Apex Legends players have contributed over $1.5 million to the ALGS Championship prize pool by purchasing the in-game bundles, taking the total prize pool to over $2 million.
Four new bundles were available in Apex Legends for two weeks, until June 1, with a portion from every purchase going towards the ALGS Championship.
A cap was set at $2 million, which wasn’t reached, as Respawn have confirmed the total amount at the end of the two weeks was $1,580,590.
$5 from every purchase of the bundles went go towards the prize pool, and buying the Animal Kingdom bundle (which included all of the skins) contributed $20.
Doing some rough maths, this means that in total, the bundles generated over $7 million in total sales, as each bundle was 2,500 AC, or roughly $25.
It means that the total prize pool for the ALGS Championship is now $2,580,590.
“This milestone would not be possible if it wasn’t for the passionate community making Apex Legends one of the most popular franchises in the world,” Apex Legends’ competitive team said.
“Despite an unprecedented 2020 that left us no choice but to pivot the ALGS to fully online competition, we’re seeing more players play and more fans watch at an increasing rate. With now more than 100 million total Apex Legends unique players, and the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs hitting a franchise-record 100,000 average minute audience, the future of competitive gaming shines bright.