The $200,000 Twitch Rivals Apex Legends tournament was announced on February 7, just a few days after the new battle royale game was released.
Already big names like Shroud, Dr. Disrespect, and Myth have announced they’ll be playing in the tournament, which will offer $100,000 total to streamers from Europe and North America, respectively.
Now xQc has confirmed he'll be playing in the tournament as well. In a stream on Friday, February 8, the streamer told fans he was in the process of putting together a team for the competition.
“‘Are you still playing in the Apex tournament?’ Yes, I actually asked dafran to play in the tournament with me,” xQc told viewers. “But dafran can’t because dafran is in the Overwatch League and they’re cucking anyone from playing anything but Overwatch.”
“So I don’t know how that’s gonna go,” he continued. “But I was named team captain, I’m the team captain basically right now for Apex but I don’t know who I’m going to choose to be on my team.”
Obviously, dafran can still play Apex Legends on stream, just not in a competitive setting for money, as that would probably violate his Overwatch League Contract.
Still, with more than 10 million players in the first week after Apex was released, xQc should have no trouble finding a few skilled teammates for the upcoming tournament.
The Twitch Rivals $200,000 Apex Legends tournament will take place over two days on February 12 and 19.