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How to watch Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge qualifiers – schedule, players, format, and more

Published: 26/Mar/2019 16:52 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 21:05

by Eli Becht


The Apex Legends Twitch Rivals tournament is now live and here’s how you can watch the qualifiers.

Apex Legends has been a juggernaut on Twitch ever since its launch and Twitch has been taking advantage of that with semi-frequent tournaments on the platform. 

There will be four qualifier events leading up to the finals of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge with two in the European region and two in North America.

How to watch the qualifiers

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The qualifiers will be running on the TwitchRivals Twitch channel each time they are live.

The first set of qualifiers, called Apex Legends Road to Twitchcon, will take place on March 26 starting at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM GMT, and the second set – Apex Legends Rematch Challenge – on April 2, also starting at those times. 

Twitch Rivals confirmed that there will be a total of 96 streamers from Europe and North America competing in these qualifiers, hoping to earn a spot in the finals.

The finals of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will begin on Saturday, April 13, the first of two days of TwitchCon Europe, which takes place April 13-14 in Germany.


If previous tournaments are anything to go by, then this will be the format that is followed.

Team had unlimited tries within the time periods, and the scoring system was based on the following criteria:

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

Who is competing?

The event is split into the NA and EU so there will be two different sets of streamers competing during each qualifier.

The Europeans play first while the North Americans will follow.

Here’s the list of all the players competing and their teams.

EU Teams 1-8

  • 3 Bananas: Jimpanase, X3no, Gorg
  • Banditos: wisethug, oraxe, crizx
  • Winnarskalle: ettnix, thomasPASTE, edberg
  • Perrymones: Winghaven, QuickIsAlive, Fesbak
  • AlwaysOnPoint: JakeeYexe, Aphostle, Necr1te
  • Russo: locklear, alphacast, xsoo_
  • Latchlinan: cyrustwo, iipog, stenberg
  • Team Revenant: G4G_Revenant, Kryp, Knekro

EU Teams 9-16

  • Melagodo: officialdelux, JustGabbo, dredde_
  • Catharsis: cypheronline, claws, xrony
  • Wyrewolwereonwani: HighStyle, urQueeen, Nexos
  • HandyKeepo: pago3, feregtv, ruben
  • Kings of Sosnovka: mazarin1k, cucu0015, blyyyplays
  • Pepega: catowski, cooller, i1ame_ru
  • Yillar: unlostv, armuttv, dustyberk
  • Blue and Queenie: BlueandQueenie, BlueandQueenie, Glawkd

NA Teams 1-8

  • BB Poohwranglers: TheRabbleWranger, Poohskyy, 8bbattle
  • Propegas: tripleWRECK, Flanker, Casper
  • OmegaLULEatingAnEggplant: xcudi, Chad, HusKerrs
  • King’s Canyon: King Richard, aceu, dizzy
  • Team Click Their Heads: Chun, lyeraa, Boom
  • PGR Squad: pvpx, grego, relic
  • Ava’s Angels: AvaGG, tannerslays, dougisraw
  • Fluffy Butts: Rockzillah, Kate, Holo

NA Teams 9-16

  • Testostrogen: moistcr1tikal, FrivviFox, ggGibi
  • Sentinels: Payne, Zombs, Xretzi
  • Loot Goblins: katgunn, Frexs, masternook
  • Rust: hjune, SnipernamedG, BlazeLIVE
  • The Wing Daddies: Kala, bbj_hots, mcintyrelol
  • Billy Mays Here!: Kephril, teenage, TheJP2
  • Selfless: emongg, Kellar, michael3dtv
  • Amazing Transforming Boxes: UnsanityLIVE, Elspeth, Yuuie
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Apex Legends dev explains why “useless” Wattson won’t get more buffs

Published: 26/Nov/2020 5:27 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 5:29

by Isaac McIntyre


Bad news Wattson fans… Respawn has no plans to buff the Apex Legends engineer again in Season 7, despite the fact much of the battle royale’s player base believes the Static Defender is “useless” in her current state.

Wattson who has been part of the ever-growing Apex Legends roster since mid-2019, was recently handed a buff in Season 7’s ‘Ascension’ patch; her signature ability, “Perimeter Security,” had its damage topped up slightly.

According to the Apex Legends community, however, the French defender is still relatively “useless” in the Season 7 meta. In fact, the view is so widespread that a Reddit thread simply titled “Buff Wattson please” racked up 15.1k upvotes, and more than 125 awards.

In the thread, ‘BaguettePaquette’ declared: “It’s time to radically remake Wattson. Not just +5 to fences, but the whole concept of a ‘defending legend’.”

Unfortunately, when an Apex Legends dev did finally arrive in the thread, it was to deliver bad news: there are no plans to give Wattson more buffs in Season 7, despite the defender’s low pick rate in public playlists and ranked lobbies.

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Wattson has been dubbed “useless” by the wider Apex Legends player base.

Wattson isn’t “useless,” says Apex dev

The reason, game designer Daniel Z. Klein explained, is twofold. The first is that Wattson is “all over the place” in pro play. According to the dev, who “rewound the final game,” four of the final six squads in ALGS finals included a Wattson.

The second was a rebuttal to the Reddit thread’s suggestion Wattson is “useless,” both on new map Olympus, and in all Apex Legends lobbies.

“I’m going to respectfully disagree… on Olympus, or elsewhere. You’re confusing two things; pick rate and effectiveness,” Klein said. “Yes, she’s lowest pick rate, but her win rate is very good. She’s is top 4 across most power metrics.”

The “fun” problem: why no one plays Wattson

The problem, he continued, is that Wattson “isn’t super fun for most people.” Her abilities are based around holding choke points, which Apex Legends players often shy away from.

“[That] means we can’t just put power into her until she’s more widely played, because she’s already very near the top of our power charts; on the other hand, it means that putting power into her won’t address the problem either,” he said.

“It’s not that people pick her and fail to be effective. Clearly the people who do run her have more success than on most other characters. There’s something about the FEELING of playing her that isn’t attractive, and power doesn’t fix that.”

Wattson Apex Legends screenshot
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The French defender is powerful, but fails to be “fun” in public lobbies.

Rework may be one possible solution

So, no more Wattson buffs in Season 7, especially as she continues to hit top scores on many of Respawn’s hidden metrics. A rework though? That’s another story.

“Your suggestion for a rework is most promising,” Klein admitted, but said there are two issues there; the cost ⁠— “reworks are incredibly expensive” ⁠— and two, she already fills an area “very needed” in competitive play: defensive strengths.

“I don’t think she should be 100% or near 100% pick rate in competitive… ideally we find a rework that makes at least part of her kit exciting in the moment, while not losing her identity as a structure giver,” the Apex developer concluded.

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Mirage (pictured) and Lifeline have both got reworks; could Wattson be next?

There was a glimmer of hope for fans of the French defender, however. Klein admitted he “could be convinced to buff her” in an effort to “throw a bone to Wattson mains,” but promised that “wouldn’t change the problems.”

For now, Wattson mains should hold tight. There’s a rework in the pipes that may eventually land, and more buffs are possible; it may just take a bit of begging!