Popular esports organizations are taking a gamble on the yet untested Apex Legends, but is it a gamble that’ll pay off?
Since its initial release on February 4, 2019 Apex Legends has experienced a steady rise into it becoming one of the more popular First-Person Shooter Battle Royales on the market. Though it still can’t touch the dab inducing shitshow-come-cultural phenomenon that is Fortnite, Apex still shows great promise and it seems that esports businesses are beginning to take notice.
Amongst those attempting to foster a solid esports scene in Respawn Entertainment’s latest critical darling is Sentinels. If that name sounds familiar it should, Sentinels are the same outfit that currently owns the Overwatch League franchise Los Angeles Gladiators, and Gen.G, a Korean multi-gaming team. Gen.G is a proven esports property with a presence in everything from Overwatch to League of Legends team and a squad in the aforementioned Fortnite.
Though its future is by no means assured at this early stage in its lifetime, Apex does have the potential to become the next big thing in the Esports space due greatly to support from the community as well as YouTubers and Twitch Streamers. Gen. G are set to enter this as professionals investing in housing, a sports psychologist, and everything their players need to focus full time on Apex Legends.
The game certainly has the potential to carve out its own space in the Battle Royale esports space whether it be in its innovative pinging system or all of the moments of bombast that a Respawn shooter might suggest, this is certainly one to watch.