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$50,000 FACEIT Pro Series announced for Apex Legends – ft. 100 Thieves, TSM, and more

Published: 27/May/2019 20:14 Updated: 27/May/2019 22:27

by Albert Petrosyan


The first officially-licensed tournament for Apex Legends has been announced, and it will be hosted by prominent tournament organizers FACEIT.

The tournament, first announced on May 27, will be officially called FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends, and will feature 16 of the best and most notable esports organizations that are currently involved in competitive battle royale. 

Below, you can find everything there is to know so far about this competition, including the start date, teams and rosters, and more. 

When will the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends start?

FACEIT have announced that the tournament will be split into eight individual events, the first of which will take place on Friday, May 31.

The prize pool has been revealed to be $50,000, which appears to be split between the eight events, although the official prize breakdown hasn’t yet been confirmed.

Who will be playing in the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends?

FACEIT have announced that there will be a total of 16 teams competing, 14 of which have been invited while two more will qualify via that FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends qualifier, which currently consists of 20 teams from the official pro server.

Here are the 14 teams that have been confirmed to be competing, along with their announced rosters:

  • 100 Thieves – Teenage, Lifted, JP2
  • CL Gaming – TBD
  • G2 Esports – TBD
  • Cloud 9 – Frexs, GregoFPS, Overpowered
  • compLexity – Gabeismon, Reptar, kyraig_
  • Dignitas – Mig_99, CrozzoR, Shurimawizard
  • FNATIC – iShiny, Cornpops, Muffinzz
  • Gen.G – Grimreality, dummy, silkthread
  • Misfits – Helping, Losido, Moose
  • NRG Esports – Dizzy, Ace, Mohr
  • T1 – Kurt, BcJ, ZerG
  • TSM – ImperialHal, ProdigyAces, TTHump
  • Immortals  Crust, Micah, Reyn
  • Team Liquid – Rogue, Flanker, Cali, Casper, geesh
100 Thieves’ pro Apex Legends team will feature in the first officially-licensed tournament for the popular BR title.

What is the format of the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends?

FACEIT have not yet announced the format that will be used in the competitions, but it will likely be one of two ways – a custom server where all of the teams battle each other, or the teams individually loading into public matches and scoring points based on eliminations and match placements.

Considering that this is an officially-licensed tournament series, it’s more likely that there will be custom servers enabled, which will allow the teams to truly test their skills against one another instead of against random opponents. 

We will provide more information about this competition as it becomes available, including a full hub for the first week’s tournament on May 31. 

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Apex Legends reveals huge black hole teaser ahead of Season 7

Published: 25/Oct/2020 17:20

by Connor Bennett


Respawn Entertainment have revealed their newest teaser ahead of Apex Legends Season 7, involving a black hole and a small spaceship.

With Apex Legends Season 7 dropping on November 4, fans of Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale have been eager for details about the new Legend, a potential new map, and everything else that a brand new season brings.

The devs have already dropped some hints about potentially adding ‘Olympus’ as a new map, used Horizon as a potential new Legend to give players challenges, and started talking about who will be receiving a buff with the big update.

They’ve also added a big teaser in the form of a familiar-looking ‘UFO’ floating off the coast of both World’s Edge and King’s Canyon. Now, they’ve moved on to a new teaser – a black hole.

horizon in apex legends
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Horzion was the latest Legend to be teased in-game.

The black hole doesn’t appear in Kings Canyon or World’s Edge, but instead, is the main image being used to hype up the new Stories from the Outlands video

The video, which is set to go live on Monday, October 26 at 3 pm GMT/11 am EDT/8 am PDT, is titled ‘Promise’ and in the image showing the black hole, a small spacecraft can also be seen in the bottom left-hand corner. 

Some players have quickly suggested that the video is all about Horizon’s official reveal as a new Legend, but it could be showing a flight to Olympus for the new map. We won’t know for sure until the video is premiered. 

Each Tales from the Outlands videos has given us more and more insight into the bigger story surrounding Apex Legends, including things like the backstory of Bloodhound and the death of Forge. 

What this one has in store still remains to be seen, but it’s sure to be packed with teasers for Season 7, and potentially even other future seasons.