Apex Legends: New Global Tournament Series Launching in 2020

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At the end of last, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced the Apex Legends Global Series which is THE premier competition for Apex Legends and will be comprised of 12 LIVE events worldwide.

Later this month, the online qualifiers for the tournament's first major tournament in March will kick off. We may hear more during the 1st anniversary livestream that will take place tonight at 6PM GMT.

Only PC players will be able to compete in this tournament for a prize of more than $3 million. 


“Competition is at the heart of Apex Legends,” said Vince Zampella, Head of Respawn Entertainment. “We expect that esports will play a big role in the future of Apex Legends and it all starts here, with the Apex Legends Global Series. We look forward to seeing who, out of our millions of players, will become true legends of the arena.”

Registration for this will open in early January and before the first live event takes place there will be an Online Tournament on 25th January, 2020.

Players will compete in these Online competitions and will advance to live, regional Challenger Events and Global Premier Events through earning Apex Legends Global Series Points. 

Major Tournament Information

Those who top the standings table will be invited to FOUR Apex Legends Global Series Majors, the highest competitive live event tier. The first Major will take place on 13-15th March, 2020.

“Apex Legends is one of the most impactful launches in videogame history and it possesses immense esports potential,” said John Nelson, Apex Legends Competitive Gaming Commissioner.

“Through close communication with our community, we’ve built an accessible Apex Legends ecosystem where any player can become a potential star while the world watches our unique, entertaining take on Battle Royale esports.”


Speaking of the Majors, the first three makors will feature 100 three-player squads. The fourth and final Major, the Apex Legends Global Series Championship, is the Grand Final and will feature only 60 of the top Apex Legends Global Series teams in the world. 

All four majors will be using a Match point format (this was used in the Apex Legends Preseason Invititational) to determine their winners unlike other Battle Royale esport competitions. 

For those who don't know, the Match Point Format requires teams to reach a points threshold via match placement and accumulated kills. 

A full read up on the tournament and its rules can be found here.

What is Apex Legends?

Apex Legends is a free-to-play battle royale from Respawn Entertainment, the creators of “Titanfall”. The game launched on February 4th 2019 and had one million concurrent players over a period of 72 hours and reaching 50 million players in less than 30 days. In comparison, one of its main competitors “Fortnite” took about 100 days to reach 45 million players.