Apathy – Bryan Zhelyazkov

Bryan "Apathy" Zhelyazkov
Apathy - Bryan Zhelyazkov
usa United States
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
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Current Team
Past Teams
Elevate, Evil Geniuses, FaZe, EnVy

Apathy, also known as Bryan Zhelyazkov, is a professional Call of Duty player and a 2016 and 2018 World Champion.


Apathy, also known as Bryan Zhelyazkov, is a professional Call of Duty player and a 2016 and 2018 World Champion.


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 2011 – 2011
VVv Fly Societylogo std.pngvVv Fly Society
 2012 – 2012
ApeX.Collapselogo std.pngapeX.Collapse
2012 – 2013
Twisted Methodlogo std.pngTwisted Method
Mar 2013 – Mar 2013
Dare Risinglogo std.pngDare Rising
Mar 2013 – Apr 2013
Curse NAlogo std.pngCurse
 2013 –  2013
Denial Esportslogo std.pngDenial Esports
 2013 – Apr 2014
Strictly Business Gaminglogo std.pngStrictly Business
Apr 2014 – Jun 2014
Team Kaliberlogo std.pngTeam Kaliber
Jun 2014 – Jan 2015
FaZe Clanlogo std.pngFaZe Clan
Jan 2015 – Feb 2015
Team JusTuslogo std.pngTeam JusTus
Jan 2015 – Mar 2015
Playerrole icon.pngFaZe Blacklogo std.pngFaZe Black
Mar 2015 – Jun 2015
Prophecy NAlogo std.pngProphecy NA
Jun 2015 – Jul 2015
Playerrole icon.pngElevatelogo std.pngElevate
Jul 2015 – Sep 2015
Rise Nationlogo std.pngRise Nation
Sep 2015 – Oct 2015
Team Kaliberlogo std.pngTeam Kaliber
Nov 2015 – Jan 2016
Enigma6 Goldlogo std.pngEnigma6 Gold
Jan 2016 – Apr 2016
Playerrole icon.pngTeam Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid
Apr 2016 – Aug 2017
Playerrole icon.pngTeam Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy
Sep 2017 – Sep 2018
Playerrole icon.pngEvil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil Geniuses
Sep 2018 – Apr 2019
Team Envylogo std.pngTeam Envy
Apr 2019 – Oct 2019
Playerrole icon.pngEvil Geniuseslogo std.pngEvil Geniuses
Oct 2019 – Present
Playerrole icon.pngSeattle Surge

Call of Duty: Black Ops 1 (2011)

Apathy began to gain recognition during the Call of Duty: Black Ops season. While on Fly Society, Apathy achieved his first Top 10 placing, finishing 9th at MLG Columbus. Bryan then achieved his highest placing of the season while on apeX.Collapse, finishing 2nd at MLG Raleigh.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (2013)

He struggled during the Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Season, playing on Quantic LeveraGe, Xtravagant, Twisted Method, and Team Curse. Apathy’s highest placing during the BO2 season was 8th at UMG Chicago with Twisted Method.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (2014)

Apathy really began to shine in Call of Duty: Ghosts, while on Strictly Business. Finishing 8th at the MLG Spring Championship. Bryan, along with Censor, Dedo, and Saints, were one of the few teams to beat the juggernaut Complexity squad, finishing 1st at the Call of Duty Championship 2014: US Regional Final. After a 4th place finish at the Call of Duty Championship, Apathy left Strictly Business to join Team Kaliber. He did not attend UGC Niagara, but did compete at the MLG X Games Invitational. His play sent Team Kaliber into the championship match with OpTic Gaming. They fell just short, losing Game 5 Search and Destroy on Sovereign 6-4, becoming the first Call of Duty Silver Medalists. Team Kaliber narrowly made the Championship Bracket for the MLG Championship Anaheim, by finishing in 8th place in the MLG CoD League Season 2. However, the team came short, placing 7th/8th at the tournament. Apathy chose to leave tK, and join Censor, Dedo, and Parasite on FaZe Clan. This team faired well, earning 1st place at UMG Nashville 2014.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (2015)

Still under FaZe, now playing with ACHES, SlasheR and Censor, the team won the first major of the season, MLG Columbus Open 2014. Playing through losers bracket, they beat out a very strong OpTic Gaming squad in the grand finals by winning two best of 5 series. However after a poor performance at UMG Orlando 2015, Apathy moved around a number of different teams, including Team JusTus, Prophecy NA and Rise Nation but struggled to find consistent success. Under FaZe Black, with teammates Censor, ProoFy and StuDyy, Apathy placed 13th-16th at Call of Duty Championship 2015.

