APEX Season 3: Everything we know so far...

If you’ve been missing the epic battles between East and West, Kings and Underdogs from APEX Season 2, your wait is not long lived - APEX Season 3 is coming to you live starting April 28th. Following an intense Super Week with several roster changes and the loss of MonteCristo and DoA as Casters, we finally have our list of challengers competing for the crown during APEX Season 3. With less than a month to go, lets take a look at our competitors and broadcast talent for the upcoming season:

Competing Teams

APEX Season 2 Returning Teams

APEX Season 3 Super Week Qualifiers

Invited Teams (unconfirmed)

If rumors are to be believed, this season sees a strong mix of highly competitive teams such as returning champion Lunatic-Hai, second place RunAway, and the North American dominant Rogue. Fans can also look forward to crowd favorites Meta Athena and NRG competing for their shot at the crown. The reveal that NRG was invited to APEX Season 3 was met with mixed reactions as while fans rejoiced to see their favorite team compete, others wondered why teams such as Selfless have not earned the spot. Whatever the reason may be, this next season is shaping up to continue OGN's reputation of providing the highest level of competition, production polish and some of the most engaging story lines in Overwatch.

Broadcasting Talent

Korean:

  • Jeon Yong-Jun
  • Jeong So-lim
  • Kim Jeon-Min
  • Hwang Gyu-Hyeong

English:

  • Seth "Achilios" King
  • Wolf "Wolf" Schröder
  • Max "Atlus" Anderson
  • Chris "PapaSmithy" Smith

We'll be bringing you all the announcements regarding APEX Season 3 as any developments occur and as always you can follow along the action on our match ticker and our event page.

#1
3 Frags +

Excited to see what rosters moves go down on the Korean teams :D

*RUMBLINGS FROM THE EAST*

Excited to see what rosters moves go down on the Korean teams :D

*RUMBLINGS FROM THE EAST*
#2
2 Frags +

"What we know so far"

(unconfirmed)

K then :D jokes aside, what the story with wNv?

"What we know so far"

(unconfirmed)

K then :D jokes aside, what the story with wNv?
#3
2 Frags +

If Blank wasn't preoccupied in Taiwan it would be cool to see them here. They exclusively scrim Koreans right? They would be perfect for this.

If Blank wasn't preoccupied in Taiwan it would be cool to see them here. They exclusively scrim Koreans right? They would be perfect for this.
#4
7 Frags +

wNv are apparently a Chinese organisation with a Korean team. This means they haven't been competing in APEX - whether due to their org or APEX not letting them is unclear - and they are ineligible to play in the OWPS due to not being Chinese nationals. So they're occupying the no man's land between Korea and China, wrecking kids in the Nexus Cups presumably until their contracts expire or a LAN comes up they can compete in.

wNv are apparently a Chinese organisation with a Korean team. This means they haven't been competing in APEX - whether due to their org or APEX not letting them is unclear - and they are ineligible to play in the OWPS due to not being Chinese nationals. So they're occupying the no man's land between Korea and China, wrecking kids in the Nexus Cups presumably until their contracts expire or a LAN comes up they can compete in.
#5
1 Frags +

Feel like NRG will get rolled hard if they compete at Apex. Basing this on their 0-6 performance at today's Monthly Melee. Oof.

Feel like NRG will get rolled hard if they compete at Apex. Basing this on their 0-6 performance at today's Monthly Melee. Oof.
#6
3 Frags +

NRG may want to gracefully decline the invite ... really kind of disappointing that there isn't a notable EU or NA team that could replace them either. Everyone is either reforming, trying to discover/rediscover their identity or not at the level of the top tier Korean teams.

NRG may want to gracefully decline the invite ... really kind of disappointing that there isn't a notable EU or NA team that could replace them either. Everyone is either reforming, trying to discover/rediscover their identity or not at the level of the top tier Korean teams.
#7
1 Frags +
foxesNRG may want to gracefully decline the invite ... really kind of disappointing that there isn't a notable EU or NA team that could replace them either. Everyone is either reforming, trying to discover/rediscover their identity or not at the level of the top tier Korean teams.

