Video game developer and publisher EA Sports has announced that the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) will be coming to London in 2023.
In total, 40 teams from around the world will compete in the Split 1 Playoffs for a share of $1m (~£824,300) and ALGS playoff points.
The Split 1 Playoffs will commence from February 2nd to the 5th. The four-day event will be played in-person at the Copper Box Arena, a multi-sport venue that has previously hosted world-class competitions, namely the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics games.
The Copper Box Arena has previously hosted other esports tournaments, most recently Rocket League’s RLCS 2021-2022 Spring Split Major. It has also hosted CS:GO and Super Smash Bros. tournaments.
ALGS recently concluded its Split 1 Pro Leagues across its regions. For EMEA and North America the competitions, which were ultimately won by Aurora Gaming (EMEA) and TSM (North America), garnered peak viewerships of 87,800 and 162,300, respectively.
Tickets will be available for sale today, December 22nd, at 5pm local time. Single-day tickets range from £20 to £40 and four-day tickets are on sale for £100.
As for Split 2 playoffs, it will begin June 8th and run through the 11th. The Year 3 Championship dates will be revealed later in the new year but it is planned for Summer 2023. The venue, or location, has yet to be announced for either of these events.