DrDisrespect, Tarik Cohen and Dillon Francis to Compete in EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends Presented by The Real Cost


DrDisrespect, Tarik Cohen and Dillon Francis to Compete in EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends Presented by The Real Cost

Additional Participants Include Connor Ball, Devin Booker, Nick EH 30, Maria Taylor, Ryan Decenzo and Breanna Stewart

The Real Cost Announced as Presenting Sponsor; ASUS’ Republic of Gamers as Official Hardware Sponsor 

ESPN announced today the esports pros and streamers, athletes, celebrities and ESPN talent scheduled to compete in the first-ever EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends Presented by The Real Cost on Thursday, July 11 at 9 p.m. ET. The EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends will feature squads of three and compete across three rounds of play, with a total prize of $25,000 donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research on behalf of the winning squad.

Among those scheduled to compete in the exhibition, where 3-person squads will feature athletes, celebrities, esports pros and streamers teaming up together, are gaming personality DrDisrespect, Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen, electronic musician Dillon Francis, The Vamp’s bassist Connor Ball, Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker, YouTube creator Nick EH 30, ESPN host Maria Taylor, 3-time X Games gold medalist Ryan Decenzo and Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart.


The full list of esports pros and streamers, athletes, celebrities and ESPN talent scheduled to compete in the EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends on July 11 is as follows:

Esports Pros & 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 & 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


ESPN Talent

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.

Where to Watch

The first-ever EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends Presented by The Real Cost, held July 11 from 9 to 11 p.m. ET, will be streamed live on the ESPN app, ESPN Esports’ and Apex Legends Twitch channels, ESPN Esports’ YouTube and Twitter, Caffeine, ESPN Play (Latin America), ESPN Player (EMEA), and WatchESPN (Pac Rim). Popular esports personalities Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez and Wade “Dreadnaught” Penfold will host the live stream along with ESPN’s Victoria Arlen. A two-hour recap show highlighting key moments from the Pro-Am will also debut on July 19 on ESPN from 8 to 10 p.m. ET.

If you are a member of the media interested in covering or attending the EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends on July 11 at 6 p.m. PT at The Novo Theater at LA LIVE, please contact Olivia Wilson at [email protected].

About Apex Legends

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends delivers a squad-based battle royale experience where players select from one of nine Legends – each with their own unique abilities and playstyles – and the last team standing wins. Combatants can choose from unique characters like Bloodhound, the tracker who can see recent enemy activity on the map, or Lifeline, a battlefield medic who can shield teammates and bring them back from the brink of death. Balanced squads and teamwork are critical, as each Legend is easy to pick up and learn, but challenging to master.

About the V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than $225 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100% of direct donations to cancer research and programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive award process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.v.org.


Media Contact:

Olivia Wilson, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4145, [email protected]

Devin Bennett, EA / Respawn, 718-687-8615, [email protected]


Olivia Coryell

Based out of Austin, Texas, Olivia Coryell is a communications manager focusing on ESPN+, The Walt Disney Company's leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. In her time at ESPN, Coryell has worked on communications efforts for X Games, Brand Marketing, Corporate Citizenship, esports and more. Coryell is a proud graduate of Florida State University.
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