Iconic Twitch streamer Nick "Nickmercs" Kolcheff recently confirmed plans to go pro in Apex Legends next year, and it seems that he already has a team planned. The Twitch star was formerly famous for his Call of Duty: Warzone streams but later switched to the Epic Games battle royale amid a massive surge in hackers early in August.
After playing Apex Legends for a few weeks, Nickmercs admitted to being addicted to the fast-paced nature of the battle royale. More recently, Nickmercs achieved Predator ranking a second time seems compelled more than ever to go competitive in ALGS.
Nickmercs confirms plans to go pro in Apex Legends
During a Twitch Livestream on 7th December, Nickmercs addressed speculation among some of his fans that he was moving back to Warzone and ditching Apex Legends.
"I'm not here to disappoint any of you guys. But, at the same time, I'm going to play what I want to play [...] We're going back to play COD again, and I don't want you guys to get a weird impression or idea over what the f***k we're doing," Nickmercs said.
The Twitch star then continued, saying he has "big plans" for Apex Legends. "I want to keep climbing the ranks of Predator, and then I want to get to the point where I'm very comfortable with ItsDeeds, and whoever we pick up as a trio before late February, then I want to go for Apex pro."
Later in the stream, Nickmercs further clarified that although he is playing Warzone with TimTheTatman and Cloakzy, it shouldn't prompt speculation that he only wants to play COD.
"I don't want you guys to think that means I'm going back to play COD every day; that's not what it's going to be [...] I play whatever I'm having fun playing," Nickmercs said.
"Mother f***kers just don't want you to enjoy [different games]. They think if you play a game and pop off on that game, you're going to play it for the rest of the time. It's such an odd thing," he said.
Indeed, it is strange, but we commend Nickmercs for sticking to his guns and playing the games that he loves most. Bending the knee to streaming what fans want to see might attract a larger audience of viewers but arguably comes at the expense of perhaps not enjoying that game.
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