On July 11, ESPN hosted their first EXP event, with Apex Legends being the game of choice. Some of the biggest names in the gaming and sporting worlds descended on Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming an Apex Champion.
Bragging rights and charitable donations to the V Foundation - set up in the name of former basketball coach Jim Valvano to help Cancer Research - were the only prizes on offer, but that didn’t stop players like dizzy showing up in a big way.
Dizzy and his team, WWE star Jimmy Uso and IGN’s Sydnee Goodman, claimed victory in game three. It was the final, and ultimately biggest match of the night, as the NRG Esports star clutched up with seven kills.
The win, which was the team’s second of the night, helped them claim the top prize of $20,000 in donations to the V Foundation, as well as a further $1,000 thanks to dizzy’s MVP performance.
The trios first win of the night came as the event kicked off with game one. Dizzy’s partners may have fallen by the wayside, but the Apex star finally made it all the way to the final circle.
While he was faced with the difficult prospect of taking down Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson, the pair agreed to a melee match-up to finish things off. In typical dizzy fashion, he got the better of his opponent and claimed the title of Apex Champion - as well as $2,000 in donations.
The team couldn't complete the clean sweep, however, as they exited game two early and gave everyone else a chance at winning.
After a disappointing last-place finish in game one, Team Dr Disrespect responded in a big way by claiming victory. The hugely popular streamer and NBA superstar Devin Booker combined for seven kills on their way to earning the second round of $2,000 in donations.
With there not being any overall standings at the end of the night or point scoring system, there won’t be any concerns about finishing last.
At the close of play, the event was all about securing charitable donations for the V Foundation, and it was clear that dizzy’s squad came out as the big winners.
|Team Jimmy Uso||Two||$23,000|