In the recently concluded ALGS 2023 Championship, TSM emerged as the victors, with team members ImperialHal, Reps, and Verhulst securing the trophy. Despite their triumph, TSM Reps expressed frustration with the current Digital Threat meta in Apex Legends.
During an interview with esports.gg prior to the ALGS Finals, Reps explained that the team faced difficulties on Day 2, mainly due to their struggles with the Digital Threat meta. He acknowledged that they lacked energy and attributed their setbacks to beating themselves.
Moreover, Reps highlighted the issue of luck, mentioning how TSM was unfortunate not to receive any Digital Threats from the crafters. This point of frustration was reiterated later in the interview when Reps discussed his feelings on the current balance and meta in Apex.
Expressing his dislike for the current state of the game, Reps specifically mentioned his aversion to Digital Threats. He also pointed out the prevalent use of Bangalore, a character that saw a resurgence during the ALGS 2023 Championship. Reps emphasized the immense advantage teams gain with the combination of Bangalore’s tactical Smoke Launcher and the Digital Threat sight.
According to Reps, if a team possesses three Digital Threats while their opponents have none, there is essentially no chance of winning the fight. He described it as “impossible to win the fight.” This power discrepancy caused the Digital Threat meta is a cause of concern for Reps and potentially for the game’s developer, Respawn.
As the Resurgence season in Apex Legends draws to a close, it remains to be seen whether Respawn will address the frustrations voiced players like TSM Reps, especially considering their status as the 2023 ALGS Champions.
– Digital Threat: A sight attachment in Apex Legends that highlights enemies through smoke and other visual obstructions.
– Meta: The current state of strategy and playstyles that are deemed most effective in a particular game.
– ALGS: Apex Legends Global Series, a competitive circuit for Apex Legends.
– Philip Trahan. (2023). “TSM Reps voices frustration at Apex Legends’ Digital Threat meta.” Dexerto.