Lore[edit | edit source]
A successor of sorts to the "Thunderdome" that was organized by the IMC personnel stationed on Kings Canyon, it started sometime between 2728 and 2731 and has been running for more than 120 seasons. This new incarnation of the Thunderdome was named after the old mercenary outfit of Blisk, the Apex Predators.
The 124th Season of the games was notable for the inclusion of Silva Pharmaceuticals' daredevil heir Octavio Silva and the daughter of the Game's lead electrical engineer, Natalie Paquette. The games were suspended for a long period after a mysterious figure detonated an EMP blast on the main arena of Kings Canyon's Repulsor Tower. This led to the invasion of wildlife into the arena and the temporary suspension of the games. The Syndicate has used this setback to upgrade the arena with new structures, including a tall maze-like tower called The Cage and a sponsored area of the arena for the legend Octane. While initially successful, more attacks from the mysterious figure have made reconstructing Kings Canyon more effort than it's worth. It was then decided that the games be moved to another arena at World's Edge on the planet of Talos.
A partnership between the new Hammond Robotics and the Mercenary Syndicate was struck after the move to World's Edge. A competitor sponsored by Hammond, Forge, was supposed to compete in the games after passing the qualifying rounds but was murdered during an interview with local media outlet Outlands TV's Lisa Stone. Supposedly because of this partnership with Hammond, a Planetary Harvester was deployed on World's Edge which devastated a few areas of the arena.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
- Kuben Blisk - Apex Games Commissioner
- Tae Joon Park and Mila Alexander - Contractors for the Apex Broadcasts Monitoring System
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Lore-wise, Bloodhound has won at least two championships.
- Gibraltar, Bloodhound and Pathfinder were described as "veterans" of the games at its 124th Season.