Publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has revealed details for the 2021 Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Championship including dates, prize pools, and eligibility.
Commencing on June 1st, competitors in North America, EMEA, APAC North, APAC South, and South America will fight for a share of the $1m (£725,368) prize pool.
Players that qualified during the Winter Circuit Playoffs will move on to the ALGS. All others who achieved Gold IV Rank on PC in Season 8 Split 2, by 12 PM PDT on April 21st can participate in the Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQ), which will be held April 23rd-25th, with registration opening on Monday, March 29th.
Regional championships in North America and EMEA will include 40 teams each. A total of 30 teams will compete in each of the APAC North, APAC South, and South America Championships.
The Group Stage will divide participants into groups of up to 10 teams. A Round Robin schedule will see each group compete against each other group before total points across the Group Stage are used to advance 20 teams into their region’s Championship Finals.
The Finals will use the Match Point format and award all USD $1,000,000. The first prize will be issued as follows:
- North America – $102k (£73,985)
- EMEA – $102k (£73,985)
- APAC North – $68.1k (£49,397)
- APAC South – $68.1k (£49,397)
- South America – $42k (£30,465)
All tournaments will be played online.
Electronic Arts said: “The COVID-19 pandemic, while improving in some parts of the world is still significantly impacting many of us on a daily basis. We’re eager to return to live events, and we are monitoring local government and CDC guidelines to best inform when we can do so.”
Esports Insider says: Apex Legends basically took over Twitch when the game first launched, but the excitement didn’t last. Between a new point system format and Twitch Drop incentives, EA is trying something new to reignite interest through the Apex Legends Global Series Championship.