Citing a total lack of bugs, a well optimized build that runs on a proven game engine, innovative-but-familiar gameplay mechanics, and a zero dollar price tag, esports fans have raised concerns about Apex Legends’ viability as an esport.
“Everyone seems to like this game. The gunplay is great, the map terrain is diverse, and it runs really smoothly on my $900 laptop,” said longtime PUBG player AsSmAsTer217638. “I just don’t think it’s esports ready yet.”
The game, which skyrocketed to over 50 million players within its first month, combines lightning-quick action and squad focused gameplay. Apex regularly dominates Twitch charts, often topping mainstay Fortnite. So it’s no surprise that its future as an esport is almost certainly doomed.
“This game is so easy to get into for beginners and offers experienced players a multitude of ways to showcase their skills,” said midlane Invoker player TheCardinal. “I really don’t see the appeal of it.”