Apathy revealed in 2018, after winning his second world championship, that he had considered retiring from competitive Call of Duty at the end of the Advanced Warfare season.[1] After successive top 12 placings with Rise Nation, and then a top 16 at the MLG World Finals 2015 with Team Kaliber, Apathy says he “was broke and at the brink of quitting”.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (2016)

The Black Ops 3 season was Apathy’s most successful thus far. However, it started poorly – now teaming with Enigma6 Gold with long time teammate Censor, as well as Dedo and Saints, the team failed to qualify for the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Regular Season. Apathy, along with StuDyy then moved to Team Liquid to join Burnsoff and MerK. The outlook looked bright for this squad after 3rd-4th at their first event as a team (UMG South Carolina 2016 Champion Tournament). The team then attended the 2016 NA CWL Stage 1 Relegation through qualifying online. The team faced h2k-Gaming and were 3-0 up before being reverse swept, and therefore not qualifying for 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Regular Season. Following MerK’s retirement, Team Liquid released the roster. However, Apathy’s talent had been recognised, and he was seen as a top SMG player. Consequently, he and John were both picked up by Team EnVyUs, to replace ACHES and TeePee, for the rest of the Black Ops 3 season, and this team was to see a lot of success. Despite a slow start, finishing 7-8th at MLG Anaheim Open 2016, the team found consistency, coming 1st in both the 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Regular Season (although this was only due to OpTic Gaming forfeiting 4 series due to CWL rulings and suspensions), and the 2016 NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs, which netted Apathy his largest cash prize ($16,500) since 2014 champs. At MLG Orlando Open 2016, the final event before champs, the team finished 2nd to OpTic Gaming.

Team EnVyUs were placed in Group G with fellow NA team Cloud 9, EU squad Team Vitality and the Australian arm of Orbit – Team Orbit ANZ. Apathy and his team won the group finishing 3-0 series count, and 9-3 map count. Due to OpTic finishing 2nd in group H, the teams met in winner’s bracket round 1. nV took the match 3-1, winning the final map (Fringe CTF) 1-0, after Karma made a notoriously questionable play with a dart, taking him out of the action while SlasheR made the only flag cap of the game. In winner’s bracket round 2, Apathy and nV faced FaZe, and won the series convincingly 3-0, scoring 18 points to 8 in the Uplink on Evac. In the 3rd round of winners, they came up against the surprise package of the tournament, FAB Games eSports, in what was a closer contest than the FaZe match. nV won the Hardpoint and Uplink comfortably, but dropped the Search and Destroy 5-6. However they closed out to win the series 3-1 in the end, winning the Game 4 CTF 3-2, after John secured the match with a capture with only 22 seconds remaining. Apathy got both the other caps for the team. They now faced Elevate in winners finals. nV took the first map comfortably, winning Evac Hardpoint 250-100, notably all players on the team had over 1 minute in the Hardpoint. Elevate won the Search and Destroy and the Uplink though, leaving Apathy and his team fighting for their tournament life. Apathy and John performed very well on Stronghold CTF, going 26-13 and 24-13 (k/d) respectively, and Apathy secured 2 captures for his team. With the series now tied 2-2 going into Infection Search and Destroy, Apathy once again performed strongly finish with 10 kills and only 3 deaths, leading his team to a 6-2 victory against a team renowned for Search and Destroy. Now in Grand Finals, they faced EU team Splyce. Surprisingly, nV lost the hardpoint, a mode they had only lost twice previously in the tournament. However they won the next 3 maps with reasonable ease, and won the series 3-1, crowning them Champions for 2016 Call of Duty World League Championship.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2017)

