Twitch Rivals tackles Apex Legends with $200K challenge

Twitch Rivals will challenge 48 of the top streamers in the world to battle it out in the new Apex Legends.

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Twitch has been channeling its competitive juices with its Twitch Rivals series, challenging the most skilled players across a variety of games. These showcases have varied from esports to speedrunning, featuring some of the top games in the world. But this next edition of Twitch Rivals is going to be a little special in the sense that it's going to spotlight a game that's been out for less than a week.

Twitch Rivals Apex Legends

On Wednesday, Twitch announced that the next Twitch Rivals competition would focus on newly-released free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends. Held in conjunction with developer Respawn Entertainment, the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will challenge 48 top Twitch streamers to battle out for a $200,000 prize pool. That's 16 squads of three players, battling over who can earn the most points in a four-hour time window. Five points are awarded for each match victory, while one point is awarded for every kill.

Twitch doesn't have a full list of competitors up just yet. However, there are a few key names already set to participate. Those competitors range from the pro esports players (shroud, Myth) to the variety streamers (DrDisrespect, DisguisedToast). The full event page will include the full list of participants in the near future.

The Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge will take place on February 12 and 19 at 9AM PT. Interested spectators can follow each individual player on their respective Twitch streams. They can also follow the studio show, with a panel of hosts from Twitch, on the Twitch Rivals channel. For those who are interested in getting into Apex Legends for themselves, it is indeed free to play right now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. If you're looking for more news or even some pointers, be sure to follow our continuing coverage of Respawn's battle royale shooter.

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    February 6, 2019 1:50 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Twitch Rivals tackles Apex Legends with $200K challenge

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      February 6, 2019 1:51 PM

      PogChamp

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      February 6, 2019 11:09 PM

      What does a tournament with people that good even look like? I've only watched shroud but assume the others must be similarly skilled?

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        February 7, 2019 12:46 AM

        well this rivals format is kind of casual. its basically all the streamers playing the game for 4 hours and seeing who has the most kills.

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          February 7, 2019 1:04 AM

          Oh what, I thought they would be playing against each other, lame

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            February 7, 2019 6:59 AM

            The rainbow 6 rivals was round robbin playing against each other.

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      February 7, 2019 7:37 AM

      Really glad twitch is putting on many of these events. They need to expand this concept.