NICKMERCS gets slammed in first game back in Warzone

NICKMERCS gets slammed in first game back in Warzone
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Written by 

Jack Marsh

Last updated 

8th Feb 2024 15:05

After an eight-month boycott, Nick "NICKMERCS" Kolcheff has returned to Call of Duty, although it looks like he's forgotten how to play.

NICKMERCS announced his return to Warzone on February 7, which was the first time since he left the Call of Duty community after controversial LGBTQ+ comments resulted in his Operator skin being pulled from the store.

But in his first game back, NICKMERCS didn't even last ten seconds in Urzikstan, as his return was met with a cold iron dispatch from the Cor-45.

NICKMERCS' Warzone return begins with catastrophic death


In his hiatus from Call of Duty, NICKMERCS continued his grind on Apex Legends, doubling down on his esports efforts with the Tripods. He unfortunately missed out on the ALGS Major by a single qualification point and continued to blame his LGBTQ+ education stance for not being included to Pro-League Invitationals.

It seems his time on Apex had NICKMERCS all confused when he landed back into Warzone, as he dropped in on a rooftop building and was pistol-whipped to the Gulag in the space of five seconds.

The streamer, now live on Kick, forgot that you start with a pistol. It's because Apex Legends characters don't have weapons from the get-go, and the habit of landing on ground loot appears to be one that dies hard.

To make things even worse, Nick lost his Gulag 1v1 by whiffing a bunch of shots with an SMG, setting him back to the spectator's screen almost as quickly as he arrived.

NICKMERCS says 'I stand by the s**t I said' amid Warzone return 

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Taking to his stream on his return, NICKMERCS said that his return was inevitable, although he has continued to stand by the reason why he left. Kolcheff says that he doesn't "love" the developers but that he doesn't want politics to be the reason why he can't play a good game.

"We all knew this day would come, never once did I say that I'm done forever. I stand by the sh*t I said, me playing this game with my friends doesn't change that," he said.

NICKMERCS soon managed to get back into his Warzone groove, taking on full squads of four on his own, and appears to be set to stay in the Warzone community for the foreseeable future.

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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