Respawn Entertainment has announced that the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Online Tournaments will go ahead as planned.
Online Tournament #2 will take place this weekend from March 21 to March 23 featuring Diamond IV+ competitors who registered to compete in the tournament.
We'll be making additional changes to the ALGS due to COVID-19, including:
🔹Premier Event #1 is postponed
🔹In Online Tournament #2, players are now competing for points only
🔹Online Tournament #3 registration opens 10:00 AM PDT on March 24
More info: https://t.co/fKE7dtsSdW
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) March 18, 2020
Players participating in Online Tournament #2 will now only be competing for ALGS points. The top 20 players will receive ALGS points that determine which players receive reserved spots in a Global Series Major and seeding in future tournaments.
Previously announced prizes of Live Event Travel and Qualification for the GLL Paris Premier Event #1 are no longer available considering the postponement of live events.
The first Major was scheduled to take place in Arlington, Texas, from March 13-15 but was postponed because of the widespread coronavirus pandemic and advice to ban mass gatherings.
On March 13, a tweet from Gabe “Gabeismon” Brunelle revealed that EA was offering up to $1,500 reimbursements for personal, non-refundable, travel-related costs for players who were impacted by the short-notice event cancellation.
EA is refunding every indivudual up to $1500 in travel costs for the postponing of the major. Happy to see them do this for those that paid out of pocket without org support. Good job @PlayApex @EA pic.twitter.com/d5zpBudW1H
— Gabeismon (@Gabeismon) March 13, 2020
Registration for the third Online Tournament opens on March 24 and the event is scheduled to take place on April 4 & 6.
EA and Respawn announced the Apex Legends Global Series in December 2019. The series features a prize pool of more than USD $3 million and allows players from around the world to compete against each other at the highest level of competitive Apex Legends esports.
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