NICKMERCS’ Apex Legends team disbands as streamer ‘falls out of love’ with title

NICKMERCS’ Apex Legends team disbands as streamer ‘falls out of love’ with title
Image via Respawn Entertainment | NICKMERCS YouTube

Written by 

Jack Marsh


20th Feb 2024 17:25

Having made the switch to Apex Legends in 2021, Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff appears to be hanging up the sticks on his ambitions to be a professional player, as his Tripods team has disbanded.

The popular streamer opted in for a career in Apex Legends as Warzone fell off during its Caldera era, having enjoyed Respawn Entertainment's competitive-heavy title and the Ranked leaderboard that came with it.

But after missing out on the Pro League Major by a single qualification point, his Tripods teammates have announced the disbandment of the roster, claiming that NICKMERCS has "fallen out of love" with Apex Legends amid his Warzone return.

NICKMERCS 'falls out of love' with Apex Legends

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NICKMERCS has been an advocate for Apex Legends for a number of years now, having become "addicted" to the title in 2021, going on to compete in ALGS for two seasons and even hosting his own MFAM Gauntlet events with the Apex community.

However, his Tripods teammates Dominic "Deeds" Peranio and Rigoberto "Gent" Padilla have now both issued videos detailing the collapse of the roster as NICKMERCS returns to Call of Duty.

According to Deeds, "The simple answer is the fact [NICKMERCS] fell out of love with Apex," insinuating that the streamer won't be continuing to compete in ALGS under any banner.

NICKMERCS seemingly calls an end to Apex Legends career

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Although there appears to be no bad blood between the trio after their departure, Gent continued to add, "Sometimes interests don’t align and passion gets lost. For Nick, he has new interests and newfound passions. For Deeds and I, we want the same thing, we want to compete in Apex whether that means together or not."

NICKMERCS himself hasn't yet commented on the Apex Legends saga of his career, but having torn himself away from the Ranked leaderboard and dropping back into Warzone, it does appear the streamer has decided not to continue in his quest to make it to the main stage.

Still, his return to Warzone hasn't been without disaster, and it could be a short spell on the sidelines until Apex picks up again, who knows...

Jack is an Esports Journalist at GGRecon. Graduating from the University of Chester, with a BA Honours degree in Journalism, Jack is an avid esports enthusiast and specialises in Rocket League, Call of Duty, VALORANT, and trending gaming news.

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