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Who is dizzy? How the NRG pro rose to success with Apex Legends

Published: 15/Mar/2019 18:13 Updated: 15/Mar/2019 18:39

by Alan Bernal


Apex Legends brought with it a revitalized formula to battle royales which has made millions of players fall in love with it since it’s February 4 release. One of those players has risen in popularity almost as fast as the game itself.

NRG’s Coby ‘dizzy’ Meadows has been one of the brightest stars to emerge from the popularity of the newest battle royale, but not many people know much about the young talent.

Dizzy’s introduction to the pro scene didn’t start with Apex. He had previously been a part of Mythic and Selfless Gaming’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squads before landing with his current org, NRG.

Though his stint on the CS:GO pro circuit was short, it didn’t matter since full-time streaming was his dream. Until Respawn Entertainment unexpectedly dropped Apex Legends.

“…Full-time streaming was my dream, and not only that, I want to be a competitive player and compete in Apex Legends,” dizzy said in an interview with Forbes. “This is only the beginning for me.”

Like many other players, dizzy fell in love with Apex Legends upon release. Unlike many other players, he had committed an insane amount of time to the brand new title immediately after it launched.

Code Red TournamentThough the game hasn’t been out for more than two months, Dizzy is already taking an early lead in Apex Legends wins.

“…When Apex Legends came out I fell in love with it.” dizzy said. “I put 100% into it the first day the game came out. I streamed it for 21 hours, I had so much fun enjoying a fresh battle royale.”

Though he had an early affinity for Respawn’s game, it wasn’t until the first Twitch Rivals series for the battle royale where his talent was put to the grindstone.

Some would expect a no-name talent to fade away into obscurity with a squad consisting with the likes of Ninja and KingRichard. But not very many expected the young gun to hard-carry during many instances in the game’s first sponsored tournament.

Even after securing the first two tournament wins in Apex Legends, dizzy hasn’t stopped pushing himself forward in the battle royale. He currently has over 12,600 kills on his main Wraith, while touting about 2-and-a-half million points of damage done.

Though mystery still shrouds the rising talent, audiences are sure to familiarize themselves as he racks up tournament wins in his favorite battle royale.

As the game mature’s and competitions evolve, it seems like dizzy will be a mainstay in Apex Legends tournaments to come.

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What does Branthium mean in Apex Legends? Horizon & Ash Season 7 teasers

Published: 27/Oct/2020 15:07

by Calum Patterson


Amid all the teasers for Apex Legends Season 7, one word has been on the lips of a number of characters: Branthium. But, what is this? Now, we finally have an answer to the mystery: but we’ve got a whole load more questions too.

The first time we heard the word Branthium in Apex Legends, it came from Ash, at the end of the Season 5 Broken Ghost quest.

Ash is the villain from Titanfall 2, who was recruited by Kuben Blisk, before she “died” at the hands of Jack Cooper, was put back together again, her memory wiped, and then her head split into parts and spread throughout Kings Canyon.

Once the Legends put her head back together, she spoke to them, and, as part of an unintelligible message, said: “all roads lead to Branthium.”

Ash saying Branthium in Apex Legends
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Ash was the first time we heard ‘Branthium’ in Apex Legends.

What is Branthium in Apex Legends?

After the mention from Ash, in the first Twitter teaser for Season 7, Horizon (expected to be the next playable Legend), repeated the word “Branthium” in among all the static.

It later became clear that Horizon was repeating what Ash said – or, perhaps Ash was repeating Horizon.

Is Branthium a place?

The saying, “all roads lead to Branthium”, is undoubtedly a play on the common phrase “all roads lead to Rome.” Typically, this saying refers to “all paths or activities lead to the center of things” – it comes from Ancient Rome in the literal sense, when all roads started from the capital city.

So, at first, most theories believed Branthium was a place, possibly related to the planet Psamathe and its city, Olympus. Ash finished her monologue by saying “Welcome to Olympus.”

But, a spanner was thrown in the works of this theory by Horizon. In the latest Twitter teaser, Horizon says: “Just got to figure out how he can fuse the Branthium (or Brantium?) without critical mass.”

So, is Branthium actually some kind of element, or fuel, or material? This remains unclear, but it wouldn’t make sense for Ash (and Horizon) to say “All roads lead to Branthium,” if it was simply some kind of element.

The truth about Branthium revealed

It didn’t take long for Respawn to reveal the truth behind Branthium, confirming that it was in fact an element that the people of Psamathe needed as an energy source, to solve their looming energy crisis.

Branthium Energy Crisis
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Dr Mary Somers (aka Horizon) was tasked with finding Branthium to solve the energy crisis.

Unfortunately, after retrieving the Branthium, Somers was betrayed and left to die in the abyss of space, which is where the Season 7 story is about to pick up.

Horizon holding Branthium
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Horizon retrieved the Branthium – before being betrayed.

Horizon kept the original sample of Branthium for herself, before she set out to fulfill her promise to her son.

This could line up with the involvement of Hammon Robotics too. The Planet Harvester which launched in Season 4 is being used by Hammond “to gather precious metals from the core of the planet for reasons unknown.”

It’s still possible that Branthium is both a place and an element, with the latter named after the former.

Season 7 is set to start on November 4 – a week earlier than initially planned – so we should learn a lot more then.