Respawn Leisure right this moment announced a new global e-sports tournament series for its battle royale shooter Apex Legends, the primary official event for the sport since its launch in February of this yr.
Referred to as the Apex Legends World Sequence, the event will characteristic 12 reside occasions around the globe which can be produced both by Respawn and its mum or dad firm Digital Arts or by the event’s occasion manufacturing companions PGL and GLL. The prize pool with complete $three million, with a $1 million prize pool particularly for the Apex Legends World Sequence Championship held on the finish of the circuit.
“Apex Legends is likely one of the most impactful launches in videogame historical past and it possesses immense esports potential,” John Nelson, Respawn’s new Apex Legends aggressive gaming commissioner, mentioned in a press release. “By way of shut communication with our group, we’ve constructed an accessible Apex Legends ecosystem the place any participant can change into a possible star whereas the world watches our distinctive, entertaining tackle Battle Royale esports.”
Following within the footsteps of Epic Video games’ Fortnite, Respawn will permit any participant from a listing of 60 international locations around the globe to take part within the event, and never simply those that are already members of official e-sports groups. The corporate will do that by way of on-line qualifiers, the primary of which begins on January 25th, 2020.
Scoring nicely within the on-line tournaments will grant three-person groups entry to reside occasions, like regional challenger occasions and world premiere occasions. Performing nicely sufficient in anybody event also can grant entry to one in every of three majors, which will likely be reside occasions that includes as many as 100 squads. Solely one of the best 60 groups from the primary three majors will qualify for the championship occasion, with its $1 million prize pool. The primary main takes place from March 13th to March 15th, 2020, and invites will likely be based mostly solely on efficiency within the January 25th on-line qualifier.
“Competitors is on the coronary heart of Apex Legends,” Respawn head Vince Zampella mentioned in a press release. “We anticipate that esports will play an enormous position in the way forward for Apex Legends and all of it begins right here, with the Apex Legends World Sequence. We look ahead to seeing who, out of our thousands and thousands of gamers, will change into true legends of the world.”