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Apex Legends Global Series announced - prize pool revealed

Published: 18:55, 17 December 2019
Updated: 18:56, 17 December 2019
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Apex Legends Global Series has just been announced by EA and Respawn. Players can sign up if they meet the minimum age, PC system, and other eligibility requirements. There will be four Apex Legends Global Series Majors events.

EA and Respawn just announced the Apex Legends Global Series. The series will include online as well as live events and PC players will be competing for a prize pool of more than ₤2.29 million.

The Apex Legends Global Series will initially feature 12 global live events. These events will be operated by EA and Respawn or produced by PGL and GLL. The online portion of the competition will be powered by Battlefy with registration for the first event opening in early January.

"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."

Players from more than 60 eligible countries will be able to throw their hat in the proverbial ring, granted they meet the minimum age, , and other .

The contestants will start by playing online matches with the potential for advancing to live, regional Challenger Events and global Premier Events. Players will earn Apex Legends Global Series Points for their performances in online and certain live events. 

Those who top the leaderboards will advance to the four Apex Legends Global Series Majors - the highest competitive live event tier.

The first three Majors will each feature 100 three-player squads from around the world. Of those, only the top 60 teams will be invited to battle for ₤760,000 in prizes and the title of Apex Legends Global Series World Champion.

All four Majors will feature the Apex Legends exclusive Match Point format, which debuted at the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational back in September. Match Point requires the teams in the Finals to reach a points threshold through a combination of match placement and accumulated kills. 

The first Apex Legends Global Series competition will be an Online Tournament that will take place on 25 January 2020. Registration for the event will open in early January 2020. 

Players can earn Apex Legends Global Series Points and an invitation to the first Major which will go on from 13 until 15 March 2020. The first Major will be held at Esports Stadium Arlington in Arlington, Texas.

More details about Apex Legends Global Series will be announced soon.

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