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ESL FACEIT Group, the holding company behind ESL Gaming and FACEIT, has announced the first-ever ESL Apex Legends Premiership tournament.
The tournament, which is an extension of the existing ESL Premiership brand, sees peripherals company Logitech and tech giant Intel as sponsors.
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This is the first official Apex Legends tournament to be held as part of the ESL Premiership, a national esports league for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
Running since 2015, the ESL Premiership acts as the highest national CS:GO league in the UK and Ireland and hosts competitions in other titles including VALORANT and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Apex Legends competition begins November 9th with open qualifiers. 20 teams advance to the league, which takes place from November 15th. The finals will take place on December 13-15, with 10 teams qualifying from the previous stage.
A weekly scoring system will be used throughout the competition from Stage Two to determine the teams that qualify for the finals. The games are scheduled to be played every Tuesday and Wednesday from November 15 until the final in December.
The ESL Apex Legends Premiership tournament has a prize pool of £5,000. Registration for the tournament is possible on the ESL Play website.
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In September, EA, publisher of Apex Legends, announced the third year of the title’s Global Series (ALGS). Last season in June, the competition peaked at over 630,000 viewers, according to Esports Charts data.
The first phase of the ALGS regular season begins a few days before the ESL’s first Apex Legends tournament on November 6th and continues throughout the edition of the ESL Apex Legends Premiership tournament, ending on December 18th.
Apex Legends has seen other tournament series independent of publisher EA throughout 2022, including a tournament at ReWired Fest in the US. Matchmaking service TEAMS.gg has also added Apex Legends to its platform.
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