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Ninja and co. win Apex Legends Twitch Rivals tournament after ridiculously close finish

Published: 13/Feb/2019 1:55 Updated: 13/Feb/2019 7:07

by Wyatt Donigan

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The first Apex Legends tournament ended with one of the craziest tournament finishes we’ve seen in quite some time, as Ninja, KingRichard, and Dizzy slayed out in the final minutes to pick up the win. 

Throughout the entirety of the four-hour tournament featuring some of the top streamers in North America, both King’s Canyon (Ninja, KingRichard, and Dizzy) and Reid’s Money Team (Chocotaco, Vsnz, and Huskerrs) tallied an insane amount of kills while fighting for the top spot on the standings. 

The teams entered their final game of the tournament only separated by a few points and it was King’s Canyon that ended up inching ahead with a monster performance to secure the victory with 13 total wins and 355 kills for a total of 420 points. 

King’s Canyon narrowly secured a win at the first Apex Legends tournament.

While many battle royale tournaments feature a pool of players facing off against each other in the same lobby, the first Apex Legends tournament featured popular streamers loading up into public lobbies and racking up as many kills as possible. 

Unsurprisingly, all of these teams put on an incredible display that frequently left the casters in awe of what they were witnessing. 

Perhaps most incredible of all, though, was the fact that King’s Canyon got the win on the back of a victory in the final game that pushed them past Reid’s Money Team by just one point. 

There might have been a number of impressive performances throughout the afternoon, but none were more impressive than what was seen from NRG Esports’ first Apex Legends pro Dizzy. 

Playing on a team with battle royale stalwarts like Ninja and KingRichard, Dizzy had no problems whatsoever making his mark on just about every lobby they loaded into. 

Throughout the entirety of the tournament, Apex Legends was comfortably sitting on the top of Twitch with well over 600,000 total viewers, once again asserting its dominance on the platform in these early days of release. 

Time will tell if Apex Legends will continue experiencing this kind of success, but it surely looks as though it might have the staying power to leave a lasting impression on the gaming space. 

The second half of the Apex Legends x Twitch Rivals collaboration will take place on February 19 starting at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 5 PM GMT.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.