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TSM win Apex Legends Preseason Invitational tournament – Final placements

Published: 16/Sep/2019 10:18 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 10:43

by Matt Porter

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TSM have staked their claim to the crown of the best Apex Legends esports team in the world, winning their second major tournament with victory at the Preseason Invitational in Krakow, Poland.

80 of the world’s top Apex Legends squads all descended on the Polish city to take part in the popular battle royale title’s first truly international tournament, but it was the American squad of Team SoloMid who took home the victory after 11 gruelling rounds.

For TSM, the Preseason Invitational provided an opportunity to win back-to-back tournaments, after nabbing X-Games gold medals at August’s EXP Invitational.

Respawn EntertainmentTSM celebrate their second Apex Legends tournament win.

Teams were awarded points throughout the final day based on performance, eliminations, and final placements, with any team who secured 50 points declared to be on “match point,” meaning a victory in King’s Canyon would see them crowned as winners.

TSM hit the 50 point threshold after the fifth match of the 11-game series, but impressive runs from Na’Vi and unsigned Russian trio 789 put both teams in contention as well. It took the Americans until the final match of the day to finally secure their victory, and get their hands on the Preseason Invitational trophy.

In fact, a total of nine teams found themselves with the 50 points required to win the competition, but an excellent run saw TSM’s Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen, Mac ‘Albralelie’ Kenzie Beckwith and Jordan ‘Reps’ Wolfe all stand tall in the final circle at Wetlands, and find the required kills to win the tournament.

Thanks to their victory, TSM’s trio took home the $105,000 grand prize, while runners up Natus Vincere earned $75,000 for their efforts. Two Na’Vi players also receieved bonuses for being named ‘Apex Predator’, with ‘Nikita ‘clawz’ Marchinksy and Kirill ‘9impulse’ Kostiv taking home an extra $2,666 alongside Wyvern’s An ‘Selly’ Jeong-hwan.

You can view the full final placements from the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational below.

Final Placement Team Prize Money
1st TSM $105,000
2nd Natus Vincere $75,000
3rd Wyvern $60,000
4th GamersOrigin $48,000
5th Sentinels $39,000
6th 789 $30,000
7th G2 Esports $24,000
8th PENTA $18,000
9th MVP $15,000
10th Rogue $12,000
11th Gambit Esports $9,000
12th NRG Esports $8,400
13th Third Impact $7,700
14th Virtus.pro $7,200
15th SoaR $6,600
16th Counter Logic Gaming $6,000
17th FlyQuest $5,700
18th k1ck eSports Club $5,400
19th SUCCUBUS $5,100
20th Misfits $4,800
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What’s coming in Apex Legends Season 7? Horizon, Olympus, Trident, more

Published: 28/Oct/2020 16:43 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 18:42

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends Season 7 is on the horizon, which means a new Legend, new weapons and even a new map. So, here’s everything we know so far.

Since releasing back in February 2019, Apex Legends has cemented itself as one of the premier battle royale games around. 

Season 7 has been moved up a week, now starting on November 4, cutting your time short to complete the battle pass, if you’re still grinding through it.

The new Legend added to the roster, Horizon, will no doubt be the biggest talking point, but fans are eagerly awaiting the new map, Olympus, the vehicle, Trident, weapons, and more. So, here’s everything we know so far about what Season 7 could have in store. 

Rampart with her minigun in Apex Legends
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Rampart joined the party in Apex Legends Season 6, but the countdown is on to Season 7.

Apex Legends Season 7 legend

Horizon is set to become the new Legend in Season 7, joining the roster after her teasers in the Firing Range and most recently in the Ascension trailer. However, Respawn hasn’t as of yet confirmed her abilities, but the trailer showcased a fantastic peek into her skills which will no doubt be a great way to secure the win against your enemies.

Data miners have, however, provided us with a clear indication of what Horizon’s abilities will be like, one being Gravity Lifts, which we got a teaser of in-game.

Horizon in Apex Legends
Respawn Entertainment
Our first look at Horizon in-game in Apex Legends.

Olympus map in Apex Legends Season 7

Respawn also previously treated fans to a small look at the new map, Olympus, via an Instagram Apex Legends effect. With the release of the Ascension trailer on October 28, however, we get a broader view of this stunning map.

The map is bright and highly saturated, full of pink and red-hued trees, lush grass, and gigantic sprawling architecture that will make for a refreshing change from the already fantastic maps available to players in the past.

Olympus is a city in the sky, but it has changed drastically from how it looked before disaster hit it.

Titanfall 2 multiplayer map Angel City on Psamanthe.
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Apex Legends is moving to Olympus on Psamanthe in Season 7

Apex Legends buffs in Season 7

In the case of Legend changes, the Respawn team regularly tweaks a few things at the start of each season – be it cutting down a cooldown on a certain ability or giving a legend a brand new passive. 

Pathfinder has already been confirmed to be getting a buff in the near future, and it makes sense that this would come in Season 7. 

Respawn have now also confirmed that Mirage and Rampart will be getting buffs in the new Season, though haven’t given any details on what exactly they will be yet.

New vehicle: The Trident

a new vehicle called the trident that looks like a hovercraft is shown in the new ascension trailer
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The Trident, a hovercraft-style vehicle appears throughout the new Ascension trailer

We have also been treated to a new peak at the Trident; a new vehicle that seems to resemble a hovercraft and can take multiple passengers. This is sure to be a fantastic addition to the arsenal of options available to players in how they traverse the map and get that edge over their enemies.

Season 7 introduces clubs

The official Apex Legends website also confirms Clubs are arriving, which as of now are only described as being a way to “find like-minded players, build a community, and rise together.” It will be interesting to see how these Clubs are developed and what it will mean for those that are in them.

Apex on Steam

With the launch of Season 7, Apex Legends will become available for the first time on Steam, with even greater news: player progress will carry over if you were playing on Origin before. Playing on Steam in Season 7 will also give players special Valve-inspired gun charms. This is a fantastic addition for those who like to utilize Steam as their centralized hub for their gaming.

New weapon type: Gadgets

It has also been suggested that a new weapon type – Gadgets – are also set to appear in Apex Legends in the future.

Reliable data miner Shurgtal pointed out that there is in-game code for Gadgets and suggested that they could be things like smoke grenades that are non-combat throwable items. These haven’t appeared in-game during Season 6, and could be ripe for Season 7.

As we approach the new season, we’ll keep this post updated with any claims from reliable lakers or just flat out confirmed changes from Respawn themselves.