An Apex Legends “competitive program” is in the works

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A competitive gaming road map for Apex Legends is set to be revealed after EA committed to invest more time in growing the battle royale shooter. The promises follow the news that Apex Legends has garnered over 70 million players worldwide since launching in February.

The comments were made by Andrew Wilson, EA’s CEO, in the company’s prepared remarks for its 2020 Q2 report, and although we don’t have many details on the program, it seems there’s a lot in the pipework for the game that we just don’t know about yet.

“In Apex Legends, we continue to deepen our long-term investment in the game and its community,” he says. “With each successive season of new content, we are building, adding to the experience, and learning.

“With Apex Legends community now growing past 70 million players, we’re focused on expanding to mobile, new platforms and new geographies, as well as launching an Apex competitive gaming program that we’ll share details on soon.”

Wilson also points out the Apex Legends is a “major long-term” franchise for EA, with the company setting it out as its primary shooter for 2020. As a result the development team is already being expanded to help deliver on the mobile game, new content, and more.

Hopefully with EA’s new partnership with Steam, and its commitment to developing the game’s growing competitive scene, Apex Legends might just sneak its way into our biggest esports games next year.

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