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Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge announced for TwitchCon Europe – schedule, qualifiers, players, and more

Published: 21/Mar/2019 19:06 Updated: 26/Mar/2019 17:06

by Albert Petrosyan

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Twitch have announced that they will be hosting a Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge tournament at their TwitchCon Europe event coming next month.

TwitchCon events traditionally host streamer-driven tournaments for popular games, and seeing as how TwitchCon Europe will be the first since the release of Apex Legends, a Twitch Rivals Challenge for it makes perfect sense.

There will be more and more information announced about the competition In the weeks leading up to the event, and we’re here to make sure you’re always kept up to date. 


Finals Schedule

The finals of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will commence on Saturday, April 13, the first of two days of TwitchCon Europe, which will take place April 13-14 in Berlin, Germany.


Qualifier Tournaments

Leading up the finals of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will be four qualifier tournaments, two for the European region and two for North America. 

The first set of qualifiers, called Apex Legends Road to Twitchcon, will take place on March 26 starting at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET / 4 PM GMT, and the second set – Apex Legends Rematch Challenge – on April 2, also starting at those times. 

Twitch Rivals have confirmed that there will be a total of 96 streamers from Europe and North America competing in these qualifiers.

Apart from that, additional details about these qualifiers, such as the format to be used and how players can participate, have yet to be announced.

Snow MagazineThe qualifiers for the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will feature 96 streamers from Europe and North America.


Confirmed Players

Twitch Rivals have confirmed that popular streamers Sacriel and Pow3rtv will be competing in the finals of the Apex Legends Challenge at TwitchCon Europe.

We will update this list of confirmed players as more and more get announced in the weeks leading up to the tournament, especially once the qualifiers play out. 

So far, only two participants have been confirmed for the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge, one of which is popular streamer Sacriel.


Possible Format

The format that will be used in the qualifiers and the finals of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge has not yet been officially announced, but seeing as how Twitch have already hosted this kind of tournament before, a similar format could be used again. 

In the previous Apex Legend Challenge, teams loaded into public matches and had two two-hour periods to try and score as many points possible. 

Team had unlimited tries within the time periods, and the scoring system was based on the following criteria:

  • Match Victory = 10 points
  • 2nd or 3rd place = 5 points
  • 4th or 5th place = 3 points
  • Kills = 1 points
Respawn EntertainmentWhile the format for the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge has yet to be announced, we do know it will involve streamer-driven teams of three.

How To Watch

Both the qualifiers and finals of this Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will be livestreamed on the official Twitch Rivals channel, which we have included below. 

In the qualifiers, the participants will also be streaming their point-of-view on their own Twitch channels.

Watch live video from TwitchRivals on www.twitch.tv


Seeing as how there is still a lot of information yet to be announced for this event, we will continue updating this hub with more details as they become available. 

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Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020: Start date, skins, Winter Express LTM

Published: 1/Dec/2020 10:47 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 10:48

by Calum Patterson

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It’s almost that time of year again, and Apex Legends’ second holiday season is about to get into full swing. Holo-Day Bash is set to return for 2020, with all new skins, and a rerun of the Winter Express LTM.

To keep up with the yearly festivities, the first event of Apex Legends Season 7 will be holiday-themed – this we know thanks to some badges that have already confirmed the 2020 Holo-day bash ahead of an official announcement from Respawn.

The exact same thing happened with this year’s Fight or Fright event, for Halloween, which was also revealed early due to in-game badges that couldn’t be unlocked yet.

So, if you’re wondering when Holo-day Bash 2020 starts and ends, what kind of cosmetics will be available, and what mode to expect, here’s everything we know so far.

When is Holo-Day Bash 2020 in Apex Legends?

The Holo-Day bash will start on December 1, and run through until January 4.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 update time

The update is expected to go live at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 6PM GMT. There’s no patch to come with it, so there won’t be any big downloads to worry about.

Holo-day bash 2020 badges
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Badges for Holo-Day Bash 2020 are already visible in Apex Legends.

Unlike last year though, this is not a Collection event. Instead, like Fight or Fright, Holo-Day Bash 2020 is just a Themed event. That means there won’t be a new Heirloom to unlock, whereas last year,  Pathfinder’s boxing gloves could be unlocked by completing the collection.

Apex Legends Holo-Day Bash 2020 trailer

On November 24, Respawn Entertainment revealed a brand new trailer for the event.

Holo-Day Bash 2020 skins

Just because it’s not a collection event though, doesn’t mean there won’t be new skins and cosmetics to get your hands on. The trailer showed off nine in total, from what we could see.

These skins will be available in bundles in the Item Shop from December 1, seen below.

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There’s also an event prize tracker, which you will be able to complete through challenges.

Winter Express LTM

Speaking of challenges, you’ll want to complete these in the “new-and-improved” Winter Express LTM.

Winter Express LTM 2020
Screenshot via Biast12
Winter Express will return in the Holo-Day Bash 2020 event.

For those who didn’t play last year, Winter Express takes place on World’s Edge, with Mirage as the game announcer. The objective is to win control of the train over three rounds. And there’s no loot – instead, Legends are given preset loadouts.

On the event, they said in a blog post: “This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train. From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.

“This year, when your squad respawns after a round has finished, you will spawn on your own supply ship as it follows the train. From here, your squad will be able to survey the battlefield and skydive into combat as the train arrives at its next station and the objective unlocks. The squad that won the previous round will respawn directly on the train.”

Respawn Hover Tanks

In the trailer, new Respawn Hover Tanks could also be seen, seen below.

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New Hover Tanks will be added in the seasonal event.

These will follow along with the train, and your team will respawn and jump from these back down into the action at the start of each round – unless you won the previous round, in which case, you’ll start on the train.