Apex Legends is easily one of the most popular battle royale games out there right now – and for a lot of good reasons. One of those good reasons is the fact that it has such an exciting competitive scene, with the Apex Legends Global Series Championship being the pinnacle. It’s just been officially revealed that the Championships for year two of the ALGS will be coming to Raleigh, North Carolina, and yes: there will be a live audience.
The ALGS Year 2 Championship will be held between July 7 and July 10 in the PNC Arena where 40 squads from five regions will compete for a whopping $2,000,000 prize pool and the all-important ALGS Championship title.
“With an Apex community of over 100 million unique players worldwide, the recent launch of Apex Mobile, and the growth of our competitive ecosystem, which continues to break franchise and EA esports viewership records, we’re hopeful the ALGS Championship will set another major benchmark for the franchise and further position Apex Legends among the top echelon of esports,” John Nelson, the commissioner of the Apex Legends Global Series, tells The Loadout.
“The ALGS team is incredibly excited about welcoming our fans to PNC Arena for the ALGS Championship,” Nelson adds. “We’ve waited for this moment for more than two years, to come together with our Apex community to experience the energy and excitement of in-person competition featuring the top-ranked international Apex teams.”
With a widespread following, there will be plenty of interest from Apex Legends esports fans both in North America and in other regions too about heading to Raleigh for the Championships. A press release says that “thousands” of fans will be in attendance, however Nelson says that more information around attendance will be shared closer to the event.
The PNC Arena – the home venue for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes – has a standard capacity of just under 20,000. Outside of ice hockey, it also hosts various other events, such as music concerts and UFC fights. Despite Raleigh being a fairly big hotspot for esports competitions in the US, this is the PNC Arena’s first esports event.
Earlier this year, competitive Apex returned to LAN after a two-year absence with the Split 2 Playoffs in Stockholm, Sweden. While the event smashed viewership records, there were some bumps in the road in the build up around team travel expenses and COVID contingencies. Nelson says that lessons have been learned for the Championship.
“We had to overcome some logistical hurdles to bring the ALGS to a LAN environment for the first time in more than two years,” he says. “Throughout the Split 2 Playoffs, we made sure we listened to and considered every piece of feedback our competitors and fans voiced – we did everything in our power to preserve the competitive integrity of the event while also delivering an exciting competition with record-setting viewership.
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“Every event is an opportunity to learn and absorb feedback from your community – as we look towards the ALGS Championship and beyond, we’re confident that we can continue to bring our competitors and fans the best Apex Legends esports experience possible.”
If all this ALGS talk has you hankering for a game or two, you can check out our updated Apex Legends tier list here – it’s always worth brushing up on the legend meta for your next Apex Legends ranked session.
Additional reporting by Jamie Hore.