Twitch is moving fast following the huge launch of Apex Legends. The company announced a partnership with Respawn Entertainment to launch the Twitch Rivals Apex Legends Challenge, pitting 48 Twitch streamers who will compete live for $200,000 in prizes. The two-part competition will take place Feb 12 and 19, bringing in 16 three-player squads that will be comprised of streamers from North America and EMEA for the Twitch Rivals event. Among the early participants will be DrDisrespect, Sacriel, TSM_Myth, DisguisedToast, ReaKraftyy and shroud.
The release of Apex Legends from Respawn and EA promised another contender in the Battle Royale ranks with the game topping 1 million downloads less than eight hours after launch, in addition to over a half million viewers on Twitch, with the company partnering with key content creators on the platform. “Our goal in every game you play is that you come in with a plan but you leave with a story,” said Drew McCoy, Lead Producer for Apex Legends. “We’re building a game that is not only going to deliver a fun and memorable experience at launch, but something we can keep growing for a long time to come.”