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Top 20 highest earning Apex Legends pros

Published: 19/Aug/2020 16:30 Updated: 19/Aug/2020 17:19

by Alan Bernal

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The Apex Legends esport scene is still evolving, but the game is now entering its sixth season and the scene has come a long way since its infancy.

Apex Legends exploded onto the battle royale scene when it released on February 4, garnering millions of players in a matter of weeks. The title’s mix of great FPS gameplay alongside the unbelievable moments and maneuvers that can be pulled off thanks to Legends and their abilities make it a wonderful spectator esport.

While early competition relied on third-party organizers for online tournaments such as Code Red or Twitch Rivals, Respawn have now stepped into the competitive landscape, with the Preseason Invitational their first major event.

The scene moved forward after respawn entered the competitive landscape with the preseason invitational being their first major. Battlefy have also contributed to this success with the introduction ALGS.

Respawn EntertainmentThe competition in Apex Legends is sure to ramp up as the prize pools get larger.

The beginning of competitive Apex Legends

In the early days of Apex Legends, Colby ‘dizzy’ Meadows was the man who sat head and shoulders above everyone else in the rankings, after an impressive start to his Apex career that saw him take home numerous wins.

Dizzy’s impressive record included three victories in consecutive Code Red tournaments, as well as a second-place finish at the TwitchCon European Showdown.

Dizzy’s spell at the top of the rankings initially came to an end after Rogue pro player Jordan ‘HusKers’ Thomas finally unseated him thanks to his victory at TwitchCon Europe. Following TSM’s victory at the Preseason Invitational, which itself came on the heels of a gold medal for the squad at the X Games, it is now Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen who reigns supreme.

FACEIT are running the Apex Legends Pro Series.

The TSM era of dominance

From September 2019 all the way up to March 2020 nobody could stop the locomotive that was Team SoloMid. The aforementioned ImperialHal accompanied by Mac ‘Albralelie’ Beckwith and Jodan ‘Reps’ Wolfe led the way for competitive Apex with their strategies both in fights and out of them.

This led to the side winning 5 Apex tournaments in a row and not giving any other team a chance to make a name for themselves. It was a complete shutout with their tactics and synergy as a trio being their strong for rivals to overcome.

They pioneered the comp of Wraith, Pathfinder, and Wattson and showcased exactly what made them so great. Getting info on circles with Pathfinder early getting quick loot and making a beeline straight into where the last zone should be to guarantee and some sort of advantage for when the server congregates for the end.

Not unlike Overwatch before it, the early days of Apex have been a melting pot of seasoned competitors from other titles. Former Houston Outlaws player Mendo is another ex-Overwatch pro on the list, while Halo legend Snipedown makes an appearance.

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.

Top 20 Highest Earning Apex Legends Players – Updated August 19 2020

Position Name Nationality Earnings
1st Philip ‘ImperialHal‘ Dosen USA $96,213.68
2nd Mac ‘Albralelie’ Beckwith USA $86,663.67
3rd Jordan ‘Reps‘ Wolfe USA $83,130.34
4th Coby ‘dizzy‘ Meadows USA $73,002.68
5th Jordan ‘HusKers‘ Thomas USA $66,712.34
6th Jared ‘zombs‘ Gitlin USA $61,998.00
7th Brandon ‘ace‘ Winn USA $59,302.68
8th Nathan ‘xRetzi‘ Telene USA $58,898.00
9th Adam ‘senoxe‘ Lau Canada $55,354.67
10th Chris ‘Sweetdreams‘ Sexton USA $55,159.03
11th Mark ‘Dropped‘ Thees USA $54,725.70
12th Nikita ‘Clawz‘ Marchinsky Belarus $46,406.32
13th Kirill ‘9impulse‘ Ivanov Belarus $42,670.66
14th Richard ‘KingRichard‘ Nelson USA $41,882.33
15th Artem ‘pkmk‘ Nechayev Russia $38,975.66
16th Eric ‘Snipedown‘ Wrona
USA $34,726.69
17th Lucas ‘Mendokusaii‘ Håkansson Sweden $28,300.00
18th Marshall ‘Mohr‘ Mohr USA $28,289.34
19th Hyuk ‘KaronPe’ Lee South Korea $26,836.67
20th An ‘Selly‘ Jeonghwan South Korea $26,000.00

This article was updated at 10:00 AM EDT on August 19, 2020. 

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When is Apex Legends coming to Steam? Release date, cross-play, more

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:48 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:51

by Calum Patterson

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Respawn Entertainment has finally announced the release date for when Apex Legends is coming to Steam, meaning that PC players no longer have to rely solely on EA’s own Origin launcher to boot up the title.

EA has teamed up with Steam, bringing their EA Play service to the platform. You can also now buy Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and FIFA 21 on Steam too. It was only a matter of time until Apex joined the lineup.

However, the Apex release is now on its way, after it was initially expected to drop on Steam at the same time as Apex’s launch on Nintendo Switch, as well as the introduction of cross-play.

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EA’s subscription service, EA Play, is now available through Steam.

When is Apex Legends coming to Steam?

After plenty of leaks and rumors about the big release, Respawn finally confirmed on October 23  that Apex Legends is coming to Steam on November 4, along with the release of Season 7.

“Apex Legends is officially coming to Steam when Season 7 launches on November 4, 2020,” they revealed in a blog post.

EA first teased a partnership with Steam on October 25, when they tweeted out a video of an EA-emblazoned mug with steam coming out of the top of it.

This doesn’t mean that EA games will no longer be available on Origin, instead they will also be available on Steam with players able to play with friends on either launcher.

EA/Apex LegendsPlayers on all platforms will be able to with and against each other in Apex Legends.

Exclusive Steam cosmetics for Apex Legends

As a reward for players coming to Apex Legends on Steam, three exclusive weapon charms will be available. The charms themselves are related to Valve games Portal and Half-Life.

Three steam weapon charms for Apex Legends
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The charms all have some inspiration from Valve games.

Apex Legends on mobile?

EA previously confirmed that they were working on a mobile version of Apex legends, but have gone quiet since. The Nintendo Switch release has now also been delayed until a later date.

“This year has brought on unexpected new challenges, to put it mildly, and we don’t want to rush anything out,” Respawn revealed, “Switch owners can expect to get their hands on Apex Legends next year.”

Apex Legends Cross-play

Cross-platform play was confirmed during EA Play in June, and was expected to release at the same time as the Steam and Nintendo Switch versions, “when Apex Legends does launch on Switch, it’ll come with support for cross-platform play.”

It was also confirmed, in the October 23 announcement, that PC players on Origin can switch to Steam and keep their account progress on the other launcher.

“If you’ve previously been playing on Origin, feel free to give it a spin on Steam,” Respawn Game Director Chad Grenier added, “all your account progression and unlocks will carry over between the two platforms. ”

EA stopped selling new games through Steam several years ago, instead choosing to run games through their own platform, Origin. This return allows them to reach a wider player-base.

Apex Legends has been a resounding success for EA. It reached 50 million players worldwide in just 28 days, challenging Epic Games’ global phenomenon Fortnite.