APEX LEGENDS GLOBAL SERIES: What You Need to Know

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Barış Tekin
Barış Tekin

Cat Whisperer, Fight Choreographer, Retired Stuntman, Semi-pro Voice Actor. I dream of a world where Caustic mains can be happy.

Don't just play games – compete!

EA keeps pushing Apex Legends towards new Horizons (pun intended) with the announcement of Apex Legends Global Series: Year 2. The newly created Apex Legends Esports Twitter account announced that the new global series with a prize pool of USD $5,000,000 is on the way, with registrations already open.

While you can always tune in to watch your favorite pro team this year, you can also join them in the ring to compete for the crown, proving you’re the ultimate Apex Predator. The Challenger Circuit is being introduced as the qualifiers for local teams that believe they have what it takes to challenge the current reigning pros.

The Challenger Circuit involves open registration for each competition, so don’t forget to register for individual events when their respective registrations open. 

Registration for Preseason Qualifiers, Challenger Circuit tournaments, Split 2 Pro League Qualifier, and Last Chance Qualifiers all have their respective deadlines at 12:00 PM PT the Wednesday before the event.

Other registration deadlines are as follows:

  • Pro League Regular Season Split 1: October 13, 2021, at 12:00 PM PT

  • Split 1 Playoffs: Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 12:00 PM PT

  • Split 2 Playoffs: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 12:00 PM PT

  • Championship: Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 12:00 PM Local Time

Please keep in mind that—even if you’re in a pro team participating by invitation—you need to register before the deadline to be able to compete.

Apex Legends Seer

Seer has already affected the meta to the point of getting nerfed with a quick patch. Image: Respawn Entertainment

If you’re one of the challengers, here’s some info you will need before registering.

First of all, because of COVID, the tournament will be held both online and in person. Respawn reserves their right to switch between the two. So if you plan to take on the challenge, be prepared to fight in both situations. Respawn made it clear that they intend to make the Split 1 and Split 2 playoffs and the grand finals in-person live events, but the possibility of a switch is always there due to COVID restrictions.

Another exciting fact: this year, Xbox and Playstation players will be able to join the tournament. That’s right; Apex Legends Global Series Year 2 will be a cross-platform event. Respawn makes it clear in their announcement that the players will be given equal conditions to level the playing field between different platforms.

While Apex Legends is loved all around the world, to be able to enter the Global Series, you need to be a legal resident of one of the eligible countries. You can find the eligible countries list here.

Now, you might already be a high-level competitor, but you might also be an ambitious newcomer. So let’s go over what you need to do to enter the tournament without any hiccups. Keep in mind that after you register on the EA’s Apex Legends website, you also need to sign up on Battlefy to be able to participate in the Global Series.

Now, let’s take a look at what you need to do before joining the fight in the ALGS.

First of all, joining the Apex Legends Global Series Discord server is highly recommended. Apex Legends has a huge community, and one of the crucial parts of playing online games (apart from proving to everyone that you’re the best) is interacting with the community. You can do this by joining Discord servers, joining G-Loot, queuing into another game of trios where you will totally win this time.

Apex Legends Esports Twitter

Make sure to follow @PlayApexEsports on Twitter.

Secondly, the fresh Apex Legends Global Series Twitter account shares all the hot news about the tournament. They also share a lot of clips from previous tournament matches where you can watch closely and study how the very best—in this case, Apex Predators—fight on the hunting grounds. Remember, getting better at Apex will also help you climb the ranks in G-Loot!

One very important detail is to make sure you read the tournament rules. I know, I know, you could play two or maybe three more matches in that time (because I’m sure you’ll make it to the top 5,) but not being able to participate in the Global Series just because you weren’t aware of a simple rule would be a great loss for everyone. The Apex Legends scene would miss your talents, and you would miss your opportunity to prove how good you are.

One of the prerequisites to register is to have your account protected by login verification. You can do this by going into your profile settings. Under the Security tab, you will find the login verification section. Turning on login verification is required to be able to reach the registration screen on EA’s official website, in case you’re unaware.

Now that you’re ready to enter the ring, you need to pick your teammates and substitutes. Make sure to have your active roster and substitute player ready and registered correctly on the tournament portal.

Lastly, as a rule of thumb, always make sure your PC or console and your Apex Legends game files are up to date. Some of these warnings might seem pointless or redundant, but it’s definitely better safe than sorry, or in this case, better to be an Apex Predator than a spectator.

Evolution Collection Event

A new collection event is about to begin! Image: Respawn Entertainment

Now let’s delve into the juicy part of this post. The rewards. That’s why we’re all here. The Slatra, the victory, the glory… and the prizes!

Apex Legends Global Series will be held in 5 regions: North America, South America, EMEA, APAC North, and APAC South. Each region will have its Splits and playoffs. Pro League Regular Season winners get $30,000 each for North America, EMEA, and APAC North, while winners of South America and APAC South will get $15,000 each, and 2nd to 20th teams will also win rewards, diminishing accordingly.

Split 1 Playoffs 1st place will receive a great reward of $250,000, with each team in the Playoffs receiving diminishing rewards once again from 2nd place to 40th place. 

The grand finals of the ALGS Championship will reward $500,000 to the winners, so it’s time to prepare for that glorious moment of victory!

Each tournament will also award an Apex Predator Reward to the competitor with the most kills during the final round. This personal achievement reward will be divided between Predators if there are multiple competitors tied at the most kills.

Each part of the tournament will have its own registration period, so keep an eye on Apex Legends’ social media to not miss your chance!

Valkyrie banner

Time to fly to the top! (Image by Respawn Entertainment)

Also, keep in mind that while preparing for the Challenger Circuit, G-Loot is your best assistant to track your stats and improve your game while also winning rewards.

See you on the hunting grounds, Legends.

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