The big person to beat in Smash 4 has very much been ZeRo. Recently on Twitter he has been discussing future plans and possible Smash burnout in coming to the upcoming tournament Paragon. He has now officially announced he will no longer be attending the event.
Not Going To Paragon Anymore
After thinking long and hard about it, I'm not going to Paragon 2015 anymore. Ever since EVO I've felt a tremendous burn out in the game. I constantly push myself hard, and hard, and it's taking a toll on me. I just can't take it anymore. It's really hard for me to sit down and practice like I used to because I'm just burned out from long hours of practice every day for most of this year. Most of my time is spent in working on my YouTube channel, and other aspects of my life, the rest of the time is practice. But since I haven't been able to do that, I simply don't feel mentally prepared to compete at such a tournament right now. I haven't been sleeping properly, practicing properly, and I just don't feel well in general. I'm too stressed, burned out and tired from everything. I need a break, and that'd help me get back on my Smash ways. I'm taking a 3 week break, where I'll clear my mind, enjoy my life and do things that make me happy and relax. Just have a good time.
I'll be back for Big House 5 where I plan to be back stronger than ever. I talked to my manager and TO of paragon about this, and they're both understanding.
I apologize to all the fans who wanted to see me play at Paragon, but my health comes first and I hope you guys can understand that. Thank you.
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SmashCapps hopes that ZeRo feels better soon and that the competition at Paragon will still be fierce. To keep up with his adventures in gaming (he just got signed by a team) be sure to follow him on Twitter.