The 10 Best Controller Players in Apex Legends Right Now

Nazmul Hassan
By Nazmul Hassan
10 Min Read
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This article will feature the top 10 best controller players currently dominating Apex Legends in recent days.

Apex Legends is one of the most-played Battle Royale titles of the modern era. This game introduced so many unique features that astounded FPS and Battle Royale fans. Shooting and aiming are two such features that made Apex Legends stand out from the crowd.

Although Apex Legends initially shined due to its movement mechanisms, the meta is currently favoring controllers more due to their superiority in the aiming department. Most of the current top-ranked players are dominating Apex Legends, thanks to controllers and aim assists.

A similar scenario can be noticed in the competitive scene as well. Many pro players, especially in NA, are currently using controllers, and many more are constantly switching to them. The best controller players can beam enemies and kill them instantly, thanks to the aim assist and hours of non-stop practice.

In this article, we will feature ten such players who amazed everyone in Apex Legends with their aim and controller prowess. Almost every player on this list is known to the Apex Legends community, as they are really popular and have a huge fan base.

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Top 10 Best Controller Players in Apex

As mentioned earlier, this article will list the 10 best controller players currently dominating Apex Legends. These players are also referred to as human aimbots by many people in the community. Additionally, they are the best of the best when it comes to aiming in Apex Legends.

As everyone is insane and can easily dominate a lobby, ranking them from best to worst is pretty challenging. However, we’ll still rank the players based on what we think are currently the best controller players in Apex Legends.

So, here are our top 10 best controller players in Apex Legends:

1. Effect

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Effect is a professional Apex player currently signed by Alliance, a team from the EMEA region. Alliance signed this talented player in November 2023, and since then, he has been the backbone of Alliance.

He had the highest number of kills in both ALGS Split 2 Pro League and Playoffs. Not only that, he had the highest number of kills in the ALGS Split 2 Playoffs, proving he has what it takes to dominate both online and LAN. Although the controller isn’t a popular input choice in the EMEA region, Effect’s dominance on the ALGS platform says otherwise.

2. Verhulst

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Evan “Verhulst” Verhulst is an American player who is currently playing for TSM. Verhulst was a living prodigy when he was in ESA. Everyone thought Verhulst would shine brighter with TSM. However, it didn’t happen for many reasons.

Regardless, Verhulst is still an aiming god with controllers. His Valkyrie movement and clutching abilities will make you question your Apex Legends mastery. Currently, Verhulst is in a good state and performed impressively well in the ALGS 2023 Championship.

3. ImperialHal

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Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen is an American player currently playing for TSM. Many players might disagree with ImperialHal’s ranking on this list. However, he only recently switched to a controller and is already dominating the Apex Legends competitive scene.

He has godlike aim on controllers and the brains to back up his aim, making him deadlier than anyone else. Moreover, ImperialHal became the MVP of the ALGS 2023 Championship and was titled the GOAT of Apex by Sweetdreams and many other pros.

4. Xynew

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Born in 2005, Brody “Xynew” Geissler is a North American player currently playing for DarkZero Esports. He is also one of the youngest players currently playing as a pro in the Apex Legends competitive scene.

However, don’t be deceived by Xynew’s young entry into the competitive scene, as he is one of the best controller players Apex has to offer right now. Although it hasn’t been that long since he entered the competitive Apex, his presence is already noticed by the best players in the world.

The young pro player also proved his worth by becoming the kill leader of the ALGS Split 2 Pro League NA with 82 total kills. Moreover, he was in the top-10 kill leaderboard list in the ALGS 2023 Split 2 Playoffs.

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5. Gild

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Zachary “Gild” Dennis is an American player currently a free agent. Gild is one such player who stays under the shadow, but when the right time comes, he preys on his targets without fail.

Many might not even know who Gild is, as he hasn’t been competing in Apex Legends for a long time. However, since he joined NRG, he has been a dominating force and is recognized as well as feared by other pros due to his insane aim and clutching abilities.

6. Genburten

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Noyan “Genburten” Ozkose is an Australian/Turkish player currently playing for DarkZero Esports. Genburten is the definition of a true human aimbot. His aim is so crisp and smooth that many believe he is cheating.

However, he proved everyone wrong after showing his skills in ALGS with DarkZero. Not only did he perform, but DarkZero became the ALGS 2022 Champion and 2023 Split 2 Playoffs winner.

7. Zaine

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Born in 2004, Zaine “Zaine” Kazi is a British player who is currently playing for Pioneers. The young player rose in fame in the Apex Legends community after his dominant performance in the ALGS Split 1 Playoffs.

Despite being the last man alive, Zaine went on a rampage inside the lobby full of the best teams and best players and 1v3’d two pro teams in the biggest Apex LAN event of 2023. Moreover, he proved that it wasn’t a one-time fluke, as he continued to show his dominant performance again in the Split 2 Pro League and ALGS 2023 Championship.

8. Sikez

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Nicholas “Sikezz” Odom is an American player who is currently playing for XSET. He is one of the most versatile controller players in the Apex Legends pro scene. Most controller pro players are good with the aim only. However, Sikez is a total package.

He has great movement, insane aim, and fast looting efficiency. With Sikez’s help, XSET is consistently performing at the top level of Apex’s competitive scene.

9. StayNaughty

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Paris “StayNaughty” Gouzoulis is an American/Greek player who previously played for LANimals and Cloud9. Before joining Cloud9, he wasn’t a very renowned player in the Apex Legends community. However, as soon as he entered the big organization, he started to fly.

StayNaughty is a player who can easily clutch in any given situation. He was already a beast before he joined Cloud9, yet he keeps improving daily. He is constantly becoming a more prominent player in the Apex Legends community.

10. ChaoticMuch

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Nathan “ChaoticMuch” Gajkiewicz is a British player currently playing for Elev8 Entertainment. ChaoticMuch is undoubtedly on par with Genburten when it comes to controller aiming. However, he can be inconsistent sometimes, making him fall from the list.

The recent roster swaps have been negatively impactful for him, including many other players. However, his capability with a controller is yet to be revealed against the big guns. Nonetheless, he is a force to be reckoned with and should never be taken lightly.

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So, there you go! These are currently the best controller players in Apex Legends. And, as mentioned earlier, every one of these players is great, and you can place them anywhere on this list. Every player on this list has their own specialty and uniqueness.

Additionally, there are also other players who could not be mentioned in this top 10 list. However, we’ll update this article regularly, and some players might take over others in no time. So, keep an eye on the article to find the best controller players of 2024 in Apex Legends.

By Nazmul Hassan FPS Editor
Nazmul is GameRiv's FPS editor. He is a marketing graduate with an immense passion for gaming. As an ex-professional CS:GO player, he holds a strong interest in other FPS titles like Apex Legends, VALORANT, and CoD. However, he also tries out other games when he is free.