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[e][h]Zerg CatZ
Player Information
Paulo Vizcarra
July 4, 1986 (age 36)
Alternate IDs:
coL.CatZ, coL.Standard, ROOTCatZ, ROOTWeWin, ROOTStandard, ROOTnOcancer, JEJUS, ROOT.Guacamole
Approx. Total Winnings:
Approx. Winnings 2023:
Years active:
2010 - Present
Years active (caster):
2013 - 2015
2018 - Present
2010-03-22 — 2011-06-12
2011-06-12 — 2012-05-15
2012-05-15 — Present
Recent Matches
CatZ Zerg Peru
Sweden Zerg Fjant
2023-01-06 18:05:00UTC  
CatZ Zerg Peru
United States Protoss Astrea
2022-10-31 00:00:15UTC  
CatZ Zerg Peru
Russia Zerg Rattata
2022-10-03 00:00:03UTC  
CatZ Zerg Peru
United States Terran Epic
2022-08-29 00:00:22UTC  
CatZ Zerg Peru
United States Zerg Neuro
2022-08-29 00:00:13UTC  

Paulo "CatZ" Vizcarra (born July 4, 1986) is a Peruvian commentator who is currently working for ROOT Gaming.


CatZ was a long time StarCraft: Brood War player. Teaming with Drewbie in 2v2 on iCCup they achieved an A rating. With the release of StarCraft II he has focused primarily on 1v1.

CatZ is known as a player with a very eclectic playstyle. Sometimes compared to TLO, CatZ has been known to engage in a variety of odd builds, including but not limited to early hatches in the opponent's main,[1] pulling off half the starting workers as harassing units, and dropping Ultralisks into enemy mineral lines.[2]

In Beta[edit]

CatZ started the ROOT Gaming team in beta with Drewbie. CatZ recruited many top players from Warcraft III and Brood War. The team blossomed during beta into America's top clan. He was active in the beta tournament scene with notable wins in the ITL.

Wings of Liberty[edit]


With the release of Wings of Liberty, CatZ has seen moderate success in tournament play.

At MLG Raleigh 2010, he won his first series 2-0. After losing 0-2 to LzGaMeR, he fell to the loser's bracket:

  • Game One was played on Steppes of War. CatZ's play was centered heavily around one-base infestor harassment. He ultimately lost when LzGaMeR pushed with a mix of Thors, Marines, Marauders and Banshees.
  • Game Two was played on Metalopolis, with CatZ spawning at 2 o'clock and LzGaMeR at 4 o'clock positions. LzGaMeR opened the game with strong Reaper play leaving CatZ playing from behind for the rest of the match.

In the loser's bracket, Catz defeated Machine (2-1) and J3TTY (2-0) before eventually losing to Agh 2-1 in a highly competitive series.


In 2011, CatZ would post his first notable tournament result with a victory in the first Invitational. He defeated players such as Pokebunny and MaNa along the way. Catz would be announced as one of the initial invites to participate in the first season of the IGN ProLeague.

In March 2011, CatZ was selected to be a player in the first season of the North American Star League.[3][4]

During this year, CatZ experienced relative mediocrity at MLG's, never making it out of the Open Bracket. His best result in the MLG Pro Circuit 2011 was placing 37th at MLG Columbus 2011, where he lost 0-2 to qxc in the loser's bracket finals of the Open Bracket.

On June 12, 2011, ROOT Gaming was acquired by compLexity Gaming and CatZ joined compLexity Gaming.[5]


On May 15, compLexity Gaming announced that they parted ways with CatZ and Drewbie[6] after their contract was not renewed. CatZ also announced the same day the rebirth of ROOT Gaming.[7] CatZ had originally planned to attend the MLG Summer Championship, but attended the WCG Pan-American Championship instead, where he took home the bronze medal.


