Streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel became a big name on Twitch in part because of his impressive Winston play - and now, it looks like he’s taking those Overwatch skills to Apex Legends.
Apex Legends was released by EA on Monday, February 4, and xQc has been dabbling in the new battle royale game since its launch.
One of Apex’s characters, Gibraltar (besides having the same name as an Overwatch map), has the ability to put down a shield for his team that looks very similar to Winston’s barrier.
It didn’t take long for xQc to use this familiar mechanic to his advantage, either.
As his team engaged an enemy squad, xQc deployed his shield and maneuvered in a way that’s instantly recognizable to anyone who’s played Winston - or to anyone who’s gone up against someone with some idea of what they’re doing with the character.
Sure enough, xQc’s superior tactical skills allowed him to dispatch his opponent fairly easily.
Apex has stayed on top of the most viewed games on Twitch since it was released, so there’s a good chance xQc will continue to play it in his usual rotation.
With rumors going around about ranked play possibly coming to Apex soon, maybe we’ll see xQc get even more into the grind of the game, as well.
The first Apex Twitch Rivals tournament was announced on Wednesday, February 4, so it will definitely be interesting to see how long the Apex hype lasts.