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Apex Legends pro players apologize after “teaming” in scrims

Published: 14/Dec/2019 14:28 Updated: 15/Dec/2019 15:28

by Joe Craven

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Professional players for esports organization Team SoloMid have admitted to ‘teaming’ with fellow Apex Legends pros from Sentinels in a scrim, apologizing for their “childish” behavior.

TSM, well known for a host of esports teams and personalities, have established themselves as one of the strongest teams in the world, winning the $500,000 Apex Legends Pre-Season Invitational back in September

Their player roster, consisting of ImperialHal, Reps and Albralelie is thought of as the very best in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale. On December 13, they apologized publicly after they were found to have ‘teamed’ in a professional scrimmage.

Twitch: ApexTSM celebrate winning the Apex Legends Pre-Season Invitational.

The community’s attention was drawn to the controversy after clips emerged showing the TSM roster ‘teaming’ with Sentinels in a professional scrimmage. 

The clip came from the channel of ‘Nicewigg’, a controller-based Apex Legends professional who currently plays for CLG. After he was killed in a scrim, spectating TSM appeared to indicate that they were teaming. 

Sentinels’ players retzi and zombs were those accused of teaming with TSM; deliberately not killing their enemies and joining force.

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After being found out, a number of players on both rosters provided explanations and apologies. 

ImperialHal led the apology, explaining that they thought it was funny in the moment. However, they now realize that they “ruined the practice for that game” and apologized for their juvenile behavior. 

These sentiments were echoed by both his TSM teammates, and retzi of Sentinels. 

There were mixed responses on social media, with some arguing that it was only a scrimmage, and the apology should be accepted. Others suggested that the pros should receive a ban or punishment of some kind, for a clear breach of professional rules.

At the time of writing, there has been no official acknowledgment or punishment handed out by Respawn Entertainment. Given that the match was not in an officially sanctioned tournament, it’s unlikely any action will be taken.

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Revenant Heirloom concept would be perfect for Apex Legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 17:04

by Alex Garton

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An Apex Legends player has developed an incredible concept for Revenant’s Heirloom. The impressive design is centered around his backstory and would be the perfect signature weapon for the Synthetic Nightmare.

Heirlooms in Apex Legends are extremely rare and difficult to obtain, making them a prized possession. At the time of writing, there are seven Heirlooms in-game with each of them belonging to a specific Legend.

Of course, this means that the appearance of these items has to be absolutely perfect. The Heirloom has to embody the Legend it represents and incorporate aspects of their character and lore into its design.

One character who is still waiting for his Heirloom to be added to the game is Revenant. Well, an Apex Legends player appears to have done Respawn’s work for them with an impressive concept for Revenant’s Heirloom.

Revenant shaving
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Revenant was released into Apex Legends at the start of Season 4.

Impressive Revenant Heirloom concept

The post, made by VerbatumTurtle, includes a detailed and custom made image that reveals the reasons behind each of the design choices.

The Heirloom itself is called ‘Death’s Head Kusarigama’ and is modeled in the shape of the traditional Japanese weapon. At the base of the Heirloom is Revenant’s signature skull, inspired by his ‘Death Totem’ ultimate ability.

Attached to the skull is a chain that represents his “past life… a life where he experienced pain, and death.” This is no doubt a reference to Revenant’s life as a normal human before he was transformed by Syndicate and Hammond Robotics.

Finally, on the end of the chain, the design incorporates a modified version of Revenents’s straight edge shaver. This is a direct reference to the Season 4 cinematic that sees Revenant using a shaver from his past life as a robot. The artifact serves as a reminder of what he once had and everything that has been taken from him.

It’s fair to say VerbatumTurtle has created an incredible Heirloom that any Revenant main would be thrilled to use. The design is not only perfectly themed for the Legend, but it also incorporates aspects of his lore and backstory.

We’re sure Respawn already has their own plans for a Revenant Heirloom, but they have been known to take inspiration from the community before.