South Korean esports organization T1 and competitive gaming platform FACEIT have joined forces to host a $25,000 invitational tournament for Apex Legends.
On March 19, T1 and FACEIT announced their plans to put together a $25,000 Apex Legends Invitational which will feature some of the biggest names in the community.
We're here to make sure you don't miss a second of this competition, and below you can find important details such as the full schedule, how to watch, possible format, and more.
The T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational will be played on Saturday, March 30, starting at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET / 9 PM GMT.
The tournament will be livestreamed on both T1's and FACEIT's Twitch channels, which we will include below for your convenience.
According to the announcement, the T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational will feature 20 streamer-led squads, which likely means that at least one player on each team will be an established Twitch streamer.
There have been several players and teams announced so far, including the likes of NRG Esports' standout pro player Dizzy.
Announcing our first participant in the #T1xFACEITInvitational, @Dizzy!— T1 (@T1) March 20, 2019
📅: March 30th, 2-6PM PT
📺: https://t.co/Ow7QrIWuJB | https://t.co/JUof5EsR0L
Tag who else you want to see in our $25K Apex tournament! ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/uzNHR7raQX
Aside from the fact that this competition will feature 20 squads, there is relatively little else known about the format that will be used.
However, since it's unlikely that Respawn Entertainment will provide a custom server, this tournament will probably be played out in public matches, with teams getting points for eliminations and match placements.
The two formats that T1 and FACEIT will likely look to choose from will be the ones used by Code Red and Twitch Rivals in their respective public-match-based Apex Legends competitions.
Code Red used a double elimination bracket where teams matched up against each other in each round tried to outscore each other over three matches, while Twitch Rivals used a time-based leaderboard format based on how many points teams could score in an allotted time window.
The prize pool for the T1 x FACEIT Apex Legends Invitational has been confirmed to be $25,000, although how it will be divided among the participating teams remains unclear.
We will post the full prize pool breakdown here once it has been officially announced.