Apex Legends is starting to get some more traction in the esports side of things, as Gen.G Esports — one of the biggest esports organizations in the world — has picked up its own professional team for the game comprised of players who previously competed in the Overwatch League (OWL).
Gen.G has notably been busy expanding its reach in esports across a variety of titles. It should be no surprise then that the South Korea-based org has now ventured into Apex Legends with the signings of Tim “dummy” Olson, Christopher “GrimReality” Schaefer, and Ted “silkthread” Wang.
Silkthread was a household name during the inaugural season of the OWL, when he played for the Los Angeles Gladiators. He unexpectedly retired from the OWL before Season 2 started, but now it seems he will be returning to competitive play in Apex Legends.
GrimReality previously played for the other LA team in the OWL, the LA Valiant, first as the team’s DPS and then later becoming assistant coach. As one of the earliest players to compete professionally in Overwatch, GrimReality will be bringing his wealth of experience and skill over to Apex Legends.
Meanwhile, dummy never made it to the OWL itself but still had a storied career in FPS titles. He started off in Team Fortress 2 before moving to Overwatch.
A significant number of Overwatch players who either already retired from competitive play or languished in amateur leagues have been switching over to Apex Legends. Many of them made the switch to the recently-released battle royale game due to it being a more fundamental FPS game compared to Overwatch.