ESPN have released the official list of players competing in the Apex Legends EXP Pro-Am event, pairing some of gaming’s biggest names like Dr Disrespect and Jessica Chobot with celebrities and athletes.
Apex Legends is one of the biggest battle royale titles in the world, and quickly established itself as a major player in the world of gaming following its huge release back in February.
Now, ESPN are teaming up pro players, internet personalities, athletes and celebrities in teams of three to drop into King’s Canyon in the hopes of becoming an Apex Champion.
The ESPN EXP Apex Legends Pro-Am takes place on Thursday, July 11, just 24 hours after ESPN host their annual ESPY Awards, a night that celebrates the accomplishments of athletes in the United States and beyond.
The competition will feature three rounds of play, with $25,000 donated to the V Foundation for Cancer Research on behalf of the trio that finishes first in the overall competition.[ad name=”article3″]
A number of well-known gaming personalities, such as Nick ‘Nick EH 30’ Amyoony, TSM’s Colton ‘Viss’ Visser and Coby ‘Dizzy’ Meadows will be holding down the fort in terms of professional players, alongside a number of ESPN hosts who will take to the sticks.
Some popular athletes will also be in attendance, including NFL player Marcus Williams from the New Orleans Saints, X Games gold medalist Ryan Decenzo, WWE Superstar Xavier Woods, and UFC strawweight Tatiana Suarez.
The full list of participants in the ESPN EXP Apex Legends Pro-Am can be viewed below. The teams have not been revealed just yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated as they become available.
|Gaming Personalities / ESPN Hosts||Athletes / Celebrities|
|Casper, Team Liquid||Bernardrick McKinney, Houston Texans|
|Dizzy, NRG Esports||Blake Cashman, New York Jets|
|Dr Disrespect||Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm|
|Dropped, Rogue||Chris Thompson, Washington Redskins|
|Tennp0, FaZe Clan||Connor Ball, The Vamps|
|Fedmyster||Darius Miles, former NBA player|
|Gigz, 100 Thieves||Devin Booker, Pheonix Suns|
|HusKers, Rogue||Dillon Francis|
|Jericho||Eli Apple, New Orleans Saints|
|Jessica Chobot||Jey Uso, WWE|
|KingRichard, NRG Esports||Jimmy Uso WWE|
|Malik Forte||Joejun Williams, New England Patriots|
|Mendokusaii||Kenneth Faried, Houston Rockets|
|Naomi Kyle||Kenny Omega, All Elite Wrestling|
|Nick EH 30||Marchus Scribner, Actor on Backlash|
|Stonemountain64||Marcus Williams, New Orleans Saints|
|Sweetdreams, Rogue||Martellus Bennett, former NFL player|
|Sydnee Goodman, IGN||Mike Davis, Chicago Bears|
|Teenage, 100 Thieves||Mitchie Brusco, X Games gold medalist|
|Viss, TSM||Orlando Scandtrick, NFL player|
|Xchocobars||Questin Richardson, former NBA player|
|Clinton Yates, ESPN||Rasheem Green, Seattle Seahawks|
|Israel Gutierrez, ESPN||Ryan Decenzo, X Games gold medalist|
|Jack Mitrani, X Games||Sam Witner, Actor on The Walking Dead|
|Marcus Spears, ESPN||Stephen Weatherly, Minnesota Vikings|
|Maria Taylor, ESPN||Shawne Merriman, former NFL player|
|Sarah Spain, ESPN||Tarik Cohen, Chicago Bears|
|Tatiana Suarez, UFC Strawweight|
|Tom Schaar, X Games gold medalist|
|Troy Gentile, Actor on The Goldbergs|
|Xavier Woods, WWE|
|Zach Moore, Arizona Cardinals|