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$50,000 FACEIT Pro Series announced for Apex Legends – ft. 100 Thieves, TSM, and more

Published: 27/May/2019 20:14 Updated: 27/May/2019 22:27

by Albert Petrosyan


The first officially-licensed tournament for Apex Legends has been announced, and it will be hosted by prominent tournament organizers FACEIT.

The tournament, first announced on May 27, will be officially called FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends, and will feature 16 of the best and most notable esports organizations that are currently involved in competitive battle royale. 

Below, you can find everything there is to know so far about this competition, including the start date, teams and rosters, and more. 

When will the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends start?

FACEIT have announced that the tournament will be split into eight individual events, the first of which will take place on Friday, May 31.

The prize pool has been revealed to be $50,000, which appears to be split between the eight events, although the official prize breakdown hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Who will be playing in the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends?

FACEIT have announced that there will be a total of 16 teams competing, 14 of which have been invited while two more will qualify via that FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends qualifier, which currently consists of 20 teams from the official pro server.

Here are the 14 teams that have been confirmed to be competing, along with their announced rosters:

  • 100 Thieves – Teenage, Lifted, JP2
  • CL Gaming – TBD
  • G2 Esports – TBD
  • Cloud 9 – Frexs, GregoFPS, Overpowered
  • compLexity – Gabeismon, Reptar, kyraig_
  • Dignitas – Mig_99, CrozzoR, Shurimawizard
  • FNATIC – iShiny, Cornpops, Muffinzz
  • Gen.G – Grimreality, dummy, silkthread
  • Misfits – Helping, Losido, Moose
  • NRG Esports – Dizzy, Ace, Mohr
  • T1 – Kurt, BcJ, ZerG
  • TSM – ImperialHal, ProdigyAces, TTHump
  • Immortals  Crust, Micah, Reyn
  • Team Liquid – Rogue, Flanker, Cali, Casper, geesh
100 Thieves’ pro Apex Legends team will feature in the first officially-licensed tournament for the popular BR title.

What is the format of the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends?

FACEIT have not yet announced the format that will be used in the competitions, but it will likely be one of two ways – a custom server where all of the teams battle each other, or the teams individually loading into public matches and scoring points based on eliminations and match placements.

Considering that this is an officially-licensed tournament series, it’s more likely that there will be custom servers enabled, which will allow the teams to truly test their skills against one another instead of against random opponents. 

We will provide more information about this competition as it becomes available, including a full hub for the first week’s tournament on May 31. 

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Apex Legends pro Snip3down’s best tips for controller looting & moving

Published: 29/Nov/2020 20:33 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 23:50

by Julian Young


The Apex Legends community constantly disagrees on which input device is king: mouse-and-keyboard or controller. While both have their benefits and downfalls, pro Apex player ‘TSM Snip3down’ has shared three ways that controller players can compete with mouse-and-keyboard users by moving while they loot.

The controller versus M&KB debate has raged on in the Apex Legends community since the game’s release. With many controller players seeing great success on Twitch and in the competitive scene, the arguments over the fairness of using controllers on PC have not slowed down.

Both options offer players distinct advantages and also suffer from unique limitations. One issue for controller players is they are largely unable to move while looting, which is something mouse-and-keyboard users can do with ease.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Snip3down — a Halo veteran and one of the top controller players in the pro Apex scene — offered some advice for controller users to help avoid this limitation. Here are three ways that controller players can maintain their movement when looting death boxes.

Apex Legends ALGS
Electronic Arts
Snip3down joined TSM’s competitive Apex team in October 2020 and has been competing for them in the ALGS.

Foot pedal method

The first method mentioned by Snip3down in his video is the use of foot pedals. This piece of hardware is an additional tool players can use to assign various actions to another device outside of their controller or keyboard.

In Snipe3down’s case, his pedals are configured to allow extra movement options while looting. He has mapped the left pedal to the ‘A’ key, and the right pedal to the ‘D’ key on his keyboard, allowing him to move back-and-forth with his pedals while looting with his controller.

While this is Snip3down’s preferred method, he recognizes that not all players want to invest in extra hardware like foot pedals. To address this, he also provides two alternative methods that controller players can use to move and loot.

‘Open-while-moving’ method

The second option Snip3down lists for looting and moving involves some precise timing on the part of the player. For this technique, one needs to hold whatever button they use to open death boxes, and when the action is almost complete, start sprinting forward.

When executed properly, this method keeps the death box open and allows the player to pick up items until they move out of range from the box. Snip3down demonstrates this by snagging a few items while he sprints forward before the death box closes.

While this combination of movement and button-pressing requires specific timing and practice, players do not need to buy and use additional hardware to accomplish their goal. Although it takes more effort to perfect, this method is more easily accessible for most players.

Apex Legends Controller Settings
Respawn Entertainment
Controller players can switch out some of the default button mapping to access additional movement options.

‘Crouch-when-looting’ method

The final technique Snip3down identifies in his video involves players remapping buttons on their controller.  While Snip3down clarifies that he does not use this method himself, he knows of other players that utilize it effectively.

If players are comfortable with changing their controller settings, they can swap the button used to melee with the button they use to crouch. Changing the button mapping in this way will allow players to crouch while looting death boxes.

Controller players on PC who feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to looting can use any of these methods to level the playing field. Make sure to follow us on Twitter @TitanfallBlog for more Apex Legends tips, tricks, and news.