Entertainment

Apex Legends streamer Dizzy returns from hiatus to play Valorant

Published: 18/Jan/2021 20:41

by Bill Cooney

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Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows practically took over Apex Legends esports before moving to streaming, and then leaving social media entirely in July. Now he’s back, and ready to take on a whole new challenge: Valorant.

Dizzy was known for his stellar Apex Legends play, with thousands of viewers heading to his stream or whatever pro event he was playing in to watch him put on a show. He swept through basically everyone he came across in matches, leaving no doubt he was one of the best players around

Then, in July 2020 he disappeared from the internet entirely, after stepping back from Apex esports in 2019 to focus on streaming the game. Now, after roughly six months, Dizzy has announced his return and the latest game he’ll attempt to master.

EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends ExhibitionDizzy was one of the most well-known Apex pros since release, even winning the very first Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge.

In a Twitlonger announcing his return on January 18, dizzy said he was ready to get back to streaming and would be playing mostly Valorant this time around instead of Apex. Meadows also revealed that the passing of well-known WoW streamer and good friend Byron ‘reckful’ Bernstein in July, 2020, was one of the big reasons he took his break.

“I felt like I wasn’t performing and felt like I just let everyone down with my constant breaks and inconsistent play. I felt I had just burnt myself out,” the streamer said in a Twitlonger. “Around the time of Byron’s passing I was thinking about him the night before and waking up the next morning to the news, I was heartbroken. I fell into a depressed state and just needed some time to myself. I needed a hiatus for my mental health.”

“I’ve been slowly recovering and I feel like I’m ready to come back to streaming and plan on playing mainly Valorant,” dizzy continued. “I’ve also decided I’m going to start streaming on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. I look forward to being back. I missed you guys.”

If you want to catch dizzy in person, head over to his Twitch channel at 4 PM EST on Monday, January 18, where he’ll be streaming for the first time in over half a year, and welcome him back.

The loss of Reckful was definitely a hard time, not just for the WoW community but for Twitch as whole, and just add on the kind of year that 2020 seemed to be for everyone else, and we can understand why dizzy took some time off. It’s good to have him back though, and we can’t wait to see him pick up where he left off.

Gaming

EA says Respawn has full control over making Titanfall 3 or not

Published: 25/Feb/2021 10:59

by Calum Patterson

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As dedicated Titanfall fans wait impatiently for any kind of update on a third game in the series, EA have said that it’s entirely up to Respawn what games they make – whether it’s Titanfall 3 or anything else.

Titanfall 2, the 2016 sequel, has been praised widely as one of the best multiplayer games of the decade, despite a middling sales performance, generally blamed on a very congested release period.

In 2019, Respawn revealed their next game – Apex Legends – would be a battle royale set in the Titanfall universe, but very clearly not a third entry in the main series.

Understandably, this disappointed Titanfall fans immensely, and despite the massive success of Apex Legends (which surpassed all expectations), Titanfall 3 is still a hopeful pipe dream for many fans.

No plans for Titanfall 3 confirmed by Respawn 2
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With its Steam release, Titanfall 2 saw a surge in new players.

EA responds to Titanfall 3 rumors

Speaking to IGN, EA’s Chief studios officer Laura Miele has said that whether Titanfall 3 comes or not is entirely up to Respawn Entertainment.

“Apex takes place in the Titanfall world and the Respawn team is incredibly proud of that legacy and brand,” Miele said.

“[Respawn] will determine what the future holds for Apex and Titanfall,” she continued. “I don’t believe in directing or telling games teams what to create, it has to come from the player community, and the inspiration and motivation of developers.”

Apex Legends dev on Titanfall possibility

So, what has Respawn said about a potential Titanfall 3? Well, on Twitter, Chad Grenier, game director on Apex Legends, has given fans a glimmer of hope.

Responding to a fan asking if Chad would like to develop Titanfall 3, Grenier said, “Yes! Loved Titanfall 2, campaign was a blast creating. I think there are a lot of people who would love a sequel, or never experienced 1 & 2.

“I love Apex too though, and it’s still growing strong! Who knows what the future will hold.”

There are no guarantees then, and for the time being, Respawn’s full attention is on Apex Legends. After all, the battle royale has been going from strength-to-strength, releasing on Switch in March and then mobile later in 2021.

As for Titanfall, it’s certainly not off the table, but we’re not expecting any big announcements anytime soon. Earlier in January, it was revealed via a job listing that Respawn are working on a totally new IP.