March 29 $25,000 Apex Legends Code Red tournament ft. Dr Disrespect, dizzy, and more - streams, bracket, teams, format and more - Dexerto
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March 29 $25,000 Apex Legends Code Red tournament ft. Dr Disrespect, dizzy, and more – streams, bracket, teams, format and more

Published: 29/Mar/2019 1:55 Updated: 30/Mar/2019 3:00

by Albert Petrosyan

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UPDATE – The March 29 running of the Code Red Apex Legends tournament has now been completed – full recap, final placements, brackets/scores, and more.

Popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect and online gaming platform BoomTV have partnered up once again to host yet another running of their Code Red tournament for Apex Legends.

As always, the March 29 Code Red tournament features some of the biggest names of the Apex Legends community, all battling it out for a piece of the $25,000 prize pool.

With the tournament now upon us, we’re here to make sure that you don’t miss a single second of the intense competitive action.

Full schedule

This week’s Code Red Apex Legends tournament is taking place on Friday, March 29, starting at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET.

Although there is no way to tell for sure when the tournament will end, it is expected to take about six hours, ending at around 7 PM PT / 10 PM ET.


How to watch

As usual, the Code Red tournaments are live-streamed on the official Twitch channel of EsportsArena, which we’ve linked below for your convenience.

You can also keep up with the action on Dr Disrespect’s channel (also included below), as he is the official host for this week’s competition. 

Watch live video from EsportsArena on www.twitch.tvWatch live video from DrDisrespect on www.twitch.tv


Live bracket and scores

BoomTV are providing a live bracket of the tournament is being updated as each match is being played. You can find this bracket by clicking the link above.


Players and teams

There will be eight total teams of three players each participating in this week’s Code Red Apex Legends tournament. The first seven teams arecomprised of prominent pro players and streamers, while the eight team is reserved for the winners of the qualifying tournament on March 28.

Here is the full list of players and teams that have been confirmed so far:

  • VissRespect the Kraft
    • RealKraftyy
    • TSM_Viss
    • Dr Disrespect
  • Reid’s Money Clan
    • vsnz
    • chocotaco
    • huskerrs
  • Twitch Prime Time (2x defending champs)
    • mendokusaii
    • dizzy
    • KingRichard
  • Team Pepeeja
    • trainwreckstv
    • LyndonFPS
    • Rogue
  • The Big Weiners
    • Frexs
    • JoshOG
    • Chappie
  • FULL TRIHARD
    • xQc
    • overpoweredOW
    • m0xyy
  • Team Chapanya
    • imaqtpie
    • shiphtur
    • dyrus
  • Qualifier Team
    • YousifFPS
    • HardlyWins
    • Yata_tv
Twitch: Dr DisrespectPopular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect will both be hosting and competing in this week’s Code Red Apex Legends tournament.

Official format

The Code Red tournament features a double elimination bracket made up of eight teams of three players each.

The March 1 Code Red is a double-elimination tournament featuring eight teams of three players each.

Since custom matchmaking is not yet publicly available in Apex Legends, teams matched up against each other in the bracket have to load into three separate public matches and try to score as many points possible, based on the following format:

  • Wins = +8 points
  • Kills = +1 point

If the points are tied after the three maps, the tiebreaker will go to the team with the more victories and then more total damage dealt throughout all three maps. If the points are still tied, the match will go to a fourth map, after which the same tiebreakers will apply.

Matched up teams will have to play three public matches, and the squad with the more points after the three will advance to the next round of the bracket.

Prize breakdown

This week’s Code Red Apex Legends tournament features a $25,000 prize pool which will be split  between the top three teams based on the following breakdown:

  • Total: $25,000 USD
  • 1st Place: $13,000 USD
  • 2nd Place: $7,000 USD
  • 3rd Place: $5,000 USD
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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

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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!