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- Electronic Arts and Respawn announce the $3M USD Apex Legends Global Series.
- The main event will see a prize pool of $1M.
- Apex Legends Global Series is an ecosystem open to residents of over 60 countries worldwide.
Today, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced the formation of the Apex Legends Global Series. The series is comprised of online and live events for PC players who will compete for a prize pool of more than $3M over the course of 12 events.
“Competition is at the heart of Apex Legends,” said Vince Zampella, head of Respawn Entertainment. “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 Apex Legends Global Series is an ecosystem open to residents of over 60 countries worldwide who meet minimum age and PC system requirements. The series will start with online competitions that will then advance winners to regional and then premier events. Players will earn Apex Legends Global Series Points for their performances in online and certain live events, and those with the most points will be invited to the four Apex Legends Global Series Majors.
The top 60 Apex Legends Global Series teams in the world will be invited to battle for $1M in prizes and the title of Apex Legends Global Series World Champion. But first players will need to advance from one of the three majors that will see 100 three-player teams from around the world battling to advance.
All four majors will feature the Apex Legends exclusive Match Point format, which debuted at the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational in September. Match Point requires teams in the finals to reach a points threshold through a combination of match placement and accumulated kills.