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How to watch $300,000 Code Red Apex Legends: streams, standings, teams

Published: 26/Mar/2020 17:22 Updated: 26/Mar/2020 19:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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BoomTV have put together another running of their popular Code Red tournament series featuring Apex Legends, which will distribute money to both charity and the winning teams.

With so many people stuck indoors nowadays, the number of online competitions for popular games has skyrocketed, the latest being BoomTV’s March 26 Code Red tournament for Apex Legends.

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The event features several of the biggest names in the online gaming community and a $300,000 prize pool, $250,000 of which will go to charities offering relief in the wake of the ongoing global health crisis.

Everything you need to keep up with today’s Code Red action can be found below, including several streams, the teams, format, prize breakdown, and more.

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When is the Code Red Apex Legends tournament?

The competition is scheduled to kick off at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET on Thursday, March 26, and will last for four hours, wrapping up at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET.

It’s being livestreamed on BoomTV’s official Twitch channel, which we’ve included below. Most of the participants are broadcasting their POVs from their own personal channels, several of which we’ve also included.

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Code Red live standings

The standings for today’s tournament are provided by BoomTV, who are updating it live throughout the day as results flow in. You can find the most up-to-date standings on the Code Red Apex Legends web-page here.

Players and teams

There are 30 teams competing in today’s event, each composed of three players, including some popular streamers, content creators, and even Super Bowl-winning running back CJ Anderson.

  • Seagull, RockerApex, Dummy
  • Tennp0, AceKTM7, Lyric
  • Lulu, Mande, Northaisheen
  • NiceWigg, Retzi, Zombs
  • TSM Imperial, TSM Reps, Albralelie
  • Mohr, Crust, Teenage
  • BCJump, Catzilla, RoastedWasTaken
  • Yassuo, Taxi2g, BakerFPS
  • Tsquared, ShivFPS, Knoqd
  • Zachmazer, Monsoongg, Hodsic
  • GlitterXplosion, Harrisheller, Dropped
  • Imaqtpie, Shiphtur, Senzeeh
  • Grego, Frexs, Nafengg
  • Shroud, sYnceDez, Wiked
  • Gale Adelade, Kephrii, iShiny
  • iiTzTimmy, Pfitter, Bronzeys
  • xChocobars, Starsmitten, nokokopuffs
  • Snip3down, Androiddream, GracefulFPS
  • CJ Anderson, Sickks, Knitehawk
  • Grayson J Allen, TheKine, CalamitiTV
  • Linz, PrideHD, Turnzz
  • Aniemal, LionsCrest, Midnightson_TV
  • JerryFerrara, Callme_nonstop, Jeffclive
  • Stacationtg, Finicki, Staynaughty
  • Kobi, Resultuh, Dezignful
  • Dcop, Masternook, Saucerorr
  • Protectful, gentrifying, EightV
  • Averageaden, Simplykn, Peesh
  • Powerzsurge, Termk47, BoomTV
  • TheFyzu, 9impulse, Clawz
BoomTVShroud’s team headlines a star-studded collection of names for today’s Code Red Apex Legends tournament.

Format and rules

Unlike most previous Code Red tournaments, the March 26 running doesn’t feature a bracket, instead pitting all of the teams against each other in a ‘race against the clock’ type format.

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All squads have four hours to queue into matches and get as many eliminations as they can. Leaderboards are determined by kills only, and since wins/placement don’t award points, teams have the option of leaving matches early if they feel it offers them a better chance at getting more eliminations.

After the four hours, each team’s five highest kill games will be eligible, and the squad that has the most eliminations will be declared the winner.

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If there is are any ties, they will be decided by the following tiebreakers:

  1. Player w/ highest individual Eliminations
  2. If still tied, compare 2nd highest from both teams
  3. If 3rd on both teams are tied, both teams will get in one additional game w/ same Eliminations & tiebreakers format.
Respawn EntertainmentTeams will have four hours to get as many eliminations as they can in today’s Code Red Apex Legends tournament.

Prize breakdown

The overall prize pool for this event is $300,000, but $200,000 will be going to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societes (IFRC) in the top teams’ names.

The remaining $50,000 will be offered as prize money, split between the top-ten placers based on this breakdown:

  • 1st Place: $15,000 (+ $75,000 to IFRC in players’ names)
  • 2nd Place: $12,000 ($60,000)
  • 3rd Place: $6,000 ($30,000)
  • 4th: $4,400 ($22,000)
  • 5th: $3,300 ($16,500)
  • 6th: $2,700 ($13,500)
  • 7th: $2,100 ($10,500)
  • 8th: $1,800 ($9,000)
  • 9th: $1,500 ($7,500)
  • 10th: $1,200 ($6,000)

Make sure to follow us @TitanfallBlog as we will be providing regular updates for today’s Code Red Apex Legends tournament.

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Respawn confirm capped FPS for Apex Legends on next-gen consoles

Published: 9/Oct/2020 22:41

by Bill Cooney

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Apex fans looking forward to a possible FPS boost when the game heads to next-gen consoles have been left disappointed after devs from Respawn confirmed that upgrade wasn’t going to happen.

FPS means “frames per second” and represents how many times your screen refreshes over a second. Generally, the rule for most games is higher FPS = smoother movement and graphics in-game.

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Both the Series X and PS5 will be able to support games up to 120 FPS, double the amount from the previous generation of consoles, but not all games will be able to take advantage.

Unfortunately, while Apex will be coming to both next-gen machines, it doesn’t seem like Respawn will be able to increase the frames players can achieve.

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Replying to a user on Twitter who inquired about the 60 FPS lock, Respawn dev Jason McCord confirmed Apex would be staying where it was so that everyone could continue playing, no matter what system they’re on.

“Locking the game on consoles lets us give a more consistent framerate for the lower end machines,” McCord explained. “If we uncapped it, you’d see much bigger spikes and valleys, and the game would feel worse.”

That’s not to say that Apex won’t perform better with new hardware though, framerate drops have been an almost constant complaint amongst players since the game was released, but it’s thought that the PS5 and Xbox Series X should do a much better job of keeping things at consistent 60 FPS.

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In fact if Apex is able to keep framerate drops from happening, we’d wager being able to keep things going at a steady 60 frames a second would be a significantly more noticeable upgrade for many players than making it able to go all the way up to 120.

All that being said Respawn’s battle royale is still doing quite well with a loyal community of fans, and it will look to keep things going as players eventually start to move to new consoles to play through Season 7.