EA and Respawn Entertainment recently announced the upcoming Lan event for Apex Legends with a prize pool of $500,000. The event is to be held in Kraków, Poland from September 13th to 15th. The tournament will feature the world’s best Apex Legends teams in a double-elimination bracket. The tournament is to be held ahead of the season 3 launch.
EA finally seems to be taking the Esports scene of the game seriously. Till now only small scale tournaments and Twitch Rivals event were held for the game. The move might be forced by the success of the Fortnite World Cup which was a huge success.
After the initial hype around the launch, Apex Legends have seen a significant drop in the player count. It seems good mechanics and gameplay is just not enough to make players stick around for long. EA and Respawn will need to take immediate action if they want to keep their game relevant with the competition only getting tougher with more and more releases of Battle Royale Games.
“Today we officially expand EA Competitive Gaming through the addition of Apex Legends, owner of one of the biggest game launches in history. The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational is the key next step in our esports journey.” Todd Sitrin, SVP, and GM of EA Competitive Division said in a statement.
How to participate in the LAN event?
Anyone interested to participate in the $500k tournament can do so by writing to ApexLegendsPreseason@ea.com with the Origin IDs of players and email addresses.
The selection criteria are unclear at the time. But the teams will consist of 3 players and all players should be 16 or above years of age.