BLAST has announced its first-ever Apex Legends tournament, BLAST Titans, a two-weekend online event from July 23 through August 1. The event will feature 40 of Europe’s top teams including Gambit, Alliance and ALGS EMEA winners, Scarz EU. Here’s how the event will go down.
BLAST Titans Apex Legends tournament schedule, format
Titans will kick off on Twitch.tv/BLASTTV on Friday, July 23. BLAST is inviting 30 teams, including 10 “wildcard” invites. Open qualifiers will determine the final 10 teams, with registration opening tomorrow, June 25, at 6 a.m. ET.
The event will feature a €40,000 prize pool, split evenly across the two weekends of competition. All 40 teams will compete in a “Battle Royale Double Elimination” bracket, July 23-25. The top 20 teams from the bracket stage will duke it out for an additional €20,000 July 31 through August 1, in an “innovative format that will be announced closer to the time.”
Titans will be BLAST’s first Apex Legends event. The European tournament organizer has previously hosted competitions in Valorant, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Its BLAST Premier CS:GO league will be its first LAN event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Apex Legends has become a hugely popular game since its introduction in early 2019 and BLAST believe that growth and esports infrastructure will continue on its fantastic upward trajectory,” said BLAST VP of Commerical Leo Matlock in a press release. The numbers certainly back BLAST’s statement. In April, Respawn Entertainment announced that Apex Legends surpassed 100 million players, and the official broadcast for the Apex Legends Global Series EMEA finals peaked at over 60,000 concurrent viewers on Twitch alone.
BLAST Titans will be one of the largest events since the first season of ALGS concluded, and should help tide fans over until the next season arrives in September. For more information on talent, teams and formats as the event approaches, it’s worth keeping tabs on BLAST Titans via Twitter.