Due to Apathy’s marriage and JKap’s and SlasheR’s school commitments, the team were less practiced than normal and placed uncharacteristically poorly at the first event of the season 2017 CWL Las Vegas Open, finishing in 9-12th place. As a result of this, and poor placing’s in the the online MLG GameBattles 2K Series tournaments, nV’s place in pools at the next event, 2017 CWL Atlanta Open was far from secure. However, winning a 2k tournament, the team just managed to have enough pro points to make pool play. They played well at the event, but fell just short, finishing 3rd. The team then flew to Paris to compete at the 2017 CWL Paris Open. Surprisingly, the team finished as poorly as they had done back in Vegas, placing 9-12th, following back to back 3-0 losses to OpTic Gaming and Splyce. The team practiced heavily after the event, knowing that their placing in Paris was well below their expected standard, and placed top 4 at both of the subsequent online 2K series. The next event for the squad was the Dallas Open, and the team did fair slightly better. Losses in pool play to OpTic, and the surprisingly strong GosuCrew who came from the Open Bracket, meant EnVy had to play through losers bracket. The team made an admirable run, beating SetToDestroyX, Cloud 9 and Luminosity, before eventually being beaten in a map 5 by eventual runners up eUnited, placing EnVy in 5-6th for the event.

Despite their relatively poor placings at the first 4 events, EnVy were still high enough in the pro points rankings to qualify as the 5th seed for the 2017 CWL Global Pro League Stage 1. EnVy were placed into group red with the top EU team Splyce, the top APAC team Mindfreak, as well as fellow NA Squad Cloud 9. For their final match against Splyce, EnVy would have to win the match 3-0 to top the group. EnVy surprised many to do just that, winning the Hardpoint and Search and Destroy narrowly, before completing the clean sweep in a more comfortable Uplink. Apathy had an incredible performance particularly in the Uplink, with 35 kills, and was suggested by many to be the best player over the weekend. The team failed to perform at the Stage 1 Playoffs however, losing in their winners round one match to Luminosity, and then eliminated by OpTic Gaming, placing 7/8th.

What came next was a shock for the EnVy roster, as they flew to compete at CWL Anaheim, where they placed top 24 – the organization’s lowest ever at a major event. After finishing dead last in there pool with an 0-3 loss to open bracket team Rogue, and were immediately beaten in the losers bracket by Allegiance. Many thought that a roster change would be on the cards, but the team were unable to secure a move, and so would play out the remainder of the IW season. The team boot camped together, with both Stage 2 Playoffs and Champs coming up, there was still millions to play for.

In a remarkable turn around, the team stormed through the stage 2 playoffs, making it to grand finals through the winners bracket. A very hot OpTic Gaming met them in the final, and Envy simply ran out of momentum, losing two best of five series, and placing 2nd. With the World Championship up next though, it had given the roster new found optimism. Envy topped their group, and made another remarkable winners bracket run, including what is considered one of the greatest comebacks in Call of Duty history – coming back from 0-10 down in Uplink against eUnited, to win 11-10 in the last moments. Once again they reached the grand final, once again would face OpTic Gaming, and once again OpTic would have to win two best of 5 series. With the chance to be the first roster to win back to back world championships, and for JKap to get his third ring, the team came up short. OpTic were the better team over both best of fives, winning 3-1 and 3-0.

Following the crushing defeat, the Envy roster announced they would be splitting, with only SlasheR remaining with the org. Apathy announced a few weeks later, just ahead of the release of CoD: WWII, that he would be joining Evil Geniuses, alongside ACHES, Enable and NAMELESS.

Call of Duty: World War 2 (2018)

Apathy and the new Evil Geniuses roster began the WWII season in decent form, placing consistently inside the top 16 in the weekly online CWL 2K tournaments – enough to earn them a spot in pool play for the first event of the season, CWL Dallas. EG performed fairly well in their pool, beating Splyce and Ghost Gaming, but losses to FaZe Clan and eUnited meant they would play through the losers bracket. Early on the Saturday, the team played their first losers bracket match against Australian team Mindfreak, and lost were reverse swept in a shock 2-3 defeat.

