Watch one-armed veteran ToeYouUp win first Apex Legends game

Streamer and vet ToeYouUp survived a tense final shootout to earn champion status for his Apex Legends squad.


There are so many gamers doing incredible things that feats can get lost in the shuffle. This particular one didn't escape our sight thanks to the diligent fans sharing it around. Victories in battle royales come few and far between for most, but a one-armed Army vet took down all competition to become an Apex Legends champion with his squad.

Found on Reddit, the Twitch clip starts with the vet, streaming under the name ToeYouUp, taking down an enemy and taking a few shots at another before reviving one of his teammates. He headed over to pick up the other teammate and the teammate he had just revived was taken down again. That's when he was able to get in the final shots on the assailant and claim victory. As you can see in the video below, the vet's name comes from the fact that he plays using one hand and one foot.

Apex Legends is a new first-person battle royale shooter from Respawn Entertainment, the developers behind the Titanfall series. The game's surprise reveal came with the confirmation that the studio isn't working on Titanfall 3 currently, but Apex Legends is set within the Titanfall universe. Also, Respawn Entertainment is working on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and it should release at the end of 2019.

In a genre that is continuing to grow regularly, Apex Legends stands out mostly with its focus on three-player squads and heroes with unique passives, abilities, and ultimates. The game is also free-to-play, removing any barrier of entry for those on the fence about trying out another battle royale. The 10 million people that gave Apex Legends a shot in less than four days after launch show that something seems to be working.

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