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Apex Legends pros accused of sabotaging PC’s at Preseason Invitational

Published: 14/Sep/2019 16:18 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 16:52

by Connor Bennett

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A number of Apex Legends pro players have accused others of ‘sabotaging’ their chances of winning an international event by messing with settings before games.

Despite launching to massive acclaim and popularity back in February, Apex hasn’t quite been able to make its mark in the esports scene. Top organizations like 100 Thieves, NRG esports, and Team Liquid all have active squads, but it’s not quite hit the heady heights set by its most direct rival in Fortnite.

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Yet, Respawn Entertainment and EA are running tournaments between some of the top teams. However, their latest event – the Apex Pre-Season Invitational in Poland – has stirred some controversy between players in attendance who have accused others of purposely messing up settings before matches.

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The situation was brought to light by Team SoloMid’s Jordan ‘Reps’ Wolfe, who tweeted out a warning to his fellow pros who were in action on the second day.

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“Double check all your settings if you are playing today at Poland,” he tweeted. “Teams that are done playing have been changing tons of settings on windows, monitors etc to screw over other teams.” Wolfe then followed up with an explanation of the settings he had run into. 

“I highly doubt these pro players play on 60hz with mouse accel on and windows sens maxed and with all the monitor settings changed to be all blurry :)”

It wasn’t just Reps who run into the issues, however, as Pittsburgh Knights star Tyler ‘Sickks’ Clark said that he had also witnessed the problems.

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He tweeted: “Disgusting. Can confirm though. @turnzgg was on 60 Hz also. Saw it right before we started.”

Former Overwatch professional-turned Apex Legends player Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson noted that he had also warned Team Liquid players about the possibility of underhanded tricks beforehand.

“It’s funny how I went over this exact scenario with my boys and told them to watch out for it,” he said. “Who would have thought inviting 80 teams wouldn’t get the highest caliber teams 🙂 Shared PCs are also a huge security risk :)”

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With the Preseason Invitational set to conclude on September 15, it remains to be seen if EA is able to root out the possible problems before the event’s finals.

Either way, you can catch all the action from the remainder of the tournament with our dedicated stream hub.

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Apex Legends cosplayer summons spooky Bloodhound skin for Halloween

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:06

by Bill Cooney

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One Apex Legends fan and Halloween enthusiast has brought Bloodhound’s Halloween skin into our realm just in time for the holiday with an awesome and spooky cosplay.

As in many games, Apex’s Halloween skins are some of the most popular and sought after by players, but they’re only available to unlock for a limited time, which makes them prestige items as well.

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Since the spooky skins are basically trick or treating costumes for the legends during the seasonal LTMs, it makes sense they make for great cosplay inspiration as well.

Cosplay studio ‘Designedby’ proved this on Reddit with a brilliant-looking take of Bloodhound’s pumpkin-headed ‘Protector of the Patch’ legendary skin from 2019.

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Allfather give me candy.

One look at the jack-o’-lantern wearing a pointed hat and anyone who’s played Apex since 2019’s Fright or Fight event. The headgear and the lanterns both have lights producing an eerie orange glow as well. To top it all off they’re rocking a fully-accurate Flatline as well but it, unfortunately, seems to lack a matching Halloween weapon skin to go along with it.

Safe to say if we saw this walking down the street we would forget about our candy and instinctively start scanning for the nearest weapon or loot crate.

If you still want to pick up Protector of the Patch you are actually in luck, because all of the old cosmetics should be coming back to the shop during the 2020 event.

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Bloodhound’s Halloween skin should be available to unlock again during the Halloween event.

According to dataminers, the Technological Tracker will also be getting a brand new skin for Halloween 2020 along with Crypto, Gibraltar, and more. Bloodhound’s new skin is visually similar to Protector of the Patch, but with a red recolor.

The creators at Designedby definitely seem to have a soft spot for Apex, as they’ve rolled out awesome Mirage and Caustic cosplays as well in recent months, but pumpkin Bloodhound takes the cake as one of the best costumes for the game we’ve seen (so far).

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Blackheart Caustic would also make a great Halloween costume option.

There’s still no official date for when the 2020 Halloween event will get going, but seeing as we’re more than halfway through October already, we’d keep our eyes out this next week for an announcement.

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Respawn, after all, has to give players some time to unlock all the cosmetics they can.