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How to watch ESPN’s $25,000 Apex Legends EXP Pro-Am – stream, schedule, more

Published: 10/Jul/2019 10:19 Updated: 11/Jul/2019 23:06

by David Purcell

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ESPN are teaming up with Respawn Entertianment to bring a brand-new EXP Pro-AM competitive event for Apex Legends – here’s everything you need to know. 

Where to watch ESPN’s Apex Legends tournament

The ESPN EXP Apex Legends Pro-Am takes place just a day after their annual ESPY awards, commemorating a number of stars from the sporting world for their achievements. 

Beginning on Thursday, July 11 at 8pm CT (6pm PT, 9pm EST, 2am BST on July 12), the competitive tournament is available to watch in a number of ways. 

It will be broadcasted to both the Electronic Arts and ESPN esports Twitch channels – one found below – as well as being livestreamed on ESPN YouTube, Twitter, ESPN Player, ESPN Play, and WatchESPN. 

Electronic Arts Twitch: 

Watch live video from EA on www.twitch.tv

Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale game has surged in popularity during the course of 2019 and now fans will be able to see a number of high-profile professional players, internet personalities, and celebrities pitted against one another in Kings Canyon.

A number of details have already been announced about the event so far, including the fact that the winning trio will be donating $25,000 to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. So, let’s take a look at when it will take place, where you can watch it, participants, and more.

Graphics: Respawn Entertainment, ESPNIn typical Apex Legends style, ESPN EXP Apex Legends Pro-Am players will be broken into trios.

Who is playing? Dr Disrespect, dizzy, NFL stars and more

As noted earlier, there will not only be professional Apex Legends players getting involved in this competition, but a number of mainstream names will be jumping into Kings Canyon as well. 

Just to name a few, Dr Disrespect, WWE’s Xavier Woods, NRG Esports’ Coby “dizzy” Meadows, All Elite Wrestling’s Kenny Omega, and many others have already been confirmed for the event. Now, let’s take a look at the full list below. 

Gaming Personalities / ESPN Hosts Athletes / Celebrities
Casper, Team Liquid Bernardrick McKinney, Houston Texans
Dizzy, NRG Esports Blake Cashman, New York Jets
Dr Disrespect Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Dropped, Rogue Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
Tennp0, FaZe Clan Connor Ball, The Vamps
Fedmyster Darius Miles, former NBA player
Gigz, 100 Thieves Devin Booker, Pheonix Suns
HusKers, Rogue Dillon Francis
Jericho Eli Apple, New Orleans Saints
Jessica Chobot Jey Uso, WWE
KingRichard, NRG Esports Jimmy Uso WWE
Malik Forte Joejun Williams, New England Patriots
Mendokusaii Kenneth Faried, Houston Rockets
Naomi Kyle Kenny Omega, All Elite Wrestling
Nick EH 30 Marchus Scribner, Actor on Backlash
Stonemountain64 Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints
Sweetdreams, Rogue Martellus Bennett, former NFL player
Sydnee Goodman, IGN Mike Davis, Chicago Bears
Teenage, 100 Thieves Mitchie Brusco, X Games gold medalist
Viss, TSM Orlando Scandtrick, NFL player
Xchocobars Questin Richardson, former NBA player
Clinton Yates, ESPN Rasheem Green, Seattle Seahawks
Israel Gutierrez, ESPN Ryan Decenzo, X Games gold medalist 
Jack Mitrani, X Games Sam Witner, Actor on The Walking Dead
Marcus Spears, ESPN Stephen Weatherly, Minnesota Vikings
Maria Taylor, ESPN Shawne Merriman, former NFL player
Sarah Spain, ESPN Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
Tatiana Suarez, UFC Strawweight
Tom Schaar, X Games gold medalist
Troy Gentile, Actor on The Goldbergs
Xavier Woods, WWE
Zach Moore, Arizona Cardinals

Tournament layout and more details

The ESPN EXP Apex Legends Pro-Am will break this huge participant list up into teams of three and they will all compete against each other in three rounds of battle. 

Official teams are still yet to be confirmed by organizers but further details will presumably be made clear to fans when the tournament goes live. 

We’ll continue to update this article if there are any changes to the participant list or – for example – a set of rules and scoring systems are announced before it takes place. Until then, enjoy some games of your own in Apex Legends. 

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Apex Legends is adding a no-guns LTM in Season 7: Olympus Preview

Published: 30/Oct/2020 18:52 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 21:23

by Tanner Pierce

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If you saw the new Apex Legends map called Olympus and thought to yourself “I’d like to explore that without having to deal with annoying enemies”, then Respawn Entertainment has the perfect solution: a no-weapon LTM called Olympus Preview.

With the start of Season 7, Respawn Entertainment is adding a brand new map to Apex Legends called Olympus. After being rumored for quite a while now, the developers finally confirmed the news during the Season 7 trailer, and gave fans an even deeper dive into the map during the gameplay reveal.

While that’s all well and good, being forced to jump into a map that you don’t know and immediately fight other players trying to experience the same thing is always a bit annoying in battle royale games. Luckily, the developers seem to have a solution, and it’s a cool concept.

New Olympus Preview LTM

With the start of Season 7, Respawn will be including a new limited-time mode called Olympus Preview, which will allow players to explore and experience everything the new map has to offer without having to deal with other opponents that immediately try to kill you.

The new 30-player mode will give fans an opportunity to jump into the map and test it out to their heart’s content. They’ll even be able to test the circles.

When a new map gets added to a battle royale game, not just Apex Legends, a lot of players just want a few matches to explore and experience it before having to fight others, so this helps solve that problem.

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Soon players will be able to jump into the new Apex map thanks to a weapon-free mode called Olympus Preview.

It also helps fans familiarize themselves with it so that they aren’t jumping in completely blind. The first Ranked split will be on Olympus too, so if you’re a competitive player, this new LTM comes highly recommended.

It’ll be interesting to see Apex continues this trend as time goes on. Obviously, that would require them to keep adding new maps but, nevertheless, it’s a fun concept to say the least.