The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational championship is just around the corner. Announced just over a month ago, this is the first international tournament organized for the game by EA and Respawn. Eighty squads will face off over three days in Kraków over a prize pool of $500,000. This will be the biggest Apex Legends esports event of the year.
The competing teams feature some of the best Apex Legends players in the world. Among them are Complexity, Luminosity, G2, Spacestation, Rogue, Misfits and many more. X-Games Gold Medal teams Fnatic NA, Virtus Pro, T1, TSM, and MVP are also on the list.
The top 20 teams will get their cut of the $500,000 prize pool. Additionally, a special $8,000 Apex Predator award will be given out for highest eliminations. The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational winners will take home $105,000 and the World Champions title.
The tournament will follow a double-elimination format, with all teams starting in the same pool. Scoring kills, winning matches, and finishing in a high spot award points. The top 10 teams in each round of matches will advance into the winners bracket. The remaining teams will compete in the losers bracket, going forward for a chance at victory and redemption.
The highest scoring teams will advance to the Sept. 15 finals, which will function slightly differently. There, teams become eligible for a Match Point status when they reach a certain point threshold. Once a Match Point team wins a match, they become the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational Champions.
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