Rogue, Misfits, NRG, Team Liquid and Cloud9 to Compete in EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis

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Rogue, Misfits, NRG, Team Liquid and Cloud9 to Compete in EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis

Competition Streamed Live via Multiple Digital Platforms, Recap Show to Debut August 10 on ESPN2

ESPN announced today the professional teams scheduled to compete in the first-ever EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis on August 2 and 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium. The competition will feature 20 squads of three competing across 12 matches, with a total prize purse of $150,000.

Competitors

The full list of professional teams scheduled to compete in the EXP Invitational – Pro-Am Apex Legends on August 2 and 3 is as follows:

Rogue HusKers Tempo Storm Solveful
Dropped Assert
sweetdreams  

MonsoonGG

Misfits Gaming helping Team

Snip3down

 

Snip3down

Moose ZeroNothing
 

losido

Mimu
NRG dizzy Complexity Gabeismon
aceu Reptar
Mohr Kyraig
Team Liquid Casper Counter Logic Gaming  

NiceWigg

Flanker lyric
Nasticle Nokokopuffs
TSM ImperialHal  

Gen.G Esports

dummy
 

Albralelie

GrimReality
Reps silkthread
Cloud9  

Grego

 NAGANO1998**  

radek

 

Frexs

 

Davsa

 

Overpowered

 

akeu

T1 BcJ  

Pomp The Moscles**

 

K4SHERA

 

ZerG

 

PostKiLLSLIM

Kurt  

smythj

 

FNATIC

iShiny Sentinels**  

zombs

Muffinzz  

retzi

Spirit  

SENOXE

Luminosity Gaming  

chipzy

SSLCK DADDY CLUBB**  

Logicly

Yogi  

MoePork

 

Crank

 

SSLCK

Alliance LAZXR Athletico**  

BulletL

 

Vaifs

Leon
Lowley  

heykatie


*Please note the list of competitors is subject to change.

**Denotes team qualified via open online qualifiers on June 29.

Where to Watch

The first-ever EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games, held August 2 and 3 from 3 to 8 p.m. CT, will be streamed live on the ESPN app, ESPN Esports and EA Twitch channels, ESPN Esports YouTube and Twitter channels, Caffeine, ESPN Play (Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean), ESPN Player (EMEA and select Asian territories), and WatchESPN (Pac Rim and Brazil). A recap show highlighting key moments from the Invitational will also debut on August 10 on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET.

Popular esports personalities will host the live stream, including:

  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez is an esports host and commentator with roots as a competitive Call of Duty player. The Brooklyn, New York native is a desk host and commentator for Epic Games’ Fortnite World Cup. Goldenboy is recognizable throughout most esports, having worked with Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League, TBS’s ELEAGUE at events like the 2018 Boston Major and MLG, Call of Duty World League, Rocket League Championship Series and more. He also currently serves as a play-by-play commentator for NBC’s, “The Titan Games.”
  • Bil “Jump” Carter is an esports host and commentator. He has been a host for Tencent’s Arena of Valor, as well as the Halo Championship Series, TBS’s ELEAGUE, NASCAR Heat Champions, MLG Gears Pro Circuit, Rainbow 6: Siege US Nationals and FIFA Interactive World Cup. He has also worked events by ESL, DreamHack, E3, MLG, Penny Arcade Expo and TwitchCon.
  • Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico entered esports as a competitive gamer in 2006 and made the pivot to on-camera presenting in 2008. She has emceed tournaments and international championships for StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Overwatch and more. Quirico regularly hosts Twitch’s official event coverage at E3, PAX, Gamescon and Comic-Con. In 2016, she was included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Games. She has been featured in campaigns for Pokémon GO, TBS, Amazon, Bud Light and John Frieda.
  • Daniel “DDK” Kapadia is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive commentator and former professional Quake 3 player. He has worked on Counter-Strike 1.6, Overwatch, Quakelive, Quake 3 and Quakeworld. Kapadia has commentated CS:GO for over five years, most notably commentating multiple Valve CS:GO Major Grand Finals. He has worked with major productions from FACEIT, ELEAGUE, PGL, ESL and MLG.

If you are a member of the media interested in covering or attending the EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis, held August 2 & 3 at U.S. Bank Stadium, please apply for credentials to X Games Minneapolis 2019 at www.ESPNPressRoom.com.  

About Apex Legends

Developed by Respawn Entertainment, Apex Legends delivers a squad-based battle royale experience where players select from one of ten 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.

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Media Contact:

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

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

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Olivia Wilson

Based out of the LAPC in Los Angeles, Calif., Olivia Wilson is a senior publicist focusing on X Games and West Coast PR. Prior to joining the ESPN Communications team, Wilson was located in Austin, Texas and graduated from Florida State University in 2014.
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