First Official Apex Legends Tournament Begins Friday

The FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends
The FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends FACEIT

A total of 16 teams are ready to do battle in the new FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends tournament. Set to begin this Friday, the tournament has a prize pool of $16,000. This is the first officially-licensed Apex Legends tournament, and spans at least eight events.

Of the 16 teams, 14 have received a direct invite. These include:

  • 100 Thieves
  • Cloud9
  • Complexity Gaming
  • Counter Logic Gaming
  • Dignitas
  • Fnatic
  • G2 Esports
  • Gen.G esports
  • Immortals
  • Team Liquid
  • Misfits
  • NRG Esports
  • Team SoloMid
  • T1

The remaining two teams need to undergo a qualifier to join the tournament. The qualifier begins today, with 20 teams vying for the two slots.

For the qualifiers, the leaderboard rules are:

  • This Free For All Leaderboard awards a varying amount of points to players depending on their final ranking position for each match. Every player will start with 0 points.
  • Points Per Kill: 1
  • Points Per Position: 1st = 10 Points, 2nd = 5 points and 3rd = 3 points.

Finally, having a tournament might be a good way for Apex Legends to perk up player interest. Despite a successful launch, the game has continuously been facing criticism from players ranging from bugs to cheaters. In its first month, for example, the game managed to reach 50 million new players. However, this resulted in the game experiencing bugs and player exploits at a faster rate.

Respawn Entertainment has been doing what it can to address the various issues as they come to light. It does not help that in some cases, an update can solve an existing problem, and at the same time present new ones. Recently, an anti-cheat update resulted in almost 800,000 players getting banned. Respawn even temporarily banned players who were simply piggybacking off their teammates.

Apex Legends released an update last week that fixed a number of gameplay issues. The audio issues, for instance, were finally addressed, though Respawn warned players that the fix may not necessarily work for them. Hit detection has also been corrected as well with update 1.1.3. While it does not completely eliminate the problem, it allows the team at Respawn to track the problem much better.

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