games / News

Apex Legends Global Series Moves to Online Play

March 31, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Apex Legends Global Series Major

The Apex Legends Global Series is moving online as part of EA’s “Stay & Play” initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic. EA announced on Tuesday that the esports series is shifting to Online Tournaments, with the Apex Legends Online Tournament #3 set to take place on Saturday and Monday with a $100,000 prize pool. Players can register now for a chance to participate and earn Apex Legends Global Series points. The winner gets $7,200, with $4,410 going to second place and prizes scaling down to $590 for 10th place.

In addition, the game has added three more Online Tournaments to the calendar as follows. Each tournament will ALGS Points and $100k in prize money:

* Online Tournament #4 = April 18 & 20. Registration opens at 10 AM PDT on April 7 here.
* Online Tournament #5 = May 2 & 4. Registration opens at 10 AM PDT on April 21 here.
* Online Tournament #6 = May 30 & June 1. Registration opens at 10 AM PDT on May 19 here.

The finals of each Online Tournament will be broadcast live on YouTube and Twitch.

The ALGS is the latest esports tournament to move online to keep players able to play while staying safe during the current health crisis. The Overwatch League announced a move to online play earlier this month and, although delayed a week, kicked back into gear this past weekend with ten games. It’s all in connection with EA’s “Stay and Play” initiative which seeks to allow gamers to stay connected to others while we have to stay physically apart through the ability to play games online.

You can find out more about the ALGS here.