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All ESPN Apex Legends EXP Pro-Am participants – Dr Disrespect, Dizzy, KingRichard, and more

Published: 9/Jul/2019 12:34 Updated: 9/Jul/2019 14:26

by Matt Porter

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ESPN have released the official list of players competing in the Apex Legends EXP Pro-Am event, pairing some of gaming’s biggest names like Dr Disrespect and Jessica Chobot with celebrities and athletes.

Apex Legends is one of the biggest battle royale titles in the world, and quickly established itself as a major player in the world of gaming following its huge release back in February.

Now, ESPN are teaming up pro players, internet personalities, athletes and celebrities in teams of three to drop into King’s Canyon in the hopes of becoming an Apex Champion.

The ESPN EXP Apex Legends Pro-Am takes place on Thursday, July 11, just 24 hours after ESPN host their annual ESPY Awards, a night that celebrates the accomplishments of athletes in the United States and beyond.

The competition will feature three rounds of play, with $25,000 donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research on behalf of the trio that finishes first in the overall competition.

GFUELDr Disrespect will be dropping into King’s Canyon in the ESPN Apex Legends EXP Pro-Am.

A number of well-known gaming personalities, such as Nick ‘Nick EH 30’ Amyoony, TSM’s Colton ‘Viss’ Visser and Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows will be holding down the fort in terms of professional players, alongside a number of ESPN hosts who will take to the sticks.

Some popular athletes will also be in attendance, including NFL player Marcus Williams from the New Orleans Saints, X Games gold medalist Ryan Decenzo, WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, and UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez.

The full list of participants in the ESPN EXP Apex Legends Pro-Am can be viewed below. The teams have not been revealed just yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as they become available.

Gaming Personalities / ESPN Hosts Athletes / Celebrities
Casper, Team Liquid Bernardrick McKinney, Houston Texans
Dizzy, NRG Esports Blake Cashman, New York Jets
Dr Disrespect Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
Dropped, Rogue Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
Tennp0, FaZe Clan Connor Ball, The Vamps
Fedmyster Darius Miles, former NBA player
Gigz, 100 Thieves Devin Booker, Pheonix Suns
HusKers, Rogue Dillon Francis
Jericho Eli Apple, New Orleans Saints
Jessica Chobot Jey Uso, WWE
KingRichard, NRG Esports Jimmy Uso WWE
Malik Forte Joejun Williams, New England Patriots
Mendokusaii Kenneth Faried, Houston Rockets
Naomi Kyle Kenny Omega, All Elite Wrestling
Nick EH 30 Marchus Scribner, Actor on Backlash
Stonemountain64 Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints
Sweetdreams, Rogue Martellus Bennett, former NFL player
Sydnee Goodman, IGN Mike Davis, Chicago Bears
Teenage, 100 Thieves Mitchie Brusco, X Games gold medalist
Viss, TSM Orlando Scandtrick, NFL player
Xchocobars Questin Richardson, former NBA player
Clinton Yates, ESPN Rasheem Green, Seattle Seahawks
Israel Gutierrez, ESPN Ryan Decenzo, X Games gold medalist 
Jack Mitrani, X Games Sam Witner, Actor on The Walking Dead
Marcus Spears, ESPN Stephen Weatherly, Minnesota Vikings
Maria Taylor, ESPN Shawne Merriman, former NFL player
Sarah Spain, ESPN Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
Tatiana Suarez, UFC Strawweight
Tom Schaar, X Games gold medalist
Troy Gentile, Actor on The Goldbergs
Xavier Woods, WWE
Zach Moore, Arizona Cardinals
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Apex Legends leaker claims Heirloom weapon skins are coming

Published: 29/Oct/2020 17:50

by Daniel Cleary

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An Apex Legends leaker has claimed that Respawn are planning to add a new tier of weapons skins for guns, at the same rarity as Heirlooms.

There is plenty of choice for players when it comes to customizing their favorite Apex Legends characters or weapons, and Respawn are always releasing new cosmetic items to keep the game fresh.

The cosmetics for characters and weapons are divided into classes, based on how rare they can be to find, and new leaks are suggesting that some more ultra-rare items could be coming.

Mirage's Heirloom pack in Apex Legends
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Gun weapon skins could be the next Heirlooms added to Apex Legends.

Heirloom weapon skins?

The Heirloom melee weapons for certain characters are the rarest items that can be unlocked in Apex Legends and, typically, there is only one of them released for a single Legend, each season.

However, while melee weapons are the only type of Heirloom cosmetics currently available, Apex leaker “SomeoneWhoLeaks” has revealed that ranged Heirloom skins for the different guns in-game might be next.

The leaker revealed that the rumor apparently stemmed from an investor inside EA before reminding Apex Legends fans that it has still yet to be confirmed by Respawn.

“Rumor has it that heirloom weapon skins are coming,” they explained, “this comes from some investors in EA, so take it with a grain of salt.”

The Apex leaker added that these would simply be released as ranged weapon skins but was unsure if they would be released through Heirloom Shards, similarly to the melee weapons that have already been released.

They also revealed that the timeline for when these potential Heirloom skins are coming is still unclear, which makes it unlikely that we will see them for the start of Season 7 on November 4.

While little has been revealed about these ultra-rare weapon skins, it is worth noting that nothing is set in stone and we won’t know for sure until Respawn officially release the rumored cosmetics.

SomeoneWhoLeaks has previously leaked Bangalore’s weapon heirloom, although we’re still to see this arrive in-game.