Apex Legends Postpones GLL Paris Premier Event

Live events cancelled.
Live events cancelled. EA

Apex Legends revealed that the GLL Paris Premier Event has been postponed to a later date. This tournament was initially scheduled for April 24 to April 26. This follows the announcement made last week that Apex Legends Global Series Live Events are suspended until the health situation related to the Coronavirus improves.

Even before this announcement, Apex Legends had already postponed the first Major scheduled in the Global Series. This was supposed to happen last weekend in Arlington, Texas. There's no new date set yet. The team at Apex Legends is also going to give updates not only on this particular tournament, but on its impact to the entire Global Series.

There's some good news though as the Global Series Online Tournaments are going to proceed as scheduled. The Online Tournament #2 is going to happen this weekend, March 21 and 23, with teams coming from eight regions across the world. However, because of the suspension of the live events, the winners are only going to recieve ALGS Points.

Registration of the Online Tournament #3 begins on March 24 at 1:00 p.m. EDT and closes on April 2 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The tournament itself takes place on April 4 and April 6.

Global Series

The Apex Legends Global Series is both online and live with prize money of more than $3 million. As originally planned, the series has 12 global live events with 10 online tournaments.

For many teams, their journey begins with online tournaments where they fight for Global Series Points and a chance to qualify for the live events. There are also Challenger Events that hope to allow local talent the opportunity to shine and give winners a shot to test their skills against other teams in the world at a future Major. Premier Events have the best teams from each region fight for additional points, paid travel, and of course, advanced placement spots in one of the four Global Series Majors.

Other Cancellations

The cancellation of the Apex Legends live tournaments is part of the decision of EA to suspend all live events. This is not limited to those operated by EA, but also third-party events that are under license from EA. Thus, aside from the Apex Legends Global Series, other competitive gaming series cancelled include the FIFA 20 Global Series, FIFA Online 4 Live Events and the Madden NFL 20 Championship Series.

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