Electronic Arts has announced the first details about Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Year 4. The upcoming competitive season for the Apex Legends esports sector will feature a. total prize pool of $5M, will include competitions of the Pro League and Challenger Circuitas well as three major LAN events.
Regarding the three LAN events, the Split 1 Playoffs will have a prize pool of $1Mthe Split 2 Playoffs will feature $1M and the year-end championship will feature $2Mfor a total of $4M in prize money between the three competitions.
Another new feature of Year 4 is the inclusion of Chinese equipmentDepending on their performance, two teams from China will be invited to participate in the Split 1 Playoffs and, depending on their performance, between two and four teams will be invited to the Split 2 Playoffs. Upon completion of both Playoffs, the team from China with the most points will automatically qualify for the championship, and any other team from the region that has participated in Split 1 or 2, and placed in the top 32, will also qualify to compete in the championship.
EA has also announced some changes to Year 4, such as the fact that. South America will no longer be represented in the Pro League.but the region will continue to have the opportunity to qualify for all LAN events through the Challenger Circuit of South America. At the end of each division of the Challenger Circuit, the Top 20 teams will compete in the South American Regional Finals, where the top two teams will qualify for the Playoffs. The South American Regional Finals will also will distribute $62,500 in prize money. At the end of Split 2, the team with the most points will qualify for the Championship.
In the Year 4 LAN events there will be at least one team in each of them from North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific North and South, South America and China.. The distribution of seats would be as follows:
Split 1 Playoffs – Regional distribution of places:
- 2 invited teams from the People’s Republic of China.
- 2 teams that qualify through the Split 1 Challenger Circuit in South America.
- 32 teams that qualify through the Split 1 Pro League Regular Season: including 12 teams from North America, and eight 8 teams from each of the EMEA, Asia-Pacific North and South regions.
Split 2 Playoffs – Regional Distribution of Seats:
- At least 2 invited teams from the People’s Republic of China.
- 2 teams that qualify through the Split 2 Challenger Circuit in South America.
- 36 teams that qualify through their performance in the Split 2 Pro League regular season: at least 10 would be teams from North America and 6 would be teams belonging to the EMEA, Asia-Pacific North and South regions.
Championship – Regional distribution of slots:
- The best team from each region will qualify, making a total of 6.
- 26 teams with the highest points in Split 1 and Split 2.
- In addition two more teams from the North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific North and South region will advance, making a total of 8, through the Last Chance Qualifier.
Participation requirements, regional prizes, official rules, dates, plus extra information, can be found at the website.