New tournament offerings are helping increase the attention given to the eSports space
Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have just announced a new eSports circuit for Apex Legends this summer as part of the existing Global series. This four-month championship will include a summer circuit that will be played remotely. Respawn has found a remote solution to change the traditional in-person format since the coronavirus pandemic is still affecting many places across the globe. The whole circuit, the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS), brings a $500,000 prize to the final winner after all circuits are completed.
The summer circuit of ALGS will start on June 11, as stated by both Respawn and EA, and will continue until September 13. The first months will be dedicated to regional matches – from June to August – with the last qualifying round in order to advance was announced for August 16. Finally, the playoffs are scheduled to take place on September 12 and 13.
This is an open circuit that anyone can participate in; however, there is one requirement. The participants must meet the competition criteria for having achieved Gold IV on PC in Split One of Series Four of the game before June 18, which means that players have only three more weeks to attempt to qualify for this series. This is the best opportunity for those who are wanting to get back into Apex Legends’ competitive grounds.
Once passing the qualifying criteria, players need to register for the summer eSports circuit on the ALGS website, which also contains more details about official rules established by the organizers. The tournament starts subdividing into several regions; therefore, the initial matches will be against local players.