Nick ‘NICKMERCS‘ Kolcheff, a Twitch streamer and Apex Legends Global Series competitor, has explained why he chose to compete in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale.

NICKMERCS is probably better known in the video game community as a content creator and streamer than as an esports competitor. He’s been a content creator first and foremost since leaving Fortnite, with occasional forays into creator tournaments.

That could be about to change, as he recently confirmed he would be competing in the Apex Legends Global Series, Respawn and EA’s battle royale’s official esports environment.

Nick and the other members of his trio had a successful first day at the ALGS, and afterward, he explained why he chose to return to esports and why he enjoys competing so much.

He concluded by saying that the experience was unique, with 50,000 Twitch viewers congratulating the winners and thanking everyone for their support.

It was a promising start for the streamer, who has done just as well in Apex Legends as he has in Gears of War, Call of Duty, and Fortnite.

Nickmercs isn’t satisfied until he’s among the best. If he does, we’ll keep an eye on him.