Apathy
Bryan Zhelyazkov 
United States
Team EnVyUs
Rejoining Team EnVyUs
September 23, 2018
Apathy will rejoin Team EnVyUs after a year away from the organization as the 2018 World Championship roster from Evil Geniuses will move to EnVy.
ANALYSIS
2018 wasn't the only time Apathy won the aforementioned pivotal prize, as the veteran player famously also won the championship in 2016 with Team EnVyUs, and then nearly won it again in 2017 as the team fell just short with a second-place finish. Alongside Huke, the only member of EnVy to return for 2018, this figures to be an explosive and talented lineup that should compete for multiple championships in Black Ops 4.
Gives a solid defense
August 19, 2018
Apathy delivered a strong defense in a double Grand Finals win against Team Kaliber, losing the first series 3-2 and winning the second series 3-0, on Championship Sunday of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship.
ANALYSIS
Apathy didn't match his teammates' slaying, but he was able to assist them in meaningful ways regardless. The first half of the first series saw Evil Geniuses pick a map pool favorable to them, such as Round 1 Hardpoint on Gibraltar. Apathy was able to use the large map to secure spawns against Team Kaliber's offense. For example, during the second Castle Road Hardpoint, Apathy was able to give his team nearly endless spawns. But when Team Kaliver turned up in the second half of the series, Apathy struggled to make his presence felt meaningful. The second series quickly fixed Apathy's one flaw, slaying, as he was able to hold Hardpoints in the second Round 1 Hardpoint.
Centers his team
August 19, 2018
Apathy anchored his team's spawns in a 3-1 win over Team Kaliber to win a place at the Grand Finals on Championship Sunday of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship.
ANALYSIS
Apathy wasn't a heavy slayer, but he was important in Evil Geniuses' double-AR strategies. Playing as Evil Geniuses' anchor, Apathy tagged with Aches to play a long-range game against Team Kaliber's close-range SMG tactics. Aches was the more aggressive of the two ARs, leaving Apathy to hold spawns for his team. Apahty would be key in Round 3 Capture the Flag where he was able to hold spawns near the objective just by holding back slightly away from teamfights.
Wakes up in the late-game
August 18, 2018
Apathy struggled until Round 4 Hardpoint in a 3-2 win over Team EnVyUs on Day 4 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Apathy played a slow supportive role for his team in the first two rounds, before sacking his team in Round 3 Capture the Flag. While not outstanding, Apathy was serviceable in Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy where he was able to help his team hold spawns against a teamfight focused Team EnVyUs. Round 3 Capture the Flag saw Apathy utterly fall apart with a double negative KD that sacked his team as he was unable to scout, fight or defend for his team. However, he was quickly able to rally in Round 4 Hardpoint as he scored a five killstreak in the mid-game to land some a vital Glide Bomb that helped Evil Geniuses snowball the map.
Solid in different ways
August 17, 2018
Apathy had great rounds, and was very versatile, throughout the sweep win over Team Vitality on Day 3 of the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championships.
ANALYSIS
Apathy was very aggressive in Round 1 Hardpoint, as he spent little time on the objective (39 seconds), and a lot of time out in the map killing Team Vitality players (27 kills). He had the freedom to do this because of how stable his team was behind him, and in turn he helped keep Team Vitality members away from the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him and Aches fall into a more supportive role, as SiLLy and Assault were leading them on the front lines of the 10-game win. Round 3 Capture the Flag again saw Apathy lay back, as he opted to provide a stable defense for Evil Geniuses in the 3-1 win.
Confuses communications and calls
June 27, 2018
Apathy failed to watch flanks in a 3-2 loss to Red Reserve on Wednesday of the CWL Global Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Apathy's call-outs were his biggest weakness and a major contributor to Evil Geniuses' loss. Both Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Evil Geniuses struggle to coordinate, such as in the listen-in during Round 1 Hardpoint where Apathy struggled to figure out Red Reserve's spawns. While Evil Geniuses would rebound in Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint, Apathy's poor communication crippled Evil Geniuses in Round 5 Search & Destroy. In Game 11, for example, where Apathy gets distracted by Skrapz above the Bomb B site while Red Reserve made a three-man push into their defenses.
Gets better as the series against Team Kaliber goes on
May 26, 2018
Apathy had a sour start against Team Kaliber, but thankfully the rest of his team pitched in to ultimately walk away with a 3-0 win on Thursday of Week 2 of the CWL Pro League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Apathy did not do well in Round 1 Hardpoint, scoring a negative KD of 20/33 and a measly 55 seconds of hardpoint control time, which probably contributed to Evil Geniuses victory that round being as close as it was. Apathy definitely picked up the pace in Round 2 Search & Destroy, where despite Team Kaliber attempting a heroic comeback, Apathy managed to shut them down with a KD of 8/7. In Round 3 Capture the Flag, Apathy went negative in KD once again with 19/20, but his flag capture early in the round alongside that of Aches was the key factor in Evil Geniuses' victory that round to seal the 3-0 sweep.
More good than bad in close win
May 18, 2018
Apathy had three great rounds in the 3-2 win over Team EnVyUs, on Day 3 of Week 1 of Stage 2, CWL Global Pro League.
ANALYSIS
Apathy had a strong performance in this match, especially in their three round wins. Round 1 Hardpoint was a strong start for Apathy, and for Evil Geniuses. They got off to a hot start, taking the lead right out of the gate, and Apathy was a big part of that. He, Assault, and SiLLy were a dominant trio, and their strong slaying was what really put Evil Geniuses out ahead of Team EnVyUs. Apathy was the slayer of the three, as his 39 kills led the lobby. He paired that with a strong 1:18 on the objective, putting together an excellent showing. Round 2 Search & Destroy was more of the same, as Apathy played very well. However, SiLLy took the mantle as leader for Evil Geniuses. Apathy was a quality player in this round, and that depth helped put Evil Geniuses up 2-0. He really struggled the next two rounds, as Team EnVyUs easily forced a fifth round. That Round 5 Hardpoint was as dominant a display as Apathy and Evil Geniuses could have; they won 6-0, and Apathy went 11-0. He had the final kill in five of the six games, as well. It was a perfect display, especially after dropping the previous two rounds so easily.
