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Esports organizations are already recruiting Apex Legends players

Published: 9/Feb/2019 14:02 Updated: 9/Feb/2019 14:23

by Connor Bennett

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Esports organizations are already stepping into the Apex Legends scene – and they are searching for both players and content creators despite the game being out for less than a week. 

The free-to-play title released on February 4 and has already taken the gaming world by storm with over 10 million players playing in the first three days –Fortnite and PUBG.

While an esports portion of the game may be a ways away just yet, that hasn’t stopped a North American team being the first to enter the scene despite the title only being in its infancy. 

Respawn EntertainmentTeaming up in trios for trophies? It could happen.

On February 8, the organization NRG announced that they were on the hunt for Apex Legends players and content creators, making them the first team to make a step into the new release.

However, the North American team were so overwhelmed by the response to their announcement that a Google form application had to be set-up for them to sift through the responses. “WOAH, we have received so many applications already! Thanks to everyone, so far, who has applied to the #NRGFAM,” they tweeted.

NRG already have leading rosters in games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rocket League, while also remaining in smaller games such as Clash Royale.

The organization has already stepped into the Battle Royale genre with a four-man Fortnite roster that competes in all disciplines, solo, duos and squads – finding some, albeit limited, success in the recent Summer Skirmish.

Respawn EntertainmentMoney could soon be on the line for supply ship hot drops.

There may not be an esports side to Apex for some time, but that hasn’t stopped NRG getting ahead of the curve. The game’s developers, Respawn Entertainment, have already made plenty of key steps to make sure it isn’t a flash in the pan – announcing a full first-year roadmap and the implementation of key features such as Ranked Play and the ability to go Cross-Platform.

Other esports organizations have also teased a potential move into the scene. On February 8, Danish squad North tweeted: “SteelSeries has Apex keyboards.., SteelSeries sponsors North….”

However, no other esports team has officially made an announcement the way NRG has and it’s unlikely that any others will any time soon.

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Apex Legends cosplayer takes Horizon outfit to new heights

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:13

by Joe Craven

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An Apex Legends cosplayer has stunned fans of Respawn’s BR by bringing Horizon to life, ensuring the Season 7 legend has never looked so real. 

The Apex Legends community has an incredible connection with Respawn’s source material, regularly sharing artwork, videos and cosplays inspired by the world and characters.

Horizon cosplays are obviously still fairly new, given that the Scottish legend was only added with Season 7. The Gravitational Manipulator has brought new levels of verticality to the Olympus map, thanks to her Gravity Lift, Spacewalk and Black Hole abilities.

As far as aesthetics go, Horizon is known for her spacesuit theme. Her iconic ginger hair protrudes out the top of her suit. It’s an awesome look, simultaneously cool and terrifying to see coming towards you in-game.

Horizon driving a vehicle in Season 7 trailer
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Horizon’s abilities give incredible movement options.

One cosplayer, though, took on the challenge and, with some incredible skill, came out looking exactly like the legend herself.

Sosenka (@itlookslikekilled on Instagram) shared her Horizon look on December 4, stunning her followers and the Apex community alike. She has previously shared a Loba cosplay, but many agreed that her Horizon look was even more impressive.

The white suit is complete to perfection, with the goggles and arm bands even down to a tee. At the time of writing, it sits at just shy of 9,000 likes.

 

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The look was so good that it even drew the attention of Elle Newlands – the voice actress behind the Season 7 legend.

She said: “I stan, you stan, we all stan for the #Horizon Cosplay Queen!” 

Horizon, despite being fairly new to the game, has taken well to the Olympus map, currently sitting in our A-Tier in our legend rankings. Her pick rates are fairly high, and abilities incredibly useful. Cosplays as good as this only make us want to use her more.