Respawn Entertainment and EA Games have announced Year 3 of the ALGS Championship with a massive $5,000,000 prize pool.
After a successful second event this year, the Apex Legends Global Series returns for its third main event next year, featuring 40 teams from each region to compete for sky-high cash prizes. The pot of $$5,000,000 will be divided into three main LAN events, Split Playoffs 1, Split Playoffs 2 and culminate in the Grand Championship in Summer 2023. Split 1 Playoffs are expected to begin around Winter 2023, with Split 2 expected to take off in the spring of the same year.
22 teams from each region have already been invited to play for the Pro League event, but a total of 8 teams can compete in the online pre-season qualifier which is due to begin October 8-10, October 15-17. October and from October 22 to 24. , and October 29-31, 2022. These eight teams will join the 22 teams already invited to complete the field of 30 per region.
Year 3 of the ALGS will kick off with four online pre-season qualifying tournaments. These competitions will determine the eight teams from each region that will qualify to start Pro League Split 1. These eight teams will join the 22 teams already invited to complete the field of 30 per region.
Pro League Split 1 kicks off on SundayNovember 6. The five regions of the Pro League will consist of 30 teams, including the 22 invited teams, and the rest of the 8 teams from the pre-season qualifiers.
The 30 teams from each region will then be split into three groups of 10 teams each, using performance from the ALGS Year 2 and Year 3 pre-season qualifiers. Each team will play 36 games in six series of six games each, all in a triple round robin format (each group plays each other 3 times).
The top 20 teams in the regular season standings will then compete in an online regional final using the Match Point format. In NA, EMEA and APAC N, 10 teams will advance to the Split 1 playoffs, including the winner of the Regional Finals and the top nine ranked teams by regular season points. In SA and APAC S, five teams will advance to the Split 1 playoffs, including the winner of the Regional Finals and the top four ranked teams by regular season points.
At the end of the Split 1 Pro League regular season, the bottom eight teams from each region will be relegated to the Split 2 Pro League Qualifier, where they will compete against the top performing teams from the Challenger Circuit for a spot in the Split 2 Pro League. . . The winners of the Split 1 Pro League will qualify for the Grand Championship and will also take home a prize pool of USD 500,000 divided among all the winning teams.
However, unqualified teams will also have the chance to participate in the championship by participating in the last chance playoffs.
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The ALGS Last Chance Qualifier will begin during June 2023straight after the Split 2 Qualifiers. Qualifiers will take place online and will pit the Pro League teams that did not qualify for the Championship against the top Split 2 Challenger Circuit teams from each region to determine who will take the final spots in the championship.
The main championship will take place at Summer 2023 and will feature the top 40 Apex Legends teams in the world, as they compete for a grand prize of $2,000,000 and ALGS Year 3 Champions.
The Championship is expected to hold matches in a double-elimination group stage bracket format. In the group stage, teams will be seeded into 4 groups of 10 teams each based on their playoff points or performance in the last chance qualifier and each group will play a single series of 6 matches against all other groups. In total, each team will play 18 games.
After the Group Stage, teams will be assigned a starting position in the Double-Elimination Support Stage based on their performance in the Group Stage, and each round of the Support Stage will consist of a series of 8 matches. The top 20 teams from the group stage will start in the Winners Bracke, while the bottom 20 teams from the group stage will start in the Losers Bracket.
After the bracket stage, 20 teams (10 teams from the winning bracket, 10 teams from the losing bracket) will then compete in the Match Points Finals to determine the ALGS Year 3 Champions. There is no official word from EA regarding the dates and location of the main LAN. event, as we await more information in the future.
Apex fans can check out the official press release by clicking here. Registration is now open and teams can register by clicking here.