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$500,000 Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown – schedule, players, format, info

Published: 12/Apr/2019 23:58 Updated: 13/Apr/2019 0:10

by Albert Petrosyan


After weeks of qualifiers and anticipation, the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown at TwitchCon Europe is finally here, and below you can find everything you need to not miss a single second of the intense competitive action. 

At most of their TwitchCon events, Twitch usually looks to host tournaments for games that are trending at the time, so the 2019 TwitchCon Europe in Berlin, Germany seemed like the perfect occasion for a high-profile Apex Legends competition.

The tournament features some of the biggest Twitch streamers from the European region, and beyond, all of whom will be going head-to-head for a slice of the massive $500,000 prize pool. 

When is the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown?

The Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown will be split into three parts – two qualifiers and the finals – all of which will take place on April 13. 

The first qualifier will start at 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 10 AM CET, the second qualifier at 5:30 AM PT / 8:30 AM ET / 2:30 PM CET, and the finals at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 7 PM CET.

How to watch the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown

The Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown will be streamed on the official Twitch Rivals channel, live from TwitchCon Europe in Berlin, Germany.

We have included the stream below for you convenience, so make sure to check back here to watch it live when the tournament kicks off.

In addition to the main stream, you can also watch the players on their own Twitch channels, as many of the competitors will also be streaming their perspective live from the event.

Watch live video from TwitchRivals on www.twitch.tv

Live standings for Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown

Twitch Rivals will be providing a live leaderboard for their Apex Legends Showdown, which is available via the link above. 

In it they will provide scores for each match, the current standings, each team’s record, and more!

What is the format of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown

As mentioned above, this competition will be split into two qualifiers that will lead into the finals. 

Each qualifier will feature 20 teams of three players each, and the top six teams from the two qualifiers will advance to the finals, where they will play against each other as well as the players that had already been invited directly into the final stage.

As for the competitive format itself, there hasn’t been on officially announced yet, but it’s likely to be similar to the two Twitch Rivals Apex Legends tournaments that were held prior to this one. 

In those tournaments, teams were matched up with each other in swiss-style format, and each match’s winner was decided by the two teams loading into separate public matches and trying to score points based on the following breakdown:

  • 1st place = 10 points
  • 2nd place = 5 points
  • 3rd place = 4 points
  • 4th place = 3 points
  • 5th place = 2 points
  • Kill = 1 point
RespawnEach qualifier will feature 20 teams of three players vying for a spot in the final round of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown.

Players and teams in the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown

Twitch has officially named all of the streamers that will be competing in the various stages of the competition. 

60 players have been designated to the first qualifier, 60 others to the second qualifier, and 23 specially chosen streamers have been advanced directly into the finals, where they will await the top six teams from the two qualifiers.

What hasn’t been revealed yet are the teams that these players will be forming, which we will also include here once they are announced. 

xQc - TwitterPopular streamer xQc is one of the players that is already in the finals of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown.

Prize breakdown of Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown

The entire prize pool of the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Showdown is $500,000, which will be divided between the three stages of the competition. 

The two qualifiers each will include a $35,000 prize pool, while the finals will be worth $350,000. The exact breakdown of how this money will be distributed betweens the teams at each stage has not yet been announced.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett


Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

Wraith in World's Edge Apex Legends
Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.