PUBG and Fortnite have ’em….Apex Legends hated being the only kid on Battle Royale Avenue without an Esports tournament. But this Christmas, it found just what it desired under the tree…the Apex Legends Global Series, kicking off next month.
“Competition is at the heart of Apex Legends,” said Vince Zampella, Head of Respawn Entertainment — developers of the game. “We expect that esports will play a big role in the future of Apex Legends and it all starts here, with the Apex Legends Global Series. We look forward to seeing who, out of our millions of players, will become true legends of the arena.”
The name isn’t just for show. This tournament is truly a global competition with citizens of over 60 countries eligible to compete. All you need is to be above a certain age and meet a few other registration requirements, and you can start competing from your own home. The qualifying tournaments will be online, but if you advance, be prepared to travel. The regional Challenger Events will be held in specific areas.
Soon the best from those arenas will advance to the Premier Events in which they’ll be playing against other countries for the first time. Finally, the cream of the global crop (the top 60) will throw down in the Global Series Majors, the highest competitive live event tier. Once there, they’ll compete for a piece of a $1 million prize pool and the title of Wrold Champion.
The first tournament begins online January 25, 2020. Start honing your skills today!