Now in a bad position in pro points, the team needed to out place other teams on the cusp of qualification for Stage 1 of the Pro League at the upcoming CWL New Orleans. Evil Geniuses made a miraculous run through the open bracket, making it into pool play where they finished 2nd. They fell in the winners bracket, but needed only one win in losers, against DooM Clan, to secure their place at the league. They defeated DooM 3-1, meaning they narrowly qualified. The team which just missed out, Enigma6, claimed that Evil Geniuses had “stolen” their league spot, by getting pro points from fake GameBattles matches [2]. Enigma6 player, and former teammate of Apathy, Censor, had been deducted pro points, and felt EG should be also. Nothing came of the accusations and EG played in the league.

Evil Geniuses began fairly well in the Pro League, but on the very last week, lost every one of their remaining matches, and bombed out in to 7th spot in the division, and being relegated. During this time the team also attended CWL Atlanta and CWL Birmingham, where they placed 7-8th and 17-20th respectively. With such poor placings, and relegation from the Pro League, many believed a roster change was on the horizon.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2019)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2020)

Apathy announced he had joined the Seattle Surge for the inaugural season of the Call of Duty League playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Results by Game

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
$9,952.50 From 21 Tournaments

2015-09-20 9th-12th MLG Pro League CoD AW Season 3 $2,000.00
2015-08-23 2nd MES Detroit 25K $1,250.00
2015-08-15 2nd UMG/MLG 2K Series 08-15 $85.00
2015-07-26 1st MLG HP 250 Series 07-26 $122.50
2015-06-28 3rd-4th MLG 10K Series 06-28 $142.50
2015-05-30 2nd UMG/MLG 2K Series 05-30 $82.50
2015-05-10 2nd Gfinity CoD Spring Masters I (CoD:AW) $1,250.00
2015-04-25 3rd-4th UMG/MLG 2K Series 04-25 $47.50
2015-04-04 3rd-4th UMG/MLG 2K Series 04-04 $52.50
2015-03-15 1st MLG 5K Series 03-15 $532.50
2015-03-02 1st MLG SnD 250 Series 03-02 $115.00
2015-02-21 1st MLG HP 250 Series 02-21 $185.00
2015-02-15 2nd MLG 5K Series 02-15 $258.75
2015-01-23 1st MLG Variant 250 Series 01-23 $88.75
2015-01-11 1st MLG 5K Series 01-11 $622.50
2014-12-20 3rd-4th UMG/MLG 2K Series 12-20 $75.00
2014-12-13 3rd-4th UMG/MLG 2K Series 12-13 $76.25
2014-12-06 3rd-4th UMG/MLG 2K Series 12-06 $93.75
2014-11-30 1st MLG Columbus 2014 (CoD:AW) $2,500.00
2014-11-23 5th-8th MLG 10K Series 11-23 $132.50
2014-11-22 2nd UMG/MLG 2K Series 11-22 $240.00
Call of Duty: Black Ops
$5,000.00 From 2 Tournaments

2011-11-20 4th MLG Providence 2011 (CoD: Black Ops) $3,500.00
2011-08-28 2nd MLG Raleigh 2011 (CoD:BlOps) $1,500.00
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
$31,775.00 From 5 Tournaments

2019-08-18 7th-8th CWL Championship 2019 $10,000.00
2019-07-21 9th-10th CWL Pro League 2019 Finals $2,400.00
2019-07-05 11th-12th CWL Pro League 2019 $12,875.00
2019-07-05 7th CWL Pro League 2019 Player Bonuses $6,000.00
2019-05-17 4th CWL Blackout After Dark 2019-05-17 $500.00
Call of Duty: Black Ops III
$228,332.50 From 8 Tournaments

