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Cloud9 reveal competitive Apex Legends roster

Published: 22/Mar/2019 9:57 Updated: 22/Mar/2019 10:56

by David Purcell

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American esports organization Apex Legends with a new competitive four-man roster. 

Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale game has surged in popularity with both the streaming and competitive gaming communities after its shock February 4 release. 

Since that day, more and more tournaments have been announced for the free-to-play title and  League of Legends, Rocket League, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and others, announced their extension to Respawn’s game on Twitter. 

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    Cloud9 also put together a promotional video for the announcement of the new team, which will give fans – that may have never seen them play before – a glimpse of their play style. 

    Cloud9 is just the latest major esports organizations to make a move into the world of Apex Legends and we expect more will be announced in the near future. 

    We’ll keep you updated as and when announcements are made. 

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.