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Small Twitch streamer in tears after massive host from Apex Legends pro dizzy

Published: 10/Apr/2019 9:09 Updated: 10/Apr/2019 14:51

by David Purcell

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Twitch streamer NiceWigg broke down in tears when he realized NRG’s Apex Legends professional player dizzy had hosted his broadcast on the platform.

The gamer, who streams with what looks to be a large Dragon Ball Z inspired wig on his head, was seen getting emotional on his April 9 broadcast after being given the opportunity. 

Dizzy has been dominating Apex Legends tournaments since the game was first released on February 4, teaming up alongside Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and others for many victories in King’s Canyon, which has made him an instant hit on Twitch.

Graphics from Respawn EntertainmentDizzy has often been the star of the show at Code Red and Twitch Rivals tournaments in Apex Legends since the game released.

NiceWigg tried to put into words how much it meant to him to be hosted by such an established player in the game’s competitive community, but the emotions seemed to get the better of him.

“That’s all I want man,” the streamer said, clearly moved by the gesture. “It’s all I wanted to do is stream, dude. All I want to do is talk to people and have fun man. What’s going on bro? Thank you so much, dizzy.”

Once he laid out his goals as a streamer, to reach out to thousands of people and help them in the future, NiceWigg – whose real name is Jack – claimed that it was the “craziest moment” in his life.

After hosting Jack’s stream, dizzy posted a message to his fans: “Making others smile and happy just warms my heart. I love you guys,” he tweeted.

It’s unclear whether or not the message is directly related to NiceWigg’s reaction, but it is obvious to see that dizzy generally takes great pleasure in helping other streamers and Jack couldn’t have been happier on this occasion.

Dizzy himself has enjoyed a massive rise in popularity in the space of only a few months, proving that with dedication and a helping of good luck, it is possible to make it big in the competitive world of streaming.

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Apex Legends dev explains why “useless” Wattson won’t get more buffs

Published: 26/Nov/2020 5:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 5:29

by Isaac McIntyre

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Bad news Wattson fans… Respawn has no plans to buff the Apex Legends engineer again in Season 7, despite the fact much of the battle royale’s player base believes the Static Defender is “useless” in her current state.

Wattson who has been part of the ever-growing Apex Legends roster since mid-2019, was recently handed a buff in Season 7’s ‘Ascension’ patch; her signature ability, “Perimeter Security,” had its damage topped up slightly.

According to the Apex Legends community, however, the French defender is still relatively “useless” in the Season 7 meta. In fact, the view is so widespread that a Reddit thread simply titled “Buff Wattson please” racked up 15.1k upvotes, and more than 125 awards.

In the thread, ‘BaguettePaquette’ declared: “It’s time to radically remake Wattson. Not just +5 to fences, but the whole concept of a ‘defending legend’.”

Unfortunately, when an Apex Legends dev did finally arrive in the thread, it was to deliver bad news: there are no plans to give Wattson more buffs in Season 7, despite the defender’s low pick rate in public playlists and ranked lobbies.

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Wattson has been dubbed “useless” by the wider Apex Legends player base.

Wattson isn’t “useless,” says Apex dev

The reason, game designer Daniel Z. Klein explained, is twofold. The first is that Wattson is “all over the place” in pro play. According to the dev, who “rewound the final game,” four of the final six squads in ALGS finals included a Wattson.

The second was a rebuttal to the Reddit thread’s suggestion Wattson is “useless,” both on new map Olympus, and in all Apex Legends lobbies.

“I’m going to respectfully disagree… on Olympus, or elsewhere. You’re confusing two things; pick rate and effectiveness,” Klein said. “Yes, she’s lowest pick rate, but her win rate is very good. She’s is top 4 across most power metrics.”

The “fun” problem: why no one plays Wattson

The problem, he continued, is that Wattson “isn’t super fun for most people.” Her abilities are based around holding choke points, which Apex Legends players often shy away from.

“[That] means we can’t just put power into her until she’s more widely played, because she’s already very near the top of our power charts; on the other hand, it means that putting power into her won’t address the problem either,” he said.

“It’s not that people pick her and fail to be effective. Clearly the people who do run her have more success than on most other characters. There’s something about the FEELING of playing her that isn’t attractive, and power doesn’t fix that.”

Wattson Apex Legends screenshot
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The French defender is powerful, but fails to be “fun” in public lobbies.

Rework may be one possible solution

So, no more Wattson buffs in Season 7, especially as she continues to hit top scores on many of Respawn’s hidden metrics. A rework though? That’s another story.

“Your suggestion for a rework is most promising,” Klein admitted, but said there are two issues there; the cost ⁠— “reworks are incredibly expensive” ⁠— and two, she already fills an area “very needed” in competitive play: defensive strengths.

“I don’t think she should be 100% or near 100% pick rate in competitive… ideally we find a rework that makes at least part of her kit exciting in the moment, while not losing her identity as a structure giver,” the Apex developer concluded.

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Mirage (pictured) and Lifeline have both got reworks; could Wattson be next?

There was a glimmer of hope for fans of the French defender, however. Klein admitted he “could be convinced to buff her” in an effort to “throw a bone to Wattson mains,” but promised that “wouldn’t change the problems.”

For now, Wattson mains should hold tight. There’s a rework in the pipes that may eventually land, and more buffs are possible; it may just take a bit of begging!