Apex Legends: Surprise team beats out TSM to win Twitch Rivals tournament - recap & final standings - Dexerto
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Apex Legends: Surprise team beats out TSM to win Twitch Rivals tournament – recap & final standings

Published: 20/Feb/2019 3:11 Updated: 20/Feb/2019 16:44

by Albert Petrosyan


The second and final day of the $200,000 Apex Legends Challenge has come to a close on February 19 for both the European and North American regions.

On the North American side of things, the team named Scott’s Tots and consisting of former Overwatch pro player Lucas “Mendokusaii” Håkansson, along with popular streamers ‘overpoweredow’ and ‘nmplol’ was able to take first place.

They managed to top the team featuring Team SoloMid’s Daequan, one of the biggest names in the Fortnite pro scene, former Overwatch player AimbotCalvin, and streamer Payne, whose team was among the favorites to win this tournament.

For those who are not aware of how the Twitch Rivals x Apex Legends Challenge worked, each region’s tournament featured 10 teams of three players loading into public matches and trying to get as many points possible over two two-hour sessions.

Teams were awarded points based on their placements in individual matches and the combined total of all of the eliminations each player managed to get.

  • Match Victory = 10 points
  • 2nd or 3rd place = 5 points
  • 4th or 5th place = 3 points
  • Kills = 1 points

Scott’s Tots were able to finish with 393 total points, good enough to secure them the 11,200 first place share of the prize pool, while TSM’s 377 points earned the $10,300.

The top three was rounded off by a team featuring League of Legends icon Imaqtpie, who was playing alongside LoL pro players ‘Dyrus’ and ‘Shiptur,’ as the trio managed 356 points to earn $5,900.

It’s worth noting that Scott’s Tots made a comeback in the second half of the tournament, as they were behind both TSM and Team Imaqtpie at the halftime break.

There were also certain bonuses awarded to teams for meeting certain objectives, one of which was a $3,000 bonus to the first team who summoned Nessie and got a match victory.

This bonus was claimed by Team Kephrii, and it was Kephrii himself who got the final elimination to seal the bonus.

As for the EU tournament, first place was taken by Team Solary, whose 387 total points earned them $12,300. Coming in second place was Wtcn, who also got $12,300 points due to earning their own bonus during the event.

Here are the final standings for the EU side of the Apex Legends Challenge, including each team’s points and the full prize breakdown.

About the Apex Legends Challenge

The Apex Legends Challenge was organized by Twitch Rivals and developers Respawn Entertainment. The tournament featured a $200,000 total prize pool split into four tournaments, two for EU and two for NA.

The first set of tournaments were played on February 12 and you can check out how things unfolded and the final standings by viewing our first Apex Legends Challenge recap.

As for team rosters and other details about the event, make sure to check out our Twitch Rivals x Apex Legends Challenge hub.

What do you think about the way the Apex Legends Challenge was run? Do you enjoy this format, or would you make more changes to it? Tweet us @Dexerto to share your thoughts!

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Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage make surprise return to Apex Legends

Published: 15/Jan/2021 20:15

by Theo Salaun


In an impromptu update, Respawn Entertainment have delighted Apex Legends fans by bringing back both the Kings Canyon map and the Mirage Voyage point of interest for a limited time.

The Apex community lit up with a blend of surprise and joy when users logged onto the popular battle royale and found out that Kings Canyon was reintroduced to the game’s playlist options. As an added bonus, the game’s most infamous party boat, the Mirage Voyage, also spontaneously re-emerged as a landing spot.

A common emotional accompaniment to surprise is confusion and this geographical return was not lacking in either, according to Twitter reactions. The option to play on Kings Row was originally speculated to be a mistake because the playlist choice was only showing up for some players and mysteriously appearing then disappearing for others. 

But, following an official announcement from the Apex Legends Twitter account, it’s confirmed that the returns of Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage are no mistake. In fact, they will be around for a full week.

Echoing the enthusiasm of their fans, Apex’s social media account delivered the news with a simple nod to jubilations: “It’s party time.”

And, as fans have been discovering in the brief time the map’s been made available, there are some tweaks to Kings Canyon and Mirage Voyage this time around — including some notable teasers and easter eggs. 

In one such piece of subtle content, there is a voicemail left to Mirage by his mother, Evelyn Witt, which can be found on a phone or tablet device that’s been left on one of the boat’s green couches. While it’s not a groundbreaking piece of lore, it does add to the game’s longrunning storylines.

This marks the first time since August 2020 that Mirage Voyage is available to contest in Apex Legends and the first time ever that it has sailed into Kings Canyon instead of World’s Edge. This blend of returns is both a chance for nostalgia and for content overlap.

Although the new playlist option will only be available until January 21, fans will be curious to know if this means Respawn intends on continuing to spontaneously bring back limited playlist offerings in the future.