The hottest game to date is now on the hottest tournament platform.
Apex Legends has taken the gaming world by storm. The game had no prior advertising or marketing, and its release was a surprise. But the fact that it was made by Respawn Studios and was set in the Titanfall universe was enough to catch the interest of gamers and streamers alike.
But the game turned out to be surprisingly fun and enjoyable. Almost every top streamer (including Shroud, Ninja and DrDisrespect) is streaming the game now. Within the first 24 hours, Apex Legends raked in 2.5 million unique players, and by the end of the week, it had 25 million players and peaked at 2 million concurrent players.
Its popularity can be attributed to the intense gunplay the game offers. In addition, the characters known as Legends which have unique abilities (much like in Overwatch) and the map itself is quite intricate and detailed. The game does not bring anything new to the table except for its ping system, but boy is it a lot of fun.
Talking about the ping system, it is easily the greatest innovation that Apex Legends has to offer. The game is exclusively a three man squad game for now, and the ping system makes it infinitely easier, removing the need for a mic. This is one of the biggest reasons that the game has worked so well despite it being exclusively a squad game. In fact, many players prefer that it remain a squad game.
Apex Legends has done so well in such a short span of that Twitch held their own Apex Legends tournament for Twitch Rivals featuring Shroud, Ninja, Summit1g, DrDisrespect and others.
And how could we be far behind?
Mogul has added Apex Legends to its increasing roster of games. The game will be available for Silver Slam Quick Cups on February 17, where you can earn Razer Silver. The matches will be 3v3 Single Elimination, and you can register for them here. More details will follow, so stay tuned for updates.