Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts have announced the $500,000 Apex Legends Preseason Invitational. The event is scheduled to take place from September 13th to 15th in Kraków, Poland.
There will be 80 teams competing for a chance at the $500,000 prize pool. Every team will start in a double elimination winners bracket. Following every round, it will be determined whether a team’s performance will keep them in the winner bracket, moves them to the lower bracket, or eliminates them from the event.
Interested in competing? Any team interested in competing can send an application to Apexlegendspreseason@ea.com. You must include Origin ID and associated email address.
“Competition is in the DNA of Apex Legends and this competitive event will showcase the game at its highest-level,” said Chad Grenier, Design Director at Respawn Entertainment in the press release. “This Apex Legends 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.”
WHAT IS THE APEX LEGENDS PRESEASON?
The Apex Legends Preseason is a set of live and online competitions where players from around the world go head-to-head (or headshot-to-headshot) to decide who’s the ultimate Apex Champion.
The Apex Legends Preseason will consist of multiple competitions, each a standalone event, including the EXP Pro-Am Apex Legends Exhibition in Los Angeles (sponsored by ESPN), the EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis (and associated online qualifiers) (sponsored by ESPN), and the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational in Poland. Stay tuned for more updates on these competitions throughout the Preseason.