The Apex Legends esport scene is barely taking off, but some players are already separating themselves from the pack with the total amount of prize money they’ve collected so far.
Apex Legends exploded onto the battle royale scene when it released on February 4, garnering millions of players in a matter of weeks. The action packed sequences that break out with a typical gunfight makes the game a perfect candidate to be a long running esport contender.
Even though there’s only been a handful of big money events up until now, young phenom Colby ‘dizzy’ Meadows and NRG teammate Richard ‘KingRichard’ Nelson have had the most prominent success in the early life of the esport.
Both have taken top spots in all three Code Red events as well as the North American Twitch Rivals: Apex Legends Challenge and the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Rematch Challenge.
Their prolific success is typically accompanied with a rotating third player such as popular streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins or Lucas ‘Mendokusaii’ Håkansson.
So far dizzy’s been able to cash in on the early popularity of Respawn Entertainment’s title, netting $21,416.67 in earnings. Even at such a young age, dizzy has the talent to consistently stay at the top of the pile with KingRichard closely in tow earning $19,750.00.
The NRG players place high at one and two for top earners, while there’s a small drop off at third with Mendo’s prize winnings coming in at $16.733.33. There’s a huge earning gap from there on out, with number four Jordan 'HusKers' Thomas raking in $10,500.00.
The latest big name in the battle royale scene hasn’t even scratched the surface of its potential. While there is a major disparity in the early goings of the scene, it’s only a matter of time before tournaments get bigger in participants and cash rewards.
The full top 20 list, according to esportsearnings.com, can be found below. The list will be updated to reflect the latest highest earners after each major tournament.
|1st||Coby 'dizzy' Meadows||USA||$21,416.67|
|2nd||Richard 'KingRichard' Nelson||USA||$19,750.00|
|3rd||Lucas 'Mendokusaii' Håkansson||Sweden||$16,733.33|
|4th||Jake 'chocoTaco' Throop||USA||$11,333.33|
|5th||Sean 'vsnz' Garcia||USA||$11,333.33|
|8th||Brian 'Kephrii' St. Pierre||USA||$8,083.34|
|9th||Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins||USA||$6,666.67|
|10th||Justin 'Chappie' Andrews||USA||$5,933/33|
|11th||Jesse 'Kraftyy' Kraft||USA||$5,750.00|
|12th||Colton 'Viss' Visser||USA||$5,750.00|
|13th||Thomas 'Hal' Avallone||Italy||$5,633.34|
|14th||Giorgio 'Pow3r' Calandrelli||Italy||$5,633.34|
|15th||Alessandro 'stermy' Avallone||Italy||$5,633.34|
|16th||Guy 'DrDisRespect' Beahm||USA||$5,416.67|
|17th||Corentin 'Gotaga' Houssein||France||$5,166.67|
|18th||Mickael 'Mickalow' Maruin||France||$5,166.67|
|19th||Maxime 'Robi' Maxime||France||$5,166.67|
|20th||Cem 'Mithrain' Karakoc||Turkey||$5,016.67|