Good Hardpoint in win
May 17, 2018
Apathy had two good Hardpoint rounds in the 3-1 win over FaZe Clan on Day 2 of Week 1 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Apathy was a solid contributor for Evil Geniuses, but he was never in the spotlight; he fell into a more support-based role for Evil Geniuses, which was a big part of their win. Round 1 Hardpoint was a perfect example of his strong support play playing a key role in their win. His best run in the round came in the middle of the round, as the combination of him, Assault, and Aches paced Evil Geniuses and saw them really run away with the round. FaZe made multiple pushes, but that trio kept pushing them back and putting Evil Geniuses ahead. Round 4 Hardpoint was similar, where he was a key piece of their win, though Assault struggled and SILLy took the mantle of leader for Evil Geniuses. The middle rounds saw him struggle a little. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw him have a hard time slaying with FaZe Clan, and Round 3 Capture the Flag saw him go 15/16. While the middle rounds were average at best, he book-ended them with solid Hardpoint rounds.
Defenses fall to fast attacks
April 23, 2018
Apathy faltered in pushing back Rise Nation in a back-to-back grand finals loss at the CWL Seattle Championships, losing the first series 3-1 and the second 3-0.
ANALYSIS
Apathy didn't have much time to save Evil Geniuses' sinking hopes. For all the plans he had cooked up meant little in the face of Rise Nation's absolute fury. Round 1 Hardpoint went well due to Evil Geniuses' tight rotations, but that would be the only positive for them this series. The first Round 2 Search & Destroy came surprisingly close but Apathy's lack of aggression hurt Evil Geniuses as Rise Nation could quietly build flanks. Round 3 Capture the Flag would be another close round that went into overtime, but Apathy wasn't able to really pressure Rise Nation's hot streak. After that, the series fell completely out of his control due to Rise Nation playing a blistering style that he simply couldn't keep up with.
Plays an aggressive defense
April 22, 2018
Apathy played an aggressive AR in a 3-0 win over eUnited on Sunday of CWL Seattle to advance to the grand finals.
ANALYSIS
Apathy and Assault handled AR duties for Evil Geniuses. Out of the two, Apathy was the far more aggressive player as he eagerly pushed spawns to punish eUnited's slow slaying. Apathy's aggression worked marvelously with Assault's more defensive gameplay. Assault could defend flanks and Apathy could land the kills, allowing the two players to easily defend points. The strong defensive slaying also meant Apathy could easily run out and push lanes right behind SiLLy and Aches. This strong emphasis on defense actually allowed Apathy to play more aggressive in Round 1 Hardpoint.
Cooks his enemies from afar
April 22, 2018
Apathy ripped Team EnVyUs with his AR in a 3-0 win on Saturday of CWL Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Apathy may have been out of the conversation for Stage 1, but he's certainly has proved his worth this weekend. He's adjusted to the new meta quickly thanks in part by foregoing traditional AR roles of holding backline. Instead, Apathy was willing to push out lanes to take map control while having the flexibility to switch to SMGs on any given map. This key difference is what allowed him to dominate the early half of Round 2 Search & Destroy as he constantly played aggressive positions to deny his opponents space to set up. From there, Apathy was able to score three key first-bloods by Game 4.
Falters after strong first round
March 30, 2018
Apathy had a hot first round and not much else in the 3-1 loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 1 of the CWL Birmingham Open.
ANALYSIS
Apathy had an incredible Round 1 Hardpoint. They led for the early portions of the round, and it was, in large part, due to him. He had a 23/12 KD as they hit 100 points, and they held on to a lead for a little while after due to him. However, OpTic Gaming woke up, and went on a huge run to win the round. Apathy struggled after that, however, from Round 2 Search & Destroy where they did not win a game, to Round 3 Capture the Flag and Round 4 Hardpoint. Apathy could never reach the heights of his strong first-round performance in this match.
Strong bookend performances
March 22, 2018
Apathy had a good first and fourth round in the 3-1 loss to Splyce on Day 2 of Week 4 of CWL Global Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint and Round 4 Hardpoint were clearly Apathy's best rounds. He helped pace Evil Geniuses in the first round, and gave them their first big lead with a kill streak. He finished with a strong 36/32. His fourth round performance was similarly strong, finishing 38/37. However, he could not do enough to prevent Splyce's impressive comeback, from down 198-106 to a 250-225 win. He had a middling-at-best showing in the middle rounds, which were a pair of Splyce wins. Overall, it was an average performance, with his Round 2 Search & Destroy and Round 3 Capture the Flag performances dragging him down.
Strong respawns in loss
March 16, 2018
Apathy had great respawn rounds, but it did not prevent Evil Geniuses from losing 3-1 to FaZe Clan on Day 2 of Week 3 of CWL Pro League, Stage 1.
ANALYSIS
Round 2 Search & Destroy was a struggle for him, and for most of Evil Geniuses. They quickly went down 5-1, and came all the way back to 5-4 before losing the 10th game on the back of Aches and NAMELESS. He held behind them, but it was mostly a round filled with struggles. The rest of his performance was very good, however, despite the 3-1 loss. He was a positive player in each round, whether it was his 68 combined kills in Round 1 and Round 4 Hardpoint, or his staunch defensive play in Round 3 Capture the Flag, their only round win.
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