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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 leak reveals ranked solos and more game modes in the works

Published: 15/Jan/2021 10:45

by Connor Bennett

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A fresh Apex Legends leak has pointed at more game modes coming in Season 8 and beyond, including ranked Solos mode and another iteration of Kings Canyon. 

As the Apex Legends seasons have gone on, Respawn Entertainment have added a number of different game modes to the battle royale. For the most part, these limited-time modes have either been slight or major tweaks on the typical last man standing formula of a battle royale.

With Season 8 on the horizon, some leaks have started to filter out about Apex’s second anniversary season – including who we might see as a new legend, current legend tweaks, and of course, limited-time modes. 

These leaks have revealed a team deathmatch-like game mode, that would be played on Kings Canyon, coming to Apex at some point, but a fresh set of leaks have revealed that the devs have more than just that up their sleeve.

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Apex has been awash with LTMs, just like the Winter Express mode.

Apex Legends leaker SomeoneWhoLeaks posted the new images on January 14, showing the activity feed from somebody testing out new game modes ahead of Season 8. 

Them team deathmatch style mode – known as Arenas – makes an appearance, as does something called Anniversary Event Kings Canyon, as well as game modes called Locked and Loaded and Death Trigger.

However, what is the most interesting part of it all, is that there a reference to a Ranked Solos mode. It does look a little different from the rest as its listed as “#PL_Ranked_Leagues_solo!”

Its inclusion is incredibly interesting as, whenever fans have asked for a solos mode, Respawn has been against it – stating that they have data that points to solos not being “healthy” for the battle royale.

They reiterated their position on January 8, saying that a solos mode would not be coming to Apex. It could be a case that the mode is being tested to assess more data, so, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens here.