Apathy
Bryan Zhelyazkov 
United States
Team EnVyUs
Stumbles and falls in finals
August 14, 2017
Apathy slayed to his wit's end only to lose a double series Grand Finals to Optic Gaming at the 2017 CWL Championships, scoring a 71/73 KD in the first series and a 57/58 KD in the second series.
ANALYSIS
Apathy and SlasheR were the main slaying force for Team EnVyUs, and in some cases, the team's only slaying potential. The only round Team EnVyUs won would be the first series Round 2 Search & Destroy on Throwback. And it was thanks to Apathy. Dropped a huge 11/3 KD, Apathy played a slow and calculated game even as OpTic Gaming tried to rush Team EnVyUs with smoke grenades. Oddly, this same calculated gameplay wasn't implemented well in subsequent series, either playing too slow or too fast. For example, in the second series Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback, Apathy stood outside of the third Barn point for about ten seconds while waiting for his teammates to push, even though this allowed OpTic Gaming to build map control and points. This overfocus on team fighting is what doomed Apathy in the end as it gave OpTic Gaming far too much control over the pace of the game. SlasheR.
Works as a deadly unit with team
August 13, 2017
Apathy destroys with teamwork with a 65/60 KD in a win over eUnited on Day 4 of CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Apathy may have not had a massive stand-out performance, but his excellent teamwork clutched the win. This series saw an old-school Team EnVyUs where Apathy was the head of the unit, front-and-center with his SMG and calling the shots. This was best seen in Round 4 Hardpoint on Retaliation where he was absurdly smooth with his shots and a 24/13 KD. He scored several four killstreaks across the round, meaning he was constantly out-trading eUnited . This allowed Apathy to surpass eUnited's hundred-point lead to clinch the win. Round 3 Uplink saw Apathy's leadership as he made the call-outs for his teammates. His command saw him chain 12 points in under four minutes.
Has no apathy for opponents in big win
August 12, 2017
Apathy put up a 60/52 KD in Team EnVyUs's win over Ghost Gaming that put them in the winners semifinals of the 2017 Call of Duty World Championship.
ANALYSIS
Throughout this series, Apathy was constantly cleaning up shop for his team. Whenever someone would fall off and stop contributing, Apathy would slide right in and play the part of the hero. This happened in both Round 2 Search & Destroy and in Round 3 Uplink. With such a multifaceted attack coming from this squad, there was just nothing at all that Ghost Gaming could do to stop it. With the dominating sweep, EnVyUs are through to the winners semifinals to face eUnited to continue their bid to repeat as World Champions.
Distances himself from kill streaks
August 11, 2017
Apathy focused on objects in a 3-1 victory over Epsilon eSports on Day 3 of the CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Apathy didn't attempt to hog the glory as a prepared Epsilon eSports forced him to group with his team. After getting whipped in Round 1 Hardpoint, Team EnVyUs refocused their tactics to focus on the objectives and teamwork, both things which Apathy is a wizard at. This was easily seen in the second half of Round 3 Uplink on Frost with Apathy blasting a triple kill alongside JKap in Epsilon eSports' base. The set of kills easily turned the game into Apathy's favor as SlasheR quickly capitalized with a dunk. From there, Apathy helped set up a grand rally of 10 points as each member rotated around the map.
A slaying machine in the respawn game modes
August 3, 2017
Apathy was the best slayer of his team in the respawn game modes against eUnited in the Winner's Final of the Stage 2 Playoffs, scoring an impressive overall KD of 61/56.
ANALYSIS
Apathy's slaying game was on point in the respawn game modes, although his Search & Destroy performance might be a potentially exploitable weakness in the future. He came out swinging in Round 1 Hardpoint, easily keeping eUnited from taking key Hardpoints and notching a 26/21 KD for himself. As mentioned before, his Search & Destroy play needs work, for during Round 2 Search & Destroy for this series he would only wind up with a negative KD of 2/8, often the first to die in many of the games of that round. Apathy would make up for it in Round 3 Uplink, for while he didn't score any points in this surprisingly low-scoring game, his expertly gained KD of 33/27 would be the dagger in the heart of eUnited's hopes of avoiding the Loser's Bracket.
Stumbles in a tight series
July 31, 2017
Apathy falls just short, with a 66/75 KD in the first series and a 74/79 KD in the second series, in two losses to OpTic Gaming at the Stage 2 CWL Championships.
