This week EA (Electronic Arts) announced an upcoming Apex Legends Series:
“Big news for all Apex Legends fans and competitors! We’re excited to reveal the
Apex Legends Global Series – a collection of official, highly-competitive events that
will bring together contenders at all levels from around the globe on PC. If you’re
ready to rise to the challenge and compete to become a living legend...” (EA 2019), alongside promises of online and live events globally, boasting over $3M in prizes.
A short video embedded into the announcement also revealed some insight
into what EA plan to put together - with what looks to be 4 Global Series: Online,
Challenger, Premier and Major. The live tournaments will be live streamed with platforms yet to be announced.
Online tournaments will be the entry point to the series, and powered by Battlfy. Winning will allow participants to earn Apex Legends Global Series Points and qualify for live events.
Challenger Events give local talent the chance to shine, focusing on regional
competitions throughout the Apex competitive gaming scene and opening the
doors for winners to the upcoming Majors, with Premier Events at a global level. These events will pit the top online competitors from each region against each other; with advanced Majors invitations to the top performers - alongside the event series additionally gaining sponsorship from the likes of PGL and GLL.
The Majors are the flagship of EA live events, with the best teams from around the world coming together to compete for the largest prize pools throughout the year in a
fight to call themselves ‘the best players in the world.’
An overview for the Global Series follows:
- Initially features 12 global live events throughout the year
- The first Online Tournament takes place on January 25, 2020
- The first live Major takes place on March 13-15, 2020
- A total prize pool of more than $3 million
- PC Players from more than 60 countries are eligible to compete
- Get started by registering for the Global Series today
By Eden Da Costa