EA Announces Apex Legends World Championship in 2020
A world championship will be held in 2020 for the free Battle Royale game Apex Legends with more than 70 million players worldwide. The events to be organized by the EA will have a prize pool of $ 1 million.
The free Battle Royale game Apex Legends seems to be having its own e-sports event soon. Work has started to be used for the first time in a tournament event.
Apex Legends distributor Electronic Arts and its developer Respawn Entertainment rolled up their sleeves for the next year’s e-sports event. The tournament will begin in early 2020 for the first time and the best players will be called.
Tournament rules and operation:
According to EA’s statement, the tournament will consist of 12 live events, 4 of which are ‘big’. Some of these activities will be undertaken by the EA itself. The rest will be left to e-sports organizations such as PGL and GLL. The first three major events will host 100 triple teams, and the fourth largest final round will have the top 60 teams. With a prize pool of $ 1 million, the event will reach a figure of $ 3 million throughout the year.
The Apex Legends World Championship will receive qualified participants from more than 60 countries. One of the features that these participants should have is to be a PC player but not using keyboard and mouse. As long as PC access is available, game controllers can also be used in the tournament.
In order to compete in big rounds, teams will first have to prove themselves in an online tournament. The teams that will then participate in the regional qualifiers will qualify for the world championship if they can pass this round.
The amount of prizes in the tournament is slightly lower than in other e-sports tournaments. The team that won the international Dota 2 tournament last summer returned home with a $ 15 million prize, but this is only the beginning for the first ever Apex Legends World Championship, as the game has around 70 million players worldwide. This makes Apex Legends a powerful competitor in games like Fortnite and Overwatch.