EA To Host $500,000 Apex Legends Preseason Invitational

TJ Denzer,

July 31, 2019 8:04 AM

Electronic Arts is gearing up for some major competition in Apex Legends. A Preseason Invitational will put $500,000 on the line come September.

Apex Legends has shown a lot of growth in Season 2 between new weekly challenges and a great new character in Wattson, but on the competitive side, things are about to get wild in late 2019. Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment have announced an Apex Legends Preseason Invitational and 80 teams will be playing for their part of a half a million dollar prize pool.

Announced on July 30, 2019 via the Apex Legends Twitter and website, the Preseason Invitational is set to take place September 13, 2019 to September 15 in Krakow, Poland. 80 teams of 3 will be invited from around the world to play down to the last squad in the 3-day competition. The tournament will be set up as a double-elimination bracket with team performance in matches determining if they continue on in the winner’s side or fall down to the loser’s bracket. 80 teams will be whittled down to 20 who will compete in the Finals for their part of the $500,000 pool.

EA Competitive Gaming Division Senior Vice President and General Manger Todd Sitrin was thrilled to announce Apex Legends as part of his team’s efforts in EA’s competitive games.

“When we started the EA Competitive Gaming Division, we had a vision to Make Stars of All Our Players as we build an entertainment spectacle that captivates millions of players and spectators,” said Sitrin. “Today we officially expand EA Competitive Gaming through the addition of Apex Legends, owner of one of the biggest game launches in history that continues to be powered today by a passionate global community. The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational is the key next step in our esports journey.”

Hopeful teams looking to get into the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational can apply by emailing EA at ApexLegendsPreseason@ea.com. Eligibility and further details for team entry and rules can be found on the Preaseason Invitational event and rules page. May the best squad take their part of the grand prize.


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