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The first tournament of Apex Legends has come and gone and the first ever winners have been crowned. The $200,000 event saw 48 of Twitch’s top battle royale and FPS streamers.
16 teams dropped into Kings Canyon and the team named as such would walk away victorious. Team Kings Canyon consisting of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, KingRichard, and dizzy were able to pull off the win with 13 match wins and a total of 355 kills amassing 420 points and earning $8,000.
Teams earned points based on both match wins and kills across the four-hour window. Each kill was worth 1 point while winning the match would add an additional 5 points. Competing teams would drop into public servers and pub stomp for the points, a format that has been seen in many early and some current Fortnite events.
This is starting to become common ground for Ninja. The massively popular and 2018 gaming superstar has become accustomed to taking home the first trophy as explained by his post-event tweet.
First official H1Z1 tourney – 1st
First official PUBG tourney – 1st
First official Fortnite tourney – 1st
First official APEX tourney – 1st
— Ninja (@Ninja) February 13, 2019
While many know Ninja as the streaming star he became with Fortnite, he has been around the competitive scene for a long time. Blevins competed in Halo before moving into PC gaming with H1Z1 where he took home the first title of the games somewhat complicated lifespan.
He wasn’t the star of the team though as recently signed NRG player dizzy put on a highlight reel showing throughout the event and is widely considered one of the best in Apex Legends at its current stage. Dizzy also currently holds the world record for most kills by a single player – find out how many here. It’s still early, but dizzy looks prepared to fight for that title for the foreseeable future.
The second half of the Apex Legends Twitch Rivals event is scheduled for February 19 with a 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET start time.