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Apex Legends is attracting major esports teams and talent

Apex Legends is running full-speed into becoming an esports darling

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 10, 2019 08:30 pm CDT - 1 min, 39 secs reading time

Apex Legends is home to over 50 million players, and is quickly turning into a major attraction for all things esports including some of the largest teams, players, and streamers in the world.


Since its surprise release a couple of weeks ago, EA and Respawn's new battle royale game has seen some of the largest esports teams getting Apex Legends squads together. We have TSM, 100 Thieves, Gen.G, and NRG either adding entire Apex Legends teams or individual players, just in the last few days alone.

Tanner 'Rogue' Trebb from Liquid explains: "There wasn't any interest from the devs for hosting any events or focusing on anything e-sport related for 'blackout'", referring to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and its battle royale mode 'Blackout'. Rogue continued: "It was mainly just third parties doing things on their own and supporting the scene. The devs never said anything, they hadn't shown any interest, so when Apex Legends came out, and Respawn came out and said they would support the e-sport scene, most of the competitive 'blackout' players switched over".

Gen.G has formed a new Apex Legends squad with two former Overwatch League professionals, as well as an established Team Fortress 2 player. 100 Thieves has a new Apex team features players from games like Overwatch, Destiny, and H1Z1. TSM is similar, forming an Apex squad out of its finished H1Z1 Pro League players.

Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment on the other hand hasn't made any announcements about the future of Apex and esports, but I'm sure with Season 1 of the game and its impending Battle Pass about to launch, we should start to hear more about the future of Apex and its entry into the world of esports.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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