It’s not uncommon for athletes to celebrate a championship win with a bottle of booze. Fans of Formula One will recognize a bottle of bubbly sprayed across the podium, and football fans will recognize players taking a swig of refreshments from inside a trophy, almost as an unwritten tradition. However, esports players have yet to adopt these celebratory antics, which is understandable given the younger demographic.
Although that didn’t stop him from popping the lid off an ice-cold Corona and swirling it down his neck before a strip club proposal was put to him following an Apex Legends Twitch Rivals championship win, the ex-Fortnite professional rose to fame at the height of the battle royale craze, gathering a rather large following of that game’s younger playerbase.
The events of Twitch Rivals added a unique twist to Apex Legends, tearing apart friendships by combining content creators and professionals, with players like Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff, Eric “Snip3down” Wrona, and Lindsey “LuluLuvely” competing for a share of a $50,000 prize pool.
Mimicking the ALGS format, where points and kills are earned over five heats of private lobby matches, making confrontations tense and hilarious as former teammates and friends collide.
Team Tfue took first place with one win, two second-place finishes, and a fourth-place finish, and a total of 34 kills (14 in the single match they won). Tfue, William “SkittleCakes” August, and “Sloth” racked up 71 points in total, putting them in first place by a whopping 23 points, and claiming the title of Apex Legends Twitch Rivals champions for 2022.
Tfue, Sloth, and SkittleCakes were invited to a post-game interview, where the party had already begun, after winning $15,000 for becoming champions.
Tfue whipped open a bottle of his chosen beer and swirled it into a tornado, a technique of downing a drink that Tfue has made his own through a variety of TikTok videos and IRL streams. Just as the hosts were about to get into the nitty-gritty elements of the winning compositions, Tfue whipped open a bottle of his chosen beer and swirled it into a tornado.
The hosts were left speechless by Team Tfue’s antics, as were the opponents they rammed over in the Twitch Rivals event, which is typical of the streamers’ nature. Perhaps Tfue will now go to the ALGS, where a bottle of champagne will have to be kept on hand.