Twitch streamer NICKMERCS discusses the decline in his viewership and debunks claims that he “fell off” during a recent live stream.

For fans of the battle royale genre, the end of the year is an exciting time. Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone are releasing massive content updates over the next week that will drastically change the gameplay. Unsurprisingly, many streamers are looking forward to playing these new seasons of the games. Some may be surprised to learn that Twitch streamer NICKMERCS is not one of them, claiming that he wants to stick with Apex Legends.

NICKMERCS has been a top Twitch streamer for the past few years. Nick became well-known for his prowess in first-person shooters, such as Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone. However, in recent months, his average number of viewers has decreased. Some have speculated that he is in decline as a result of this.

NICKMERCS discussed his declining viewership and claims that he “fell off” in a recent YouTube video from December 2nd. He spoke candidly about the issue, admitting that his number of views had decreased. Nonetheless, he maintained that he was “still crushing it comparatively,” and that while viewership numbers were a useful metric, he believed that people placed too much emphasis on them. Furthermore, he stated that enjoying what he streamed was more important to him than broadcasting what would get him more views on Twitch and YouTube.

NICKMERCS not only addressed the problem, but also gave his fans several reasons for the drop in average viewers. He claimed that a number of factors influence viewership that are beyond his control. The pandemic, according to the streamer, was a factor in his previous success. People being unable to work or travel, he believed, was the reason he had around 80,000 viewers in previous Warzone streams. He also admitted that Apex Legends wasn’t as well-known as games like Call of Duty: Warzone. 

He wrapped up by giving his fans a preview of what was to come. According to the streamer, his main goal in Apex Legends was to continue to improve. He claimed that he had not yet reached his full potential in the game and that he could win tournaments in the future.

For many members of NICKMERCS’ MFAM community, hearing NICKMERCS’ candid comments about his career is refreshing. While it will be interesting to see if Nick returns to Fortnite or Warzone in the coming days, he claims he is “locked-in” to grinding Apex Legends for the time being.