FACEIT has announced the first ever officially licensed Apex Legends esports tournament, which will have a massive $50,000 total prize pool and feature some of the biggest organisations in the world.
The FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends competition will be a series of $5,000 tournaments that will run over eight weeks. The remaining $10,000 of the prize pool will go to the highest scoring team across the entire event.
The first event in the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends kicks off at 2pm PST/5pm EST on May 31. After a brief break to allow for the ECS Season 7 CS:GO finals, the Apex Legends action will return on June 14, and continue on weekly until the final week on July 26. Each week’s tournament will last for four hours, with players having to secure more points in their matches than the other teams competing.
FACEIT will of course be broadcasting the event, with CS:GO casters James Bardolph and Daniel ‘DDK’ Kapadia talking you through the action, along with other broadcast talent that is yet to be confirmed. All the players competing will also be streaming on their own personal Twitch accounts, so if your favorite player is taking part you will be able to watch their perspective at all times.
Every week one of the teams in the competition will be playing live from the FACEIT studios in Los Angeles, with the others competing on the FACEIT online platform. The teams that have been invited to the competition are Cloud9, 100 Thieves, TSM, Team Liquid, CLG, Gen.G, Misfits, Immortals, NRG, Complexity, Dignitas, Fnatic, G2 and T1.