2016-09-04 1st Call of Duty XP Championship 2016 $200,000.00
2016-08-07 2nd MLG Orlando 2016 $6,000.00
2016-07-31 1st MLG NA 4v4 500 CWL Pro Point Series 07-31 $270.00
2016-07-17 1st NA CWL Stage 2 Playoffs $16,500.00
2016-06-12 7th-8th  MLG Anaheim Open 2016 (CoD:BO3) $500.00
2016-02-21 5th-8th UMG CWL Challenge Variant #1 $312.50
2016-02-14 3rd-4th UMG South Carolina 2016 (Championship Bracket) $1,750.00
2016-02-14 1st  UMG South Carolina 2016 (Open bracket) $3,000.00
Call of Duty: Ghosts
$36,162.50 From 13 Tournaments

2014-10-26 7th-8th MLG CoD:Ghosts League Season 3 $750.00
2014-10-12 1st  UMG Nashville 2014 $3,750.00
2014-08-03 3rd-4th  Gfinity G3 (Call of Duty: Ghosts) $1,250.00
2014-07-27 3rd AEL Dallas 2014 $250.00
2014-07-06 1st  MLG 2K Series 07-06 $315.00
2014-06-22 7th-8th  MLG Anaheim 2014 (CoD:Ghosts Pro) $875.00
2014-06-15 1st  MLG 5K Series 06-15 $900.00
2014-04-20 1st  MLG 2K Series 04-20 $860.00
2014-04-13 2nd  MLG CoD:Ghosts League Season 1 $1,000.00
2014-04-06 1st  MLG 2K Series 04-06 $462.50
2014-03-30 4th Call of Duty Championship 2014 $25,000.00
2014-01-05 4th  UMG Philadelphia 2014 $500.00
2013-11-24 7th-8th  MLG Fall Championship 2013 (CoD:Ghosts) $250.00
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
$98,750.00 From 5 Tournaments

2017-08-13 2nd CWL Championship 2017 $50,000.00
2017-07-30 2nd CWL 2017 – Global Pro League Stage 2 $33,125.00
2017-05-28 7th-8th CWL 2017 – Global Pro League Stage 1 $5,625.00
2017-03-19 5th-6th CWL 2017 Dallas Open $2,000.00
2017-02-12 3rd CWL 2017 Atlanta Open $8,000.00
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
$125.00 From 1 Tournament

2012-04-15 4th Machinima Frag Cup III $125.00
Call of Duty: World War II
$170,250.00 From 6 Tournaments

2018-08-19 1st CWL Championship 2018 $150,000.00
2018-07-29 9th-10th 2018 CWL Pro League Stage 2 $3,125.00
2018-04-22 2nd 2018 CWL Seattle Open $12,000.00
2018-04-08 13th-14th 2018 CWL Pro League Stage 1 $3,125.00
2018-03-11 7th-8th CWL Atlanta Open 2018 $1,000.00
2018-01-14 7th-8th CWL New Orleans Open 2018 $1,000.00

Call of Duty

Call of Duty 2014FaZe
Call of Duty 2017EnVy
Call of Duty 2018Evil Geniuses
Call of Duty 2019Evil Geniuses

The Call of Duty League (CDL)


Call of Duty League 2020


Call of Duty World League

Call of Duty 2014FaZe
Call of Duty 2017EnVy
Call of Duty 2018Evil Geniuses
Call of Duty 2019Evil Geniuses

Call of Duty World League 2016


Call of Duty World League 2017


Call of Duty World League 2018


Call of Duty World League 2019

Call of Duty 2017EnVy
Call of Duty 2018Evil Geniuses
Call of Duty 2019Evil Geniuses

Major League Gaming 2011


Major League Gaming 2013


Major League Gaming 2014


Major League Gaming 2015


Career Total

Call of Duty 2011
Call of Duty 2013
Call of Duty 2014
Call of Duty 2015
Call of Duty 2016
Call of Duty 2017
Call of Duty 2018
Call of Duty 2019
Call of Duty 2020


Call of Duty World League Championship 2019
Call of Duty 2019

Call of Duty
Call of Duty 2016
Forum In Inglewood

Winners Cash Prize: $800,000
Losers Cash Prize: $250,000
Call of Duty
Call of Duty

Winners Cash Prize: $600,000
Losers Cash Prize: $200,000