Announced today via a joint press release from the developer and parent company EA, Chad Grenier, Apex Legends design director provided the first details for the battle royale's first Preseason Invitational Tournament.
"Competition is in the DNA of Apex Legends and this competitive event will showcase the game at its highest level. This Preseason Invitational advances our vision towards a robust competitive experience with the community at the center. We continue to explore all the entertaining ways both players and spectators can experience Apex Legends and look forward to bringing this event to life."
The Preseason Invitational will feature the largest collection of competitive talent ever for an Apex Legends event. Help September 13-15 in Kraków, Poland, 80 teams (with three players per team) from around the world will slug it out in a bracketed tournament for a prize pool of $500,000.
All teams will begin the double elimination tournament in the winners bracket. In each round, a team's performance in a set of matches will determine whether they continue in the winners bracket, fall to the losers bracket, or are eliminated from the tournament until the final 20 teams compete for the title.
Teams can apply for the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational by emailing ApexLegendsPreseason@ea.com. Don't forget to include our Origin ID and associated email address.
To know if you are eligible to join Apex Legends Preseason Invitational, check out the rules here: www.ea.com/games/apex-legends/compete/overview#rules
If interested in attending the event in-person as a spectator, expect further details to be announced closer to the competition's start date but for now, we know that it'll take place in September in Krakow, Poland.
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For those who are brave enough to answer the call, Goodluck!