movement that challenges the mainstream and the status quo. Our name resists definition, but it stands for all who subvert the rules and play the game their way. We thrive on high pressure, high stakes, and high intensity.
Thomas Paparatto, also known as ZooMaa, is a professional Call of Duty player for New York City. Tommy has been competing in competitive Call of Duty since 2013 and has revered the Call of Duty community in many ways. After his first tournament in 2013, Tommy had become one of the fastest growing professional Call of Duty players due to his top placings from the start of his career. Tommy, having joined FaZe Clan in March of 2015, has brought home numerous championships for the organization in the last four years. Now, as a part of New York City’s Call of Duty team, Tommy will work hard to bring just as many, if not more, championships home to New York City. In spite of his accomplishments in CoD, having relationships with friends, family and fans is important to Tommy. Being able to stay close to those important to him is one of the many reasons Tommy is proud to call New York home.
Introducing our first addition since announcing our starting roster, Mack. The 18-year-old made quite a splash in the Call of Duty Challengers Finals at the Minnesota Launch Weekend, finishing in second place after falling short to Team Singularity. He’s part of the new wave of esports professionals whose skill on the scene earned him a flight to New York City, where he now plays full-time for the New York Subliners. In game, Mack is a great shot and strong communicator, offering the team a skill upgrade and additional comms to help get callouts across to his teammates. Outside of his professional experience, the young gun is a big fan of The Weeknd, loves Marvel movies, and first played Call of Duty on Black Ops 3. Keep your eyes on Mack this season, as he looks to make a name for himself the second he plays.
One of the most decorated and well-known players in Call of Duty esports history, Clayster joins the New York Subliners after winning the Call of Duty League Inaugural Season Championship with the Dallas Empire. The back-to-back champion also previously won the title with eUnited and secured the championship one other time with Denial Esports. The biggest hype man in the league has a storied history with fellow teammate ZooMaa, as the two have teamed and made historic runs both on Denial and Faze. The reliable AR is one of the smartest players in the league, knows how to captain a team to championships, and provides enough gas to his teammates to fuel a trip across the country.
The French phenom is one of the most hopeful prospects in Call of Duty. HyDra has been grinding the amateur Call of Duty scene for four years waiting to turn of eligible age to earn a spot in the Call of Duty League. Extremely well-rounded with capabilities of being able to fry with the SMG or hit insane sniper shots, HyDra brings a wealth of utility to the New York Subliners, helping them adapt to anything a new Call of Duty title can throw at them. Look for the Frenchman to make a statement in the league this season and draw attention to his name as a rising star in New York.
The first signing to the NYSL Academy Call of Duty Challengers team, Diamondcon was quickly promoted to the first team after an impressive showing in Challengers and the Scouting Series. Previously a main AR for Triumph, Diamondcon’s steady shot and young skill should complement Clayster well for locking down sightlines, allowing a lot of space for the team’s subs.
A former teammate of ZooMaa and Clayster’s, Obaid Asim joins the New York Subliners after scrimming with the team for the majority of the offseason. During the inaugural season, Asim played for the Minnesota RØKKR, where he was instrumental in some of their most high-pressured matches. Asim provides quick chemistry, a veteran presence and flexibility to our new roster of young guns.