05 Oct 2021 1:02 PM +00:00

Apathy Announces Retirement From Competitive Call of Duty

For those familiar with competitive Call of Duty, Bryan "Apathy "Zhelyazkov will be a name that many members of the community will recognise. On October 4th, 2021, the North American veteran announced that he will be retiring from competing at the highest level.

His time in the Call of Duty League (CDL) didn't feature much success having competed for the Seattle Surge and the Los Angeles Guerrillas but he's still considered to be one of the very best players to ever pick up a controller. Known for his incredible slaying ability with a submachine gun in hand, Apathy ends his career as a two-time world champion, winning the tournament in 2016 and 2018 respectively.

Apathy Retires From Call of Duty Esports

Apathy Kissing Call of Duty World Championship Trophy
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Apathy burst onto the competitive scene during the Ghosts season as part of the formidable Strictly Business roster that managed to defeat the almighty Complexity team for the top seed in the North American Regional Finals. While the team was unable to score the win, Apathy quickly moved on to bigger and better things with runs as part of FaZe Clan, Team Envy, and Evil Geniuses.

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As COD esports switched to a franchised model for 2020, Apathy joined the Seattle Surge but the team never found form despite fielding an immensely talented group of players. For 2021, he moved to the Los Angeles Guerrillas where he finished the regular season in 11th place, missing out on the season-ending CDL Championship.

In his announcement, Apathy revealed that he "did try to get on a pro team and wanted to keep competing but there were no opportunities and offers," which ultimately sealed his fate ahead of the start of the Vanguard season.

What Next For Apathy?

Despite the last two seasons of his career yielding minimal success, Apathy will be known as one of the very best slayers to ever grace the game. As for his future, he's teased that he will be trying his hand at content creation. Best of luck in retirement, Ap!