Apex Legends

NRG’s dizzy explains why he’s retiring from professional Apex Legends

Published: 11/Dec/2019 0:44 Updated: 11/Dec/2019 9:35

by Brad Norton

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One of the biggest names in Apex Legends esports, Colby ‘dizzy‘ Meadows, has parted ways with NRG Esports and retired from competitive play in order to ‘focus on new pursuits.’

Despite having only launched in 2019, Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends has already lost one of its biggest esports superstars as dizzy has stepped away from the competitive scene.

In a December 10 announcement, dizzy revealed he would be no longer be competing at the professional level in Apex Legends. Looking to start a new chapter in his life, the former pro has parted ways with NRG Esports and will be focusing primarily on streaming the battle royale title and “expanding his content.”

EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends ExhibitionSince its release in February of 2019, dizzy has been one of the most prominent professionals, even winning the very first Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge.
 

Throughout a lengthy statement, the popular player elaborated on his surprising decision and explained what led to his departure from the competitive side of Apex Legends. 

“When Apex Legends was announced and released, I dropped everything and focused on grinding it out. I was just doing what I love to do,” he expressed.

“Some of you may have noticed that over the past few months my stream has been inconsistent. I’ve had some personal challenges and really needed to decide what my passion was going to be.”

“I have finally made my decision,” he asserted, outlining that he will no longer be “competing professionally” in Apex Legends but will instead shift his efforts towards streaming. After a month-long break from Twitch, dizzy is set to make his return to the platform on December 11. “Catch me tomorrow for my return stream,” the statement concluded.

 

Having actively competed since the inception of competitive Apex, dizzy achieved a wide array of first-place finishes throughout a number of major events and made a name for himself with his highly aggressive playstyle. 

From bursting onto the scene in the North American Twitch Rivals competitions and stomping consecutive weekly Code Red tournaments, to his most recent victory at TwitchCon 2019 which netted him $60,000, dizzy was in rarified air at the very top of the competitive Apex scene.

Having amassed a following of over 700,000 fans on Twitch and just under half a million subscribers on YouTube, the flashy plays and engaging personality of dizzy clearly struck a chord within the Apex Legends community. 

“He won the hearts of fans all across the world, and helped NRG explode into the apex scene,” NRG stated in an announcement of dizzy’s departure from the organization. “After much consideration, he has decided to take a step back and retire from competitive Apex Legends.”

 

One of the best to ever compete in the battle royale title, it’s evident that dizzy won’t be parting ways with the game entirely. 

With a focus on streaming and content creation moving forward, fans will still be regularly treated to insane gameplay and remarkable FPS skills through his Twitch broadcasts and YouTube videos.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.