ANALYSIS
Apathy never managed to pull the plays that were needed to win. Importantly, Team EnVyUs seemed to know how to play against OpTic Gaming. Apathy took the game extremely slow, making sure to get a lead before trying stall their lead. The problem was that Apathy rarely broke far enough ahead due to his flat slaying, such as the first series Round 3 Uplink where they stalled the map with a single dunk. Apathy scored brief glimpses of victory, a triple kill here and there, but it never broke Team EnVyUs ahead of the pack. This was mainly because Apathy wasn't aggressive enough in cutting map control, mainly in Hardpoint rounds such as in Round 1 Hardpoint on Retaliation.
Plays support in win
July 30, 2017
Apathy occupied a support role in the 3-2 win over Luminosity Gaming on Day 2 of the Stage 2 Playoffs to put Team EnVyUs into the Winner's Final.
ANALYSIS
Apathy was a background player in this match. Round 1 Hardpoint was an incredible win for Team EnVyUs. They trailed Luminosity for the entire round, just staying close enough to keep it competitive. However, they ended up mounting a huge comeback, and they won the round after being down 246-223. Apathy played a great game (outside of his death total) in the round, going 31/31 with 1:30 on the objective. Apathy had the final two kills in Game 2 of Round 2 Search & Destroy, which was a 6-3 win for Team EnVyUs. The next two rounds were quite poor for Apathy, and two losses for Team EnVyUs. Round 3 Uplink saw Team EnVyUs have an early 4-1 lead, and end up surrendering six unanswered points to lose 7-4. Apathy did not do much of anything, scoring zero points and going 16/28. He did not improve in an all-around terrible Round 4 Hardpoint. They lost 250-89, and the scoreboard reflects the difference in play in the round. Apathy went 14/23, with 35 seconds on the objective. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Team EnVyUs win 6-3 to halt Luminosity Gaming's comeback. Apathy added a final kill in Game 3 in the win.
Supportive in win
July 28, 2017
Apathy played nothing but a support role in the 3-2 win over FaZe Clan to cap off Day 1 of the Stage 2 Playoffs. The win puts Team EnVyUs in the Winner's Semifinals.
ANALYSIS
Apathy hardly sat in the spotlight of this five-round thriller, but he did play a supporting role in the win. Round 1 Hardpoint was brutal for Team EnVyUs. They limped out of the gate to a 250-87 loss and never threatened FaZe Clan. Apathy was no stranger to the struggles, going 13/16 with 21 seconds on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw Team EnVyUs get back into the match with a round win, and JKap and SlasheR led the way. Apathy played off of them. Round 3 Uplink was another blowout for FaZe Clan. They ran out to a 11-0 lead, and Team EnVyUs feebly fought back to make the final line 13-4. Apathy scored half of his team's points, but went 20/27 in the round. Team EnVyUs paid them back with a excellent Round 4 Hardpoint performance. They had leads of 140-11 and 200-45 before winning the round 250-45. This was Apathy's best round, as he went 17/13 with 29 seconds in the dominant round for Team EnVyUs. Round 5 Search & Destroy saw Team EnVyUs comeback from a 4-1 deficit to win in 11 games. Apathy played well, notching the final kill in Game 6 and cutting the deficit to 4-2. He had two kills, including the final one, in Game 7, furthering their comeback effort. He played well in the final round to clinch their spot in the Winner's Semifinals.
Decimates in the late game
July 24, 2017
Apathy slowly heats up with an 81/88 KD in a win over Cloud9 on Day 3 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
Apathy couldn't show up until very late into the series, but his late arrival became key to EnVyUs's success. For most of the series, Apathy sat at a negative KD. This wouldn't become much of an issue since his score wasn't significantly negative and his teammates were able to pick up his minor slack. However, Round 3 Uplink on Frost was a bizarre showing that needs attention. Apathy dropped a 15/26 KD, accidentally turning the map into a slow war of attrition where neither side could comes up with enough slays for the win. Round 4 Hardpoint saw Apathy quickly flip his game and score a 36/29 KD, a strong score that allowed Team EnVyUs to pull ahead of Cloud9.
Struggles in sweep loss
July 23, 2017
Apathy did not do well in their loss to OpTic Gaming on Day 3 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Team EnVyUs, outside of the second round, struggled mightily in this one. Round 1 Hardpoint was firmly OpTic's, with EnVyUs struggling to keep pace. Apathy struggled with the rest of his team, going 28/36 with 25 seconds on the objective. Round 2 Search & Destroy was a weird round for Team EnVyUs. It went to 11 games, but it was mostly on the back of JKap. In the sixth game, he had 11 kills and the other three members of Team EnVyUs had six in total. Apathy struggled through the end of the 11-round loss, outside of a bomb defuse in Game 4. Round 3 Uplink saw Apathy's struggles continue. He went 19/27, and added a point to the 10-6 loss that they were never really close to overcoming.
