Zachary "ZachaREEE" Lombardo, flex DPS for Dallas Fuel, announced his retirement from competitive Overwatch to focus on Valorant.
The Dallas Fuel lost a flex DPS today, as Zachary "ZachaREEE" Lombardo retires from competitive Overwatch.
Today we mutually part ways with @zacklombardo as he announces his retirement from Overwatch.
He is one of the brightest young talents in esports, a fierce competitor, a selfless teammate & we’re all looking forward to seeing what he accomplishes next.
Thank you Zack! pic.twitter.com/mWHQ0rLUbo
— Dallas Fuel (@DallasFuel) June 3, 2020
Lombardo began his Overwatch career in 2017 playing for Renegades in the Overwatch Carbon Series. His team ended up on the third place of the tournament, winning the loser bracket 3-1 against compLexity Gaming.
In 2018, Lombardo joined Fusion Univesity, the academy team of Philadelphia Fusion competing in the Overwatch Contenders: North America. With his team, he won the BEAT Invitational Season 3, the Overwatch PIT Championship North America Season 2, as well as the Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1 and 2 in North America.
The American player also represented his country during the Overwatch World Cup 2018, losing 1-3 against Team UK in quarterfinals. However, he didn’t take part in the 2019 edition of the worldwide tournament, in which Team USA beat the reigning champions of Team South Korea to win the World Cup.
Lombardo joined Dallas Fuel in late 2018. He played in the Overwatch League 2019 Stage 2, and lost in the Playoffs quarterfinals against Vancouver Titans. More recently, the team competed in the May Melee tournament, reaching the quarterfinals.
In a TwitLonger, Lombardo shared his feelings about Overwatch, the League and the people he met during his career. He also talked about his plans for the future. And these plans have a name: Valorant. The FPS from Riot Games has many enthusiasts and caused a massive exodus from Overwatch League players - including the Overwatch League 2019 MVP, Jay "sinatraa" Won.
Lombardo is a long-time FPS lover, with experience on Battlefield, Call of Duty and Counter-Strike. He will now dedicate his time streaming on Valorant until an organization signs him to play professionally.