Electronic Arts and Respawn have announced the Apex Legends Global Series, a collection of competitive events that will begin on January 25, 2020.
A total of 12 tournaments will take place online and at live events throughout the year. The entry point into the Apex Legends Global Series begins with official online tournaments available to PC players. Points can be earned based on performances and the top teams from each region will qualify for the first Major or Premier Event.
Premier Events will feature the best teams from online tournaments and the top teams from these global live events will earn Apex Legends Global Series Points and may advance to the next Major.
Challenger Events are live events that will take place in different regions. These live events can either be open registration or invitation-only, meaning that excellent online performance may be the key to earning a spot in a Challenger Event.
Top teams from each of these events will then earn a spot in one of four Apex Legends Global Series Majors. The Majors are the most significant live events and will feature the largest prize pools for Apex Legends players.
The top 300 players (100 three-player teams) will compete at the first three Majors. These teams will be battling for a piece of the $500k prize pool and the opportunity to advance to the fourth Major of the year, the Apex Legends Global Series Championship. Only the top 60 Global Series teams will compete at the Championship event and they will be competing for a share of the $1 million prize pool.
Here is the official schedule for the first three Apex Legends Global Series events:
- January 25 and 27, 2020: Online Tournament – Qualifying for Major #1
- February 29 and March 2, 2020: Online Tournament – Qualifying for Premier Event #1
- March 13-15, 2020: Major #1 – Esports Stadium Arlington, TX, USA ($500,000 prize pool)