Should have just invited the winners of each PIT tournament. idk if Movistar Riders as an org would be able to afford it though

[quote=foxes]NRG may want to gracefully decline the invite ... really kind of disappointing that there isn't a notable EU or NA team that could replace them either. Everyone is either reforming, trying to discover/rediscover their identity or not at the level of the top tier Korean teams.[/quote]

Should have just invited the winners of each PIT tournament. idk if Movistar Riders as an org would be able to afford it though
#8
0 Frags +
RedBluefoxesNRG may want to gracefully decline the invite ... really kind of disappointing that there isn't a notable EU or NA team that could replace them either. Everyone is either reforming, trying to discover/rediscover their identity or not at the level of the top tier Korean teams.
Should have just invited the winners of each PIT tournament. idk if Movistar Riders as an org would be able to afford it though

Doesn't ogn cover some of the costs?

[quote=RedBlue][quote=foxes]NRG may want to gracefully decline the invite ... really kind of disappointing that there isn't a notable EU or NA team that could replace them either. Everyone is either reforming, trying to discover/rediscover their identity or not at the level of the top tier Korean teams.[/quote]

Should have just invited the winners of each PIT tournament. idk if Movistar Riders as an org would be able to afford it though[/quote]
Doesn't ogn cover some of the costs?
#9
2 Frags +

Who in their right mind would turn down a chance to play and practice against the best of the best, sure you're begging to get curb stomped every game in front of thousands of people, but you would definitely benefit from the practice.

Who in their right mind would turn down a chance to play and practice against the best of the best, sure you're begging to get curb stomped every game in front of thousands of people, but you would definitely benefit from the practice.
#10
1 Frags +
pendaRedBluefoxesNRG may want to gracefully decline the invite ... really kind of disappointing that there isn't a notable EU or NA team that could replace them either. Everyone is either reforming, trying to discover/rediscover their identity or not at the level of the top tier Korean teams.
Should have just invited the winners of each PIT tournament. idk if Movistar Riders as an org would be able to afford it though
Doesn't ogn cover some of the costs?

They cover living and foods etc ofc

[quote=penda][quote=RedBlue][quote=foxes]NRG may want to gracefully decline the invite ... really kind of disappointing that there isn't a notable EU or NA team that could replace them either. Everyone is either reforming, trying to discover/rediscover their identity or not at the level of the top tier Korean teams.[/quote]

Should have just invited the winners of each PIT tournament. idk if Movistar Riders as an org would be able to afford it though[/quote]
Doesn't ogn cover some of the costs?[/quote]
They cover living and foods etc ofc
#11
6 Frags +
KarmaWho in their right mind would turn down a chance to play and practice against the best of the best, sure you're begging to get curb stomped every game in front of thousands of people, but you would definitely benefit from the practice.

This is one of the biggest misconceptions in professional sports/competition. Getting stomped repeatedly by superior teams week in and week out is definitely not a benefit to a team, especially a newly formed one. To compete at a high level requires skill, teamwork and just as importantly, CONFIDENCE. You're confidence is battered and beaten to the point where you no longer know where you stand in the competitive meta. Young players are especially susceptible to this.

You accept a challenge when you are ready to accept it, you don't go blindly rushing into situations you and your team are not prepared for. Being 0-6 in NA Alienware Monthly Melee speaks volumes about their current form. I would highly suggest not participating if I was NRG management. For the sake of their brand and their player's psyche.

[quote=Karma]Who in their right mind would turn down a chance to play and practice against the best of the best, sure you're begging to get curb stomped every game in front of thousands of people, but you would definitely benefit from the practice.[/quote]
This is one of the biggest misconceptions in professional sports/competition. Getting stomped repeatedly by superior teams week in and week out is definitely not a benefit to a team, especially a newly formed one. To compete at a high level requires skill, teamwork and just as importantly, CONFIDENCE. You're confidence is battered and beaten to the point where you no longer know where you stand in the competitive meta. Young players are especially susceptible to this.

You accept a challenge when you are ready to accept it, you don't go blindly rushing into situations you and your team are not prepared for. Being 0-6 in NA Alienware Monthly Melee speaks volumes about their current form. I would highly suggest not participating if I was NRG management. For the sake of their brand and their player's psyche.
#12
1 Frags +

#11 That's where leadership comes in, keeping the confidence up. It's not like they would be mechanically outplayed, so they have tons of potential to improve.

#11 That's where leadership comes in, keeping the confidence up. It's not like they would be mechanically outplayed, so they have tons of potential to improve.
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