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Ninja Paid $1 Million By EA To Stream “Apex Legends”

Tyler Blevins, known to most by his streaming name “Ninja”, has got the biggest following of video game lovers on his channel. His influence is enormous and his reach is unimaginable. It makes perfect sense companies would want to bring him in to play and promote their games, but who knew he could pull in this much for one day!

According to an anonymous source who spoke to Reuters, the 27-year-old gamer was paid a whopping $1 Million USD to stream “Apex Legends” on Twitch during launch day by the game maker, EA.

The game debuted on February 5, and many other streamers quickly got in on the action. The majority did it because the game is just plain awesome, but it is undeniable that without a streamer like Ninja getting in on it during launch day, the game would have certainly take more time to pick up steam.

Representatives from EA and for Ninja declined to comment on how much he had been paid on the record, but the amount named by the source is more than twice media reports of Ninja’s monthly earnings from what he makes when he typically streams things like “Fortnite”.

EA also paid popular Polish-Canadian streamer “Shroud,” who has nearly six million Twitch followers, to play Apex Legends but declined to disclose the terms of the deal.

“Apex Legends” is being considered as the “Fortnite” killer by many, and has been battling hard to take over the battle royale gaming sector.

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“Apex Legends” Player Finds Loch Ness Monster In Game

“Apex Legends” has barely been released to the public for very long, and already fans are discovering all sorts of secrets. Case in point, one avid gamer has discovered a dinosaur hanging out in the water. It’s just any dino, though, it’s the Loch Ness Monster!

Okay, so it may not be the official Loch Ness Monster since he/she is native to Scotland, but this is most definitely related to that species. Nessy, as folks are calling it, was discovered by the Apex Legends community in a true group effort. The gamers figured out not only the location of these adorable Nessy plush toys that littered the map, but also the exact order of how to pick them up in order to reveal the underwater titan.

Check out the video below to see Nessy and learn how you can do this:

Is this a tease for future plans in the game? Probably not, but it’s still pretty darn cool. It does make one wonder, what other secrets are in the current map that we don’t even know about yet? And how on earth will we find them all?

Check out our other posts about Apex Legends at this link here!

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“Apex Legends” Reveals It Has Two LGBTQ Characters

EA’s “Apex Legends” has been killing it for gamers this week, hitting over 10 million users in just a mere three days! With impressive graphics, awesome gameplay, and just generally being a ton of fun, “Apex Legends” is quickly becoming the game to beat. It may also be one of most progressive shooter games at launch.

In an interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Respawn community manager Jay Frechette revealed Bloodhound is non-binary:

“I mention Bloodhound, a tracker character sporting futuristic plague doctor garb, and Frechette confirms that yes, Bloodhound is non-binary, or at least non-specified, in terms of gender.”

Meanwhile, on the official Apex Legends website, it’s revealed that Gibraltar is gay:

Gibraltar is a gentle giant with a wild side. The son of two SARAS (Search and Rescue Association of Solace) volunteers, he has always been skilled at getting others out of dangerous situations that are common in the Outlands. However, he only began to understand the value of protecting others when he and his boyfriend stole his father’s motorcycle, took it on a joyride, and got trapped by a deadly mudslide. His parents saved them, and his father lost an arm in the process. Gibraltar has never forgotten that sacrifice and has devoted his life to helping those in need.

It’s nice to see a video game like this announcing things like this upfront, rather than retconning things or explaining it like it was a mystery later (cough Soldier 76 cough). Either way, the question now is will toxic gamers step away from the game once they hear this, or will this news not affect their growing user base?

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“Apex Legends” Gains Over 10 Million Players In THREE DAYS

Move over, Fortnite, a new battle royale game has hit the market and has quickly overtaken it!

EA and ReSpawn Entertainment’s “Apex Legends“, a new game set in the video game world of “TitanFall”, recently launched their free-to-play game across many systems. It’s quickly become one of the top streamed games on Twitch, and made EA’s stock explode this week, making their highest gain in over a year.

It should come as no surprise that the game is capturing the attention of gamers everywhere, but no one expected it to be this successful so quickly. So much so that they have already surpassed 10 million players in a mere three days!

Respawn’s Vince Zampella left a message for fans on the Apex Legends blog, which reads:

In 72 hours, over 10 million players have jumped into Apex Legends and we’ve breached 1 million concurrent players!

This has been a truly incredible journey. We tested and tweaked. We argued and agreed. We got to a point where we felt some magic. We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch. But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it too.

We hoped you’d love it as much as us, but never in our wildest dreams could we have expected the outpouring of support and positivity we’ve seen. From all of us at Respawn, thank you for giving us and Apex Legends a chance. Thank you for joining us on this journey. This is just the beginning! We have so much more in store for you this year.

See you in the arena!

“Apex Legends” is a class-based shooter like Overwatch, with randomized elements like PUBG. The focus is team-based combat, pitting 60 players grouped into three-man groups fighting to determine who the last team standing will be. The game has improved on elements from its predecessors, and is just really fun!

There are currently eight playable characters in the game, with plans to start adding more very soon.

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