The Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) is returning for Year 3 with a $5 million prize pool and three international LAN events. The format has slightly changed from Year 2, with fewer teams in Pro League to increase competition.
The Apex Legends esports ecosystem finally got off the ground in 2022 with a return to LAN for the first time in three years and the game’s biggest event, the ALGS Championship in Raleigh.
Respawn and EA are upping the ante in ALGS Year 3 though with a more consolidated system, three guaranteed LAN events, and an equal prize pool of $5 million worldwide. Here’s how the format works.
ALGS Year 3 format details: Prize pool, LAN events
There is a $5 million USD prize pool split across the five regions, which remains unchanged from the Year 2 reward. This includes big prizes at the Split 1 and 2 Playoffs, both held on LAN, as well as the ALGS Championship in 2023.
There will still be promotion and relegation between Pro League and Challenger Circuit, with the top tier two teams being rewarded for great performances more frequently, and the bottom top-flight teams having to fight for their lives.
Eligibility for ALGS has dropped from Gold IV to Silver IV, opening up the playing field to more. However, all participants must compete on PC through Steam.
ALGS Year 3 invited teams: All regions
While there are a number of teams continuing from ALGS Year 2 into Year 3, the overall number of teams in Pro League has been cut from 40 to 30 per region. 22 of the teams have been invited, with the final eight in the five regions fighting through the Challenger Circuit for a spot.
The Preseason Qualifiers will take place across October 2022 ahead of the launch of ALGS Year 3 Split 1 on November 6.
The invited Pro League teams are all top performers from ALGS Year 2. This includes all the big names: TSM, NRG, Furia, Sentinels, SCARZ, GMT Esports, Natus Vincere, Fnatic, FENNEL — the list goes on. The biggest move is DarkZero, with the ALGS Champions hailing from APAC South moving to North America for the next season.
You can find a full list of the invited teams to ALGS Year 3 below, split into their respective regions.
|APAC North||APAC South||EMEA||North America||South America|
|aD||Adal Wolves||ACEND||100 Thieves||1IQ|
|Crazy Raccoon||ANT Esports CLub||Alliance||Atlanta Premier||1 Shoot Esports|
|DetonatioN Gaming||Antiaa||ATK||CLG||Alpha Intelligence|
|Donuts USG||Buriram United Esports||Bosh||Complexity||Brotherhood|
|ENTER FORCE.36||Dewa United Esports||Eko Esports||DarkZero||Fragsters|
|FC Destroy||DML||Electrify Steel||Elev8 Entertainment||Fusion E-Sports|
|Fnatic||EXO Clan||Fire Beavers||G2 Esports||Horus|
|FOR7||Horizon||Flavor of the Month||Luminosity||Infinity|
|Funny Loco||MDY White||Forg Gang||NRG||Insanity|
|GHS Professional||Moist Esports||GMT Esports||OpTic Gaming||LeaveNoWitness|
|IGZIST||NLN||Horizon||Oxygen Esports||Most Valuable|
|Kii||North Side Esport||Invictus Gaming||Renegades||No Org|
|Lag Gaming||NXL WOLFPACK||Natus Vincere||Sentinels||ODDIK|
|Meteor||Primis Komanda||Nemesis||Spacestation Gaming||OnlyFlans|
|Mushiking||Revenant Esports||Nessy||Team Liquid||Pirate Dream|
|Orthros Fang||StinkyB||Reply Totem||Torrent||Team Singularity|
|REJECT||We Are Trash||Team Empire||TSM||Tropa Do Justo|
|Riddle 456||X10 Esports||Vexed Gaming||TBA||Valhalla|