  • He is one of ROOT Gaming's founders and co-leaders.[8]
  • In StarCraft: Brood War, he was leader of Team Peru for the WCG.[9]
  • Was a 2v2 player in Brood War with Drewbie, which has since carried over in 2v2 tournaments like the Evil Geniuses Master's Cup Series.
  • His handle does not refer to the animal, but is instead a nickname given by friends referring to his last name.[10]
  • He is known for interviewing himself.[11]
  • Was the last professional player to stream the Beta of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm.[12]
  • On Reddit CatZ revealed he suffers from Depression.[13]


In A1Premier Tournaments
2020-08-16AwardWar Chest Team League: 9th's Team CaptainROOT GamingROOT Gaming– : –$100
In A2Major Tournaments
2014-11-154thCopa América 2014 Grand FinalsROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 2$700
2012-07-011stEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series League VII
3 : 2FnaticFnatic$384.62
2011-12-223rdIPL Team Arena Challenge
3 : 5mousesportsmousesports$90.91
2011-08-113rdLatin American Invitational 2011compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming1 : 2$3,000
2011-06-172ndEvil Geniuses Master's Cup Series V
CompLexity Gaming
0 : 3mousesportsmousesports$272.73
In A3Minor Tournaments
2022-07-301stLTK Invitational Team League
ROOT Gaming
4 : 0JuggernautsJuggernauts$75
2019-08-132ndPSISTORM vs R00T Gaming
ROOT Gaming
0 : 1PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming$0
2019-08-132ndPSISTORM vs R00T Gaming - 4v4
ROOT Gaming
9 : 1PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming$25
2018-01-141stAfreeca World Team League
ROOT Gaming
4 : 0Sloth E-Sports ClubSloth E-Sports Club$133.33
2017-05-101stDuSt League Season 4
ROOT Gaming
4 : 2PSISTORM GamingPSISTORM Gaming$18
2015-06-211stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #5
ROOT Gaming
4 : 0Team AscensionTeam Ascension$41.67
2015-06-172ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars June 2015 #4
ROOT Gaming
2 : 4BaguetteBaguette$0
2015-05-201stSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #4
ROOT Gaming
4 : 3Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$41.67
2015-05-082ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2015 #3
ROOT Gaming
3 : 4mYinsanitymYinsanity$0
2015-04-282ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #7
ROOT Gaming
3 : 4AxiomAxiom$0
2015-04-172ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars April 2015 #3
ROOT Gaming
3 : 4StarTaleStarTale$0
2014-06-292ndCopa América 2014 Season 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming1 : 4$300
2014-04-102ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars May 2014 #1
ROOT Gaming
3 : 4IvDgamingIvDgaming$0
2014-03-222ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #7
ROOT Gaming
2 : 4Clan Who?Clan Who?$0
2014-03-172ndSHOUTcraft Clan Wars March 2014 #5
ROOT Gaming
0 : 4compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming$0
2013-12-012ndReddit OpenROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$60
2013-08-312ndBay Area TeamLiquid LAN XIROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$220
2012-09-122ndpHD Inaugural HotS Beta TournamentROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$500
2012-06-302ndALT StarCraft's AGL-June InvitationalROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 6$100
2011-07-121stAfter the Clash 2compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming3 : 2$400
2011-06-261stProdigy Team Star League Season 14 : 1$375
2011-03-182ndCreativity vs Insanity: TLO vs Catz Show MatchROOT GamingROOT Gaming0 : 3$50 InvitationalROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 2$400
2010-12-311stSGL Season 1
ROOT Gaming
4 : 3FnaticFnatic$18.18
2010-12-011stSGL Season 2
ROOT Gaming
4 : 3All4ONE GamingAll4ONE Gaming$81.25
In A4Basic Tournaments
2023-01-061stBig Brain Bouts #12 Match 2ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 0$80
2015-03-291stTeam Gravity's Fight Night 2015: March, Week 5 Match 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1$10
2015-01-261stTeam Gravity's Fight Night 2015: January, Week 3 Match 1ROOT GamingROOT Gaming3 : 1$10
2011-07-031stThe V Showmatch 19compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming0 : 0$100
2011-06-251stThe V Showmatch 18compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming4 : 0$100
2011-05-201stThe V Showmatch 17ROOT GamingROOT Gaming4 : 2$100
Complete list of results in any tournament

WoL Matches[edit]


See also[edit]

First Person View Match VODS[edit]


Matchup Statistics

 vs Protossvs Terranvs Zergvs RandomTotal
as Protoss2 - 0100 %0 - 0-1 - 420 %0 - 0-3 - 442.9 %
as Terran0 - 20 %0 - 0-0 - 20 %0 - 0-0 - 40 %
as Zerg258 - 20356 %205 - 27043.2 %257 - 24251.5 %17 - 289.5 %737 - 71750.7 %
as Random0 - 20 %0 - 0-2 - 166.7 %0 - 0-2 - 340 %

Earnings Statistics

1v1 Medal Statistics