Melts down the competition
July 23, 2017
Apathy crushes with a 73/57 KD in a win over Epsilon eSports on Day 2 of Group Green.
ANALYSIS
While SlasheR often took the show, Apathy was the superior slaying force for Team EnVyUs. Apathy sat comfortably on an assault rifle for most of the game. In Round 1 Hardpoint on Throwback, this allowed him to beam from afar such as in the first Bike Path hill. However, he made some smart plays, such as in the second Bike Path when Apathy went for a rear flank while SlasheR engaged. The coordination was even clearer in Round 3 Uplink. Both Apathy and John melted through Epsilon eSports' defenses with crispy shots. In the second half, Apathy and John coordinated their slaying so that while one was streaking the other was scoring point. Apathy closed Round 3 Uplink with a 31/22 KD.
Destroys Hardpoints but barely makes a dent elsewhere
July 23, 2017
Apathy must learn to diversify his play style if he wants to survive in Group Green, as his game against OpTic Gaming on Day 1 demonstrated, with an overall KD of 79/75.
ANALYSIS
Apathy dominated the Hardpoint game mode against OpTic Gaming, no question there. But he needs to learn not to be a one-trick pony if he hopes to help Team EnVyUs survive Group Green. Apathy destroyed OpTic Gaming in epic fashion during Round 1 Hardpoint with some well-placed Scorestreak usage at the end and a 24/20 KD, but the subsequent Round 2 Search & Destroy did not go nearly as smoothly for him, where he got annihilated with the rest of Team EnVyUs with only a 3/7 KD. Round 3 Uplink wasn't the best of rounds for Apathy either, as the entire team struggled to get the ball through the goal, Apathy not able to do so and also only netting an even KD of 25/25. Round 4 Hardpoint saw an uptick in the fortunes of Apathy where he got a decisive 24/17 KD, but again he'd falter in what seemed to be an unfamiliar game mode for him in Round 5 Search & Destroy, where he'd be swept aside with only a 3/6 KD.
Solid showing in sweep win
July 22, 2017
Apathy played well as Team EnVyUs swept Cloud9 on Day 2 of Group Yellow.
ANALYSIS
Round 1 Hardpoint was an incredibly close match. Both teams were neck and neck, with no one being able to separate themselves from the other. The moment one team got a lead, the other would turn around and take it back. It ended up falling in Team EnVyUs' favor, 250-237. Apathy had a solid showing, going 23/22 with 1:32 on the objective, playing a support role to the leaders of EnVyUs in this round, Aches and Assault. Round 2 Search & Destroy saw a rather easy 6-3 win that saw Team EnVyUs play well. Apathy had the final kill in Game 4 and Game 6, being part of a balanced offensive attack. Round 3 Uplink was a defensive first half, and a rather exciting second half, ending 8-4 in favor of Team EnVyUs. Apathy had a strong first half, ending it with 18 kills. He ended up with a 28/25 performance, adding one point to his team's efforts.
Slow end in loss
June 16, 2017
Apathy had a rough end to the match, as Team EnVyUs were swept by Luminosity Gaming on Friday at CWL Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
Apathy had a nice slaying performance in Round 1 Hardpoint, notching a team-high 21 kills and 50 seconds on the objective. The round was close early on, but that did not last. Team EnVyUs forced a Game 11 in Round 2 Search & Destroy, and Apathy was a big part in why they got there. He had the final kills in Game 2, 6, and 10. Without him, they may have lost well before Game 11. Round 3 Uplink was an utter blowout; they lost 18-6, and Apathy went 16/28 with no points scored. The end of the match was bad all around for Apathy and Team EnVyUs.
Falters late in loss
May 27, 2017
Apathy had a rough last round as Team EnVyUs were swept out of the Stage 1 Playoffs on its second day by OpTic Gaming.
ANALYSIS
Apathy had a great Round 1 Hardpoint, and was a big reason why they nearly pulled out the round. He went 34/32 with a minute on the objective in the 250-231 defeat -- his big moment came when the score was in the mid-100s. He stopped an OpTic run and put Team EnVyUs on one of their own to tie it at 163 -- OpTic Gaming were in a position to get a huge lead if not for Apathy. However, OpTic Gaming squeaked out the win, a theme of this sweep. Apathy had the final kill in Game 3 of Round 2 Search & Destroy, but they could not overcome OpTic in nine games. Round 3 Uplink was another close one, going 7-5 to OpTic Gaming, but Apathy really struggled. He had zero points, the only member of Team EnVyUs to not score, and went 14/27 -- the only member of Team EnVyUs to have less than 20 kills. With a good Apathy performance, Round 3 Uplink may have looked different.