The battle is underway in the Apex Legends Master Circuit. Competitors in regions worldwide are fighting to be crowned the greatest Apex Legends team in PlayStation Tournaments and win a share of $10,000 in cash prizing, and more.
Slay Days are intense two-day tournaments where the top teams in the PlayStation Tournaments community will move on to the Circuit Final of the Master Circuit. In this series, we’re interviewing the winners of each North America Slay Day to learn a bit about who they are, their strategies, and how they feel about moving forward to the Circuit Final.
Our first interview features the winners of the first North America Apex Legends Master Circuit Slay Day, Fake Preds. We asked a few questions to teammates Zimprs (Danny), RoutCalamity (Juan), and XoJrm (Jorge) on their experience.
Welcome! Can you share a bit about your journeys competing in Apex?
Zimprs: I started playing Apex in season 7 and noticed I wasn’t that bad. So, me and my teams started looking for tournaments and found ESL. We’ve been competing ever since.
RoutCalamity: I’m a very competitive person. Any game I play, I always look into the ranked side of things, and I always find that competing in games is the funnest part of them.
XoJrm: Actually, I didn’t even know about competing. I was just playing Apex for fun trying to rank up higher. One of my teammates signed us up to try out one tournament and we just kept going from there.
What’s the story of your team and how you all found each other?
Zimprs: I met RoutCalamity in Fortnite and he met XoJrm in a Winter Express game. We needed a third for ranked one day, so we invited XoJrm and we’ve been a trio since.
“In the first game we played just for position, but we decided that didn’t work. For the next game, we just went off armor. If we saw a player in blue armor and we cracked them, we just pushed them.”
What strategies did you come into the Slay Days with to win?
RoutCalamity: Getting the win and sticking to rotations were very important.
XoJrm: In the first game we played just for position, but we decided that didn’t work. For the next game, we just went off armor. If we saw a player in blue armor and we cracked them, we just pushed them.
You played the same comp (Seer/Horizon/Octane) for all six games. This is a bit of an off-meta comp. What was your reasoning behind playing it? Why does the comp work for you?
Zimprs: Our reason behind playing Seer, Horizon, and Octane is that they are what we were most comfortable with. The comp works because it helps us to be aggressive but also be able to play zone because of Seer’s scanning abilities.
RoutCalamity: Horizon is very op for vertical play and Octane is great for pushing fights. And Seer can use wallhacks with [his] ult. We’re comfortable with that setup.
XoJrm: The comp suited us best. If Horizon didn’t work, we would have put Rout on Valkarye. As for Seer, we just liked him because he could scan anyone that was ahead of us.
What advice do you have for Apex players looking to get into competing?
Zimprs: Upcoming Apex competitors should put a lot of time and effort into their game. Also, find a good trio that has chemistry.
RoutCalamity: Look for a good team to join that helps you get better by telling you what you did wrong and how to improve.
XoJrm: Get a team you’re confident and have good chemistry with. We found we just follow Zimprs and things almost always work.
What about for players who might be nervous about competing?
RoutCalamity: The more you compete, the less nervous and more confident you’ll be.
XoJrm: At first I was nervous too. But, after a while, I just treat it like it’s a regular game. That’s helped me relax a little bit more.
Catch Fake Preds in the Apex Legends Master Circuit Final in July along with other top North America teams. Be sure to read our interviews with the next Slay Day champions and then sign up to play in the Master Circuit for cash prizing and much more.