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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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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun

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In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.