It’s only been out for a little over a week, but the first official tournament for Apex Legends has just concluded and we have our first ever winners. Kings Canyon, consisting of Ninja, KingRichard, and Dizzy, who was the undoubted MVP of the Twitch Rivals tourney, took home the win with 420 points from 355 kills across thirteen wins, just beating out Reids Money Team by a single point after a chaotic final match.
The format was very similar to Fortnite Fridays, consisting of teams loading into public lobbies and seeing how many kills and wins they could rack up. Reids Money Team, consisting of Chocotaco, Vsnz, and Huskerrs, managed the most overall kills with a frankly disgusting 369 overall, but the 13 wins to 10 saw Kings Canyon ultimately being declared the champions.
Ninja celebrated the win with a light bit of ego-stroking on Twitter:
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The win was not without controversy, however. Ninja’s decision to leave behind his regular teammates from his stream to go for the best available — Dizzy is the first pro for the game — has earned him some criticism, with particular shade being thrown by DrDisRespect who noted that he was playing with the same team that he always does while also refusing to watch Ninja during a cut to his channel in the official stream.
Felt good to play with my normal crew of friends/streamers in @RealKraftyy and @TSMViss. 12 wins, 15 games, tons of kills, and lots of autographs signed.
Ninja’s attitude has also been questioned after the tournament with him suggesting that Dizzy had been kill-stealing to rack up quite so many eliminations — he had the most overall and took away bonus money for his efforts — not going down too well at all.
The format of the tournament was also criticised by Shroud, who many had tipped for big things, as the official stream quite unfortunately cut to his channel when he was questioning why there were no breaks during a four hour event.
Here are the standings in full:
The second Twitch Rivals event for Apex Legends takes place February 19th at 9AM PT/12PM ET /5PM GMT
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