Respawn revamps esports scene with the 2020 launch of Apex Legends Global Series

EA and Respawn are taking a step forward for the future of Apex Legends’ competitive scene.

The video game developers are expanding their esports program with the Apex Legends Global Series in 2020. The Global Series kicks off on Jan. 25, where PC players from over 60 countries will compete in 12 live events for a total prize purse of $3 million.

“Competition is at the heart of Apex Legends,” Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said. “We expect that esports will play a big role in the future of Apex Legends and it all starts here, with the Apex Legends Global Series. We look forward to seeing who, out of our millions of players, will become true legends of the arena.”

Players will earn Global Series Points based on their performance in online, regional, and global competitions. Participants with the most points will be invited to the four Apex Global Series Majors, where squads can have a chance to win $1 million and the title of Global Series World Champions.

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