Apex Legends Gets Its First Major Esports Series
Esports company FaceIt is sponsoring a major Apex Legends tournament series, which will run for the next couple of months.
The first broadcast of the event will run this Friday, May 31 from 2-6 p.m. PST, and will feature a weekly event for the next seven Fridays after that, concluding on July 26. The event will feature 16 teams, 14 of which include a number of established esports teams:
- 100 Thieves
- Counter Logic Gaming
- Team Liquid
- Team SoloMid
The final two teams will be determined by a two-day qualifier event featuring teams from the Apex Pro Discord channel.
The event will be streamed live each week on FaceIt's official Twitch channel and feature one team streaming from the FaceIt studio while the other faces them online, with every player streaming their own feed of the match. Each weekly event has a $5,000 prize up for grabs, and a season-wide $10,000 prize will go to the best-performing steam throughout the series.
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