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$25,000 T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational – schedule, players, how to watch, format and more

Published: 20/Mar/2019 1:15 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 19:55

by Albert Petrosyan

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South Korean esports organization T1 and competitive gaming platform FACEIT have joined forces to host a $25,000 invitational tournament for Apex Legends

On March 19, T1 and FACEIT announced their plans to put together a $25,000 Apex Legends Invitational which will feature some of the biggest names in the community.

We’re here to make sure you don’t miss a second of this competition, and below you can find important details such as the full schedule, how to watch, possible format, and more. 

Schedule and How to Watch

The T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational will be played on Saturday, March 30, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM GMT. 

The tournament will be livestreamed on both T1’s and FACEIT’s Twitch channels, which we will include below for your convenience.

Watch live video from t1esports on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from FACEIT TV on www.twitch.tv


Players and Teams

According to the announcement, the T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational will feature 20 streamer-led squads, which likely means that at least one player on each team will be an established Twitch streamer.

There have been several players and teams announced so far, including the likes of NRG Esports’ standout pro player Dizzy.

  • NRG Dizzy, Outlaws Mendokusaii, NRG Ace
  • TSM aimbotcalvin, Gen.G GrimReality, Overpowered
  • FaZe Cizzors, SoaR RyanGlock, Gnarlie
  • T1 Sonii, Liquid Rogue, 1Assert
  • T1 Kurt, T1 BCJ, T1 Zerg
  • Kephrii, JP2, 100T Teenage
  • Solary Jbzz, Solary mzqqq, Yuuki60
  • Josh OG, C9 Chappie, C9 Frexs
  • T1 JuanKorea, Quadro Davin, Sara
  • FaZe Tennpo, CLG Marksman, Lyricsan
  • xQc, Zombs, Xretzi
  • LyndonFPS, m0xy, Trainwreckstv
  • TSM Thump, TSM Prodigyaces, TSM Imperialhal
  • Tempo Dcop, Tempo Zeerocious, Tempo etheriia
  • Kyrai, Gabesimon, Reptar
  • iShiny, Cornpops, Muffinzz
  • Moose, Losido, Helping
  • TSM Kraftyy, TSM Viss, Tannerslays
  • Dyrus, Imaqtpie, Shiphtur


Possible Format

Aside from the fact that this competition will feature 20 squads, there is relatively little else known about the format that will be used. 

However, since it’s unlikely that Respawn Entertainment will provide a custom server, this tournament will probably be played out in public matches, with teams getting points for eliminations and match placements.

The two formats that T1 and FACEIT will likely look to choose from will be the ones used by Code Red and Twitch Rivals in their respective public-match-based Apex Legends competitions. 

Code Red used a double elimination bracket where teams matched up against each other in each round tried to outscore each other over three matches, while Twitch Rivals used a time-based leaderboard format based on how many points teams could score in an allotted time window. 

The exact format to be used in the T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational has not yet been announced.

Prize Pool Breakdown

The prize pool for the T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational has been confirmed to be $25,000, although how it will be divided among the participating teams remains unclear.

We will post the full prize pool breakdown here once it has been officially announced. 

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Apex Legends YouTuber shows why Horizon’s bunny hops can lead to wins

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:15

by Alan Bernal

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Apex Legends YouTuber ‘The Gaming Merchant’ showed why Season 7 Legend, Horizon, has the best bunny hop in the game that can be a really big advantage if used correctly.

The longtime Apex content creator saw that Horizon’s bunny hop has a unique attribute to her, which essentially lets her get to full strafe speed much quicker than any other Legend in the game.

“When you combine bunny hopping and Horizon, some crazy things can end up happening,” The Gaming Merchant said, explaining how she had the most “efficient bunny hop style” out of the cast of characters.

Since the Gravitational Manipulator has great air control built into her, she can chain these hops in a consistent manner that lets players rapidly skid across the map at a constant pace, according to the YouTuber.

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Horizon has already proven to have great mobility among the cast of Apex Legends characters.

The YouTuber explained that it usually takes Legends “three hops per turn to get maximum momentum from air strafes.” However, Horizon can get to her max strafing movement in just one hop per turn.

In practice, that means that players don’t have to mix up their movement to achieve the fastest b-hops; instead, they can calculate exactly what path they want to take, knowing that Horizon can reach max speed in any direction.

Showing off how the mechanic works in live matches, The Gaming Merchant can be seen absolutely running circles around entire teams without skipping a beat.

Even more impressive is how Horizon’s bunny hops can still be seamlessly chained even if she falls from high places. While her unique hops amp up her attack, being able to hop away at max speed from a fall can lend a hand when trying to escape a chasing opponent.

Seeing as how diversity in your movement can make or break a match in Apex Legends, this could be a game-changer for Horizon mains if used correctly.

We’ve already seen some tricks uncovered with Horizon’s ability kit, like the Gravity Lift in certain places, that gives her tricky moves to deal with as an opponent.

Now it looks like Apex Legends players have another way to squeeze out that extra movement speed from the game’s latest character to join the battle royale.