Ninja, 2018's video game influencer of the year and Fortnite champion, just added another major victory to his resume. Joining NRG Esports players Dizzy and KingRichard for the first Twitch Rivals Apex Legends tournament, the squad of three (calling themselves "Kings Canyon" after the game's map title) squeezed out an impressive comeback victory, taking the North America win by just one point.
Apex Legends is just over a week old and is already being hailed as the best battle royale out there, one of the best free-to-play games ever released, and the game that saved Electronic Arts latest financials. Apex Legends is even outpacing Fortnite's growth rate when it went first went free-to-play, racking up over 25 million players already.
During its launch days, publisher Electronic Arts and developer Respawn Entertainment sponsored most top streamers to play the game as "Apex Partners," and as the hype continued throughout its first week, so to did it build towards the first Twitch-sponsored Apex Legends tournament as part of the Twitch Rivals series. The two-part competition began today, February 12, 2019 at at 2PM PT and ran for four hours, where players played as many games as possible in a four-hour time period.
Twitch Rivals - Apex Legends rules:
Each event features 16 three-player squads. They’ll compete to earn the most points, with five points awarded for each match victory and one point awarded for each kill.
The next tournament takes place at he same time next week on February 19th. While Ninja is the big name, it was KingRichard who got Ninja on the team, and Dizzy who carried the team to victory. He ran solo across the map playing Wraith, winning countless 1v3s, making it look easy. Dizzy had the most kills of the tournament, and the best part... it was his very first tournament. As for Ninja, he remains the battle royale combatant to team with.
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Read our Apex Legends review for more on the game.
Apex Legends is available free-to-play on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.