The Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS), the highest tier of Apex Legends esports, has announced its partnership programme for Year 4.
In total, 12 ALGS partner teams will receive financial support as well as unique opportunities to engage with their communities.
According to the announcement, the programme’s aim is to grow the global ALGS audience. The partnership programme has been in place since Year 1, with a variety of esports organisations having previously taken part.
For Year 4, Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts and developer Respawn will provide partnered organisations with the means to host team booths at ALGS events and create ‘competitive Apex Legends experiences’. Additional fan engagement opportunities will also be developed throughout the collaboration.
Partnered teams for Year 4 were selected based on several factors, including previous ALGS tenure, competitive performance, and commitment to growing the Apex Legends community.
The full list of ALGS Year 4 partner teams are: Alliance, DarkZero, Disguised, FaZe Clan, Fnatic, FURIA, LG Chivas, Moist Esports, OpTic Gaming, Riddle, TSM and XSET.
The partner programme has also been utilised by the ALGS to collect feedback from teams and allow these organisations to help shape the future of Apex Legends’ esports landscape.
Announced in 2019, the ALGS is the premier global tournament of Apex Legends esports. The series is comprised of the Preseason Qualifiers followed by two Splits and the final Championship. The 2023 Championship was the competition’s third most popular event, garnering 590,000 peak viewers.
In October, the ALGS announced its plans for Year 4, featuring a $4m (~£3.17m) prize pool and the participation of teams from China for the first time. However, South America was removed from the Pro League to compete in the South America Challenger Circuit instead.
The new season’s Preseason Qualifiers have already begun. The first Split of the Pro League is set to take place in January 2024.
John Nelson, Sr. Director and Commissioner for the ALGS commented on the partner programme for Year 4: “Our competitors and participating esports organisations are foundational to our success. We’re excited to innovate with our 12 partner teams to find new paths to prosperity.
“We also remain committed to working with all invested organisations around the world to build a sustainable ecosystem and deliver amazing experiences to our fans.”