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EA Injects $400,000 Into Four Apex Tournaments

Lawrence Phillips  | 
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EA will host three new online tournaments and shell $100,000 in each. (Photo courtesy Respawn)

Competitive Apex Legends has just been given a massive welcome care package by EA, one which should give the scene a much needed stimulus to keep their skills sharp. In response to the global pandemic, the publisher has announced three brand new Online Tournaments to the calendar, each with $100,000 in prize money. What is more, the ALGS Online Tournament #3, taking place on April 4th & 6th, will also now come with $100,000 in prize money. Be warned, you have until April 2nd to register if you haven’t already.

The addition of $400,000 in prize money is part of EA’s broader “Stay & Play” initiative, a program aimed at creating a safe platform for competitive gaming from home. “As the global coronavirus situation evolves, we want to help the world find more ways to connect in play during a time where we need to be physically apart,” said EA in it’s announcement

With all ALGS Live Events suspended until further notice – including now the PGL Bucharest Premier Event – these steps should put the game in good stead to continue to thrive despite the immense setbacks to the start of the ALGS season.

“We’re so proud of how this community has rallied together and we hope everyone continues to enjoy the ALGS as we adapt our format to meet these difficult times,” said EA.

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EA will also up the broadcast of Apex tournaments, hosting streams for all finals. (Photo courtesy EA)

Here are the details for the three new Online Tournaments along with links to registration:

  • Online Tournament #4 will take place on April 18 & 20, with registration starting on April 7 at 10:00 AM PDT here.
  • Online Tournament #5 will take place on May 2 & 4, with registration starting on April 21 at 10:00 AM PDT here.
  • Online Tournament #6 will take place on May 30 & June 1, with registration starting on May 19 at 10:00 AM PDT here.

EA said they will also be adding more broadcast coverage for the four upcoming Online Tournaments, for you to enjoy “from the comfort of your own home”.  All four Online Tournaments will also award ALGS Points, used to seed teams and award guaranteed spots at Major. You can check the ALGS Points Leaderboard here.

Lawrence Phillips
Lawrence Phillips
Lawrence is an esports dinosaur that started back in 2004 and has been a full-time freelancer ever since. He has worked for the likes of SK Gaming, PGL, ESL, Razer, Monster Energy, GINXTV, Dexerto and Starladder as an editor, scriptwriter and content creator. He currently spends his days trying to own in Apex Legends and Fortnite, in a bid to make up for his lack of skills in his main game, Dota 2.