UGC extends partnership with U.S. Army Esports for second event

Tournament organiser Ultimate Gaming Championship (UGC) has extended its partnership with U.S. Army Esports to launch the second event in its Apex Legends series, Apex Predator Series.

Apex Predator Series: 2nd Strike will take place on October 12-15th, with the finals being held on October 26th.

UGC Apex Predator Series 2nd Strike
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The event, like its predecessor, will utilise UGC’s competitive gaming platform. Players will compete over two weeks in a format that counts kills and placings over an allotted time to create a cumulative score.

The top fifteen teams from the qualifying portion of the event will be seeded into the finals, alongside U.S. Army Esports’ team, to compete for a total prize pool of $4,000 (£3,251.80).

Matt Jackson, Founder & CEO of UGC discussed the extension in a release: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the U.S. Army Esports again for the Apex Predator Series: 2nd Strike and continue to generate a buzz around our competitive events with great partners. We are constantly improving the technology behind our UGC Esports platform to better serve the competitive player base, and the Apex Predator Series is a true testament to that.”

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The partnership between the two was first established in July, with the first activation coming in the following month. At the time of reporting, it was the first instance of the partners working together though it was anticipated that the deal would become a “long-lasting relationship.”

The Apex Predator Series: 2nd Strike will be broadcast on UGC’s Twitch channel, with each team’s perspectives being utilised throughout.

Esports Insider says: It’s clear that the first event from this partnership was a success in their eyes. With the new update for Apex Legends now being rolled out, there’s likely going to be more eyes on the title than there has been in recent months – definitely a positive for both UGC and U.S. Army Esports.

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