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EA cancels Apex Major and multiple FIFA events due to Coronavirus concern

Published: 6/Mar/2020 22:35 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 18:19

by Scott Robertson


The Coronavirus outbreak continues to negatively affect upcoming esports events, as Electronic Arts announced that all of their upcoming professional competitive live events for Apex Legends and FIFA 20 have been canceled or postponed.

EA made the announcement on March 6 that Apex Legends Global Series and FIFA 20 Global Series events would be impacted by health concerns regarding the outbreak.

Online-only competitions are remaining on schedule, but the first major of the Apex Global Series has been postponed, as well as the FIFA CONMEBOL eLibertadores Online event. The FUT Champions Cup Stage V in Bucharest and the FIFA PlayStation Licensed Qualifying Event have both been completely canceled.

EA said in their statement, “These decisions haven’t come easy, but given the large, global nature of these events, we believe that making these changes are in the best interest of protecting the health of the community, including competitors, attendees and staff.”

Fans who purchased tickets to the live events will be receiving refunds within 4-6 weeks after the announcement. EA claimed they are also “putting their focus into” addressing the reimbursement of air travel and hotel expenses for the canceled or postponed tournaments.

The first major of the new Apex Legends Global Series was scheduled to take place in Arlington, Texas from March 13-15. 100 teams were slated to compete for a half a million prize pool in what would have been Apex’s first massive offline esports competition. The second online tournament of the Global Series will still take place March 21 and 23.

Some recognizable names in esports were slated to have teams compete at the first Apex Legends Global Series major.

For pro FIFA fans, the eChampions League Online Qualifiers will still take place on March 14-15, with details regarding the league’s live event to be announced later.

With the FUT Champions Cup Stage V being canceled, that marks the second time in the same day that a massive esports event in Bucharest, Hungary has been pulled.

Earlier on March 6, the LEC for League of Legends announced its Spring Finals would no longer take place in Bucharest, and would instead take place at the LEC Studio in Berlin. That same day, the LCS, TwitchCon Amsterdam, the FLASHPOINT CS:GO league, and the SXSW convention all announced alterations or cancellations due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

This busy day of changes due to concerns over COVID-19 comes at the tail end of numerous other esports and gaming events being canceled or postponed for the same reasons.

Overwatch homestands in Korea and China, the Rocket League World Championships, and a Riot-sponsored Valorant gameplay event have all been canceled, and numerous other events have been affected, as well, as the outbreak continues to curtail large gatherings worldwide.


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Apex Predator shows off 28 genius tips & tricks to get better at Apex Legends

Published: 24/Jan/2021 12:50

by Joe Craven


Apex Legends content creator and Apex Predator ‘chiknnuggey’ has offered players of Respawn’s battle royale 28 tips and tricks to instantly improve in-game. 

Regardless of your rank in Apex Legends, chances are you have certain areas you can improve. Whether it’s recoil control, movement around the map or deciding how to balance your loadout, no player is completely flawless, as much as they might like to tell themselves.

Chiknnuggey, an Apex YouTuber and Predator-rank player, sits at 13,000 YouTube subscribers, and regularly posts Apex content to try and help his subscribers.

That’s exactly the aim of his January 15 video, which offers a whopping 28 tips and tricks to Apex Legends players, ensuring they’ve got the game’s basics completely nailed.

Apex Legends trio of character standing side by side
To be great at Apex Legends, you need to make sure you’ve got the basics done.

As you can imagine with 28 tips and tricks, they cover a lot of bases. The Predator’s movement tricks involve ‘zipline bouncing’ meaning you can use ziplines positioned near buildings to instantly reach an elevated position.

Another awesome trick is being able to throw grenades through closed doors. To do this, aim for the very bottom corner of the door, and use the projectile indicator. When it disappears, it means your grenade will slip through the corner of the closed doors. It’s a great way to damage an enemy you know is one the other side.

We also really like the tip to enable fast armor swaps. If you’re in a heavy loot area and planning on hanging around there, drop all the available armor on the floor. In an engagement, you can easily swap your armor for a new one, without having to open a loot box. This will give you a major health boost instantly, and could be the difference between winning and losing a fight.

There are also some more well-known tips, such as how to avoid the fall stun by meleeing a nearby surface (meleeing the ground was patched out long ago, but there’s a new way).

Your play-style may differ from some of the tips, but anything recommended by an Apex Predator should be worth trying out. If you don’t like a tactic or can’t pull it off, then drop it and stick to ones you know you’re capable of. Other than that, drop in and gives these tricks a go!