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Year 2 of the Apex Legends Global Series, Apex Legends’ competitive ecosystem, kicks off its regular season at 4 p.m. ET on Oct. 16. Competitive Apex is unique in the esports world in that it incorporates players on PC and consoles into the same tournaments, which adds an additional level of complexity to these events. But never fear, Upcomer is here with a complete breakdown of what you need to know going into this year’s ALGS.

What is Apex Legends Global Series?

In short, Apex Legends Global Series is the competitive circuit for professional and aspiring professional players. It’s an ecosystem for Apex Legends players on PC, PlayStation and Xbox that features a $5,000,00 total prize pool (that’s across the entire regular season and tournament events). The series culminates in the ALGS Championship, which is akin to any other big esports championship event, like VALORANT Champs. The 40 best Apex Legends teams qualify throughout the year at ALGS events to eventually duke it out for a $2 million prize pool and the title of ALGS Champions.

How does the Apex Legends Global Series work?

There are two separate groups of players in the ALGS: those that have already qualified for the ALGS Pro League, and those that are working their way through the Challenger Circuit. The Challenger Circuit is where aspiring pros compete for a spot in the aforementioned Pro League Qualifiers.

The 40 teams from each region that make it into the Pro League are part of Split 1 and will compete throughout a regular season of 12 round robin matches. The regions in the ALGS are: North America, South America, EMEA, APAC North and APAC South. At the end of the season, the top teams advance to the playoffs, while the bottom teams have to defend their spots in the Pro League from the best of the Challenger Circuit in the Pro League Qualifiers. The eight teams that come out on top here will move into the Pro League as ALGS Split 2.

During the ALGS Playoffs, the top teams from Split 1 will compete to see who gets to take home the $1 million prize pool for their region and gain playoff points toward advancing to the championship. The top four teams from the Split 2 Playoffs will automatically qualify for the 2022 ALGS Championship. Twenty six other teams to compete in the championship will qualify based on the number of points they accumulate across both playoff events. To fill out the final 10 spots at the event (two per region), the remaining Pro League teams will compete against the best of the Challenger Circuit in a series of last-chance qualifiers. Whoever takes these will assume their region’s final Championship slots.

Here are the first 100 ALGS Pro League teams that have been revealed so far:

North America

  • Team Kungarna
  • Cloud9
  • Team SoloMid
  • Renegades
  • Spacestation
  • Sentinels
  • Alpine Esports
  • Ghost Gaming
  • NRG
  • G2
  • Knights
  • Team Liquid
  • CLG
  • Complexity
  • XSET
  • eRa Eternity
  • CharlottePhoenix
  • Elevate
  • Dubblyew
  • PremierGG

South America

  • Team Singularity
  • Horus
  • DYNAMICS
  • FourAll e-Sports
  • Dream Conspiracy
  • Fake Love
  • Team Cruelty
  • WILD eSports
  • Flow Nocturns
  • FusioN E-Sports
  • LUXE
  • So kill Simples
  • Dropa Shieldao
  • Insomnia
  • BRAZUCAS TEAM
  • Plaq Tu Dum
  • NII
  • Fenix Team
  • LeaveNoWitness
  • FAR

EMEA

  • SCARZ Europe
  • ZETA DIVISION
  • soloQgoats
  • UNDERRATED
  • GnaskeOliDel
  • Gambit Esports
  • Alliance
  • Natus Vincere
  • FlavorOfTheMonth
  • NEW
  • LCDF
  • Reply Totem
  • Future Perfect
  • Antares
  • 789
  • Fenerbahce Espor
  • Myztro Gaming
  • Forg Gang
  • SMH
  • Invictus Gaming

APAC North

  • COUQUE DASSE
  • Crazy Raccoon
  • LFTpko
  • FENNEL
  • RIG
  • Flora
  • V3 VEGA
  • LEDIAN MAGICAL
  • Team UNITE
  • Northeption
  • ORTHROS FANG
  • Sengoku Gaming
  • A2 eSports
  • DONUTS USG
  • DETONATOR
  • FA KOREA
  • RxR Clover
  • GTS
  • Good 8 Squad
  • FAV_gaming

APAC South

  • Wolfpack Arctic
  • Tom Yum Kung
  • ATHXHVY
  • Inside The Ring
  • Team Burger
  • BRP
  • Sutoraiku
  • Reignite
  • StinkyB
  • NLN
  • RET
  • DreamFire
  • Monkeyz
  • Lightning Unicorn
  • Dead Man’s Army
  • Xenomorph
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  • BYAK
  • Magic Esport
  • TBA (to be announced, not a team name)

How to watch the Apex Legends Global Series

Fans can stream all Apex Legends Global Series events on Twitch, YouTube and Steam. The ALGS Pro League Split 1 calendar of matches starts on Oct. 16 and wraps up Dec. 5 across all regions. The Challenger Circuit Split 1 starts Oct. 23 and ends Dec. 6.

The ALGS kicks off in line with Apex’s Monsters Within event, so fans can check out Apex esports while rocking creepy cosmetics.

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