There can be only one champion.
Respawn Entertainment’s magnificent battle royale game, Apex Legends, is taking its first step into major esports with the help of ESPN and its upcoming EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends Presented by The Real Cost exhibition game.
ESPN is taking it to greater levels by teaming up pro players, celebrities, internet personalities and athletes in squads of three to duke it out on King’s Canyon.
Competitors will play across three games for a chance of a total prize of US$25,000 (RM103,547) donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research on behalf of the winning squad.
There will be a number of big names in the game such as DrDisrespect, Mendokusaii, and Dizzy from NRG Esports. There will also be athletes such NFL player Marcus Williams from the New Orleans Saints, X Games gold medalist Ryan Decenzo, WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, and UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez.
The full list of esports pros, streamers, athletes, celebrities, and ESPN talents are as follows.
Pros and Streamers
- Casper, Team Liquid
- Dizzy, NRG Esports
- DrDisrespect, Gaming Personality
- Dropped, Rogue
- Tennp0, FaZeClan
- Fedmyster. Gaming Personality
- Gigz, 100Thieves
- HusKers, Rogue
- Jericho, Gaming Personality
- Jessica Chobot, Gaming Personality
- Kingrichard, NRG Esports
- Malik Forte, Gaming Personality
- Mendokusaii, Gaming Personality
- Naomi Kyle, Gaming Personality
- Nick EH 30, YouTube Creator
- Stonemountain64, Facebook Streamer
- Sweetdreams, Rogue
- Sydnee Goodman, IGN Host
- Teenage, 100Thieves
- Viss, TSM
- Xchocobars, Gaming Personality
Athletes and Celebrities
- Bernardrick McKinney, Houston Texans
- Blake Cashman, New York Jets
- Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm
- Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins
- Connor Ball, The Vamps
- Darius Miles, Former NBA Player
- Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns
- Dillon Francis, electronic musician
- Eli Apple, New Orleans Saints
- Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
- Jey Uso, WWE
- Jimmy Uso, WWE
- Joejuan Williams, New England Patriots
- Kenneth Faried, Houston Rockets
- Kenny Omega, AEW
- Marcus Scribner, Actor on Blackish
- Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints
- Martellus Bennett, Former NFL Player
- Mike Davis, Chicago Bears
- Mitchie Brusco, X Games gold medalist
- Orlando Scandtrick, NFL Player
- Quentin Richardson, Former NBA Player
- Rasheem Green, Seattle Seahawks
- Ryan Decenzo, X Games gold medalist
- Sam Witwer, Actor on The Walking Dead
- Stephen Weartherly, Minnesota Vikings
- Shawne Merriman, Former NFL Player
- Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears
- Tatiana Suarez, UFC
- Tom Schaar, X Games gold medalist
- Troy Gentile, Actor on The Goldbergs
- Xavier Woods, WWE
- Zach Moore, Arizona Cardinals
- Clinton Yates, ESPN Host
- Israel Gutierrez, ESPN Host
- Jack Mitrani, X Games Host
- Marcus Spears, ESPN Host
- Maria Taylor, ESPN Host
- Sarah Spain, ESPN Host
*Please note the list of competitors is constantly being updated and subject to change.
How To Watch?
You can catch the live stream on the ESPN app, ESPN Esports Twitch Channel, ESPN Esports YouTube Channel, or the Apex Legends Official Twitch Channel. The streams will also be on Twitter, and Caffeine.
The games will begin this Friday, 9 am to 12 pm, 12th July local time.
I bet you it will be an exciting game to watch as pros, celebrities, athletes and all try very best to beat each other in the name of glory and charity.