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Questions raised after Apex Legends gifts Shroud 500 Twitch subs

Published: 25/Mar/2019 11:19 Updated: 25/Mar/2019 11:44

by Matt Porter


To many, Michael ‘Apex Legends on Fortnite.

While EA and Respawn have benefited from the success of the battle royale title, former CS:GO pro Grzesiek has also been a major beneficiary of Apex Legends’ success, seeing his Twitch channel grow at an astonishing rate.

DreamhackShroud has seen huge success on Apex Legends.

While streaming on Sunday, March 24, Respawn Entertainment gifted 500 subscribers to shroud, with the total amount given to the streamer coming in at $2,500, before Twitch took their share of the revenue.

Grzesiek was clearly shocked by the donations, repeatedly asking his viewers: “What is happening?” as the subscribers kept rolling in.

While members of Grzesiek’s chat were happy to be gifted subs, some on the /r/LivestreamFails subreddit have expressed concern at Respawn’s decision to donate to the stream, seeing it as a marketing technique, or an attempt to bribe Twitch personalities to continue playing their game.

“This feels like it could be a slippery slope of companies doing this to entice streamers to play their games,” wrote one Reddit user. “Without it needing to be declared as advertising. Seems weird.”

Others have said that this isn’t an issue as the fee was so small, that it wouldn’t equate to an actual sponsorship, with shroud rumored to have been paid $1 million to play Apex Legends during its release.

This isn’t the first time that the developers have offered gifted subs to streamers, as they previously gave Houston Outlaws‘ Lucas ‘Mendokusaii Håkansson 200 gifted subs following the release of the Season 1 Battle Pass. 

Shroud didn’t comment on the donation of subscribers following the event on his stream, and has yet to mention them on Twitter either. We’ll be sure to update this post with any reactions.

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Apex Legends cosplayer takes Horizon outfit to new heights

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:13

by Joe Craven


An Apex Legends cosplayer has stunned fans of Respawn’s BR by bringing Horizon to life, ensuring the Season 7 legend has never looked so real. 

The Apex Legends community has an incredible connection with Respawn’s source material, regularly sharing artwork, videos and cosplays inspired by the world and characters.

Horizon cosplays are obviously still fairly new, given that the Scottish legend was only added with Season 7. The Gravitational Manipulator has brought new levels of verticality to the Olympus map, thanks to her Gravity Lift, Spacewalk and Black Hole abilities.

As far as aesthetics go, Horizon is known for her spacesuit theme. Her iconic ginger hair protrudes out the top of her suit. It’s an awesome look, simultaneously cool and terrifying to see coming towards you in-game.

Horizon driving a vehicle in Season 7 trailer
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Horizon’s abilities give incredible movement options.

One cosplayer, though, took on the challenge and, with some incredible skill, came out looking exactly like the legend herself.

Sosenka (@itlookslikekilled on Instagram) shared her Horizon look on December 4, stunning her followers and the Apex community alike. She has previously shared a Loba cosplay, but many agreed that her Horizon look was even more impressive.

The white suit is complete to perfection, with the goggles and arm bands even down to a tee. At the time of writing, it sits at just shy of 9,000 likes.


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The look was so good that it even drew the attention of Elle Newlands – the voice actress behind the Season 7 legend.

She said: “I stan, you stan, we all stan for the #Horizon Cosplay Queen!” 

Horizon, despite being fairly new to the game, has taken well to the Olympus map, currently sitting in our A-Tier in our legend rankings. Her pick rates are fairly high, and abilities incredibly useful. Cosplays as good as this only make us want to use her more.