The Reply Totems are the only Italian team that will compete in the Apex Legends World Championship from 1 to 12 June: here is their preparation in Milan.
A million dollars in prize money, a world-class tournament and the responsibility to carry the Italian flag with him as the only representative to the Apex Legends Championship 2021: i Reply Totem must prepare themselves as best as possible to face one of the most important international esports events. And the best way to do this is to imitate, with the necessary differences, what they do in traditional sport: go to retreat. This is how i Reply Totem from 19 to 24 April met in Milan at the Reply headquarters, main sponsor of the organization, for a live training session.
Although the pandemic has not affected the online and digital nature of esports, the reality is that training and competing live, physically close and being able to compare but also to get to know each other in more depth by spending free time together. it is necessary and fundamental to create the amalgam and synergy useful for cementing the group. The three protagonists are Dennis “ShRP” Fratantonio, Johan “JSavageW” Wilbrennink and Nicolas “Amaazz” Sageot who from 1 to 12 June will be involved in the most important world event of the battle royale developed by Electronics Arts: the Apex Legends Champions 2021 with $ 1 million in prize money, of which $ 102,000 will go directly into the pockets of the winning team of the finals in the European and Middle East region.
Fabio Cucciari, together with Federico Morchio and Mirko Redi one of the founders of the esports team, he told how his reality has evolved since its birth in 2019: “We started in 2019 and in less than two years we have achieved extraordinary results. Reply’s entry allowed us to make the leap in quality, but we want to raise the bar even further “. Asticella that has also risen on social media: recently the Reply Totems were placed in second place in the team ranking, behind the Qlash, of the Esports Reputation Report created by KPI6 and commissioned by the Italian Esports Observatory: a ranking that tells the impact in terms of positive interactions and sentiments generated on social channels.
Many new faces have arrived in recent months, precisely to increase the “firepower” organization on several fronts: starting with Luca Ferrero, aka ‘Ferre’, one of the most important Italian content creators of Brawl Stars and Supercell games in general. He was also present at the Milanese bootcamp, as well as Matteo ‘Margamat’ Margaroli (pro player of FIFA) and Giovanni Laerte ‘Bardoz’ Frongia, former pro player of Valorant and record holder of Aimlab, one of the sponsors of Reply Totem Esports with whom ‘Bardoz’ himself organized an aiming challenge open to the whole community.
In times of pandemics and lockdowns, such a bootcamp is also a great opportunity to create content, lifeblood for the presentation of an esports team over time. It is no coincidence that during the bootcamp the finals of the Clash Royale and FIFA tournaments were streamed live, organized for Reply employees: “As Reply, we are delighted to support this event. The entry into esports is part of a wider range of initiatives aimed at supporting young technology enthusiasts and the desire to be present at the forefront of a constantly growing market “, commented Filippo Rizzante, Reply’s CTO. A system similar to what happens in the United States, as we told you here.
Numerous partners also supported the export team during the Milan bootcamp that Reply Totem can boast: from Sparco to Asus Rog and Next, passing through Kaspersky, Udoo and the aforementioned Aimlab. But everyone’s eyes are now on Apex Legends and on the trio that will face the Championships in June: Reply Totems are the only Italian team presenting among the best 40 in the world.