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EA’s extremely strict rules for hosting competitive Apex Legends events revealed

Published: 26/Apr/2019 12:14 Updated: 26/Apr/2019 13:03

by Connor Bennett

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Electronic Arts have announced their Community Tournament Guidelines for ‘non-licensed’ Fortnite Battle Royale after racking up over 50 million players in its first month.

After that initial boom, the game’s developer released the highly anticipated content of their season one battle pass – but left some fans disappointed by their offering. Since then, the title has slowly lost its way in terms of popularity, slipping down in player base and viewers on live streaming platforms like Twitch.

Respawn EntertainmentRespawn’s Apex Legends has slowly drifted off in terms of battle royale players.

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While some organizations were quick to jump into the game’s competitive scene, there has been no official plans, as of the time of writing, put in place by Respawn for an esport path – leaving only outside parties to organize their own events and tournaments.

However, those organizers may be in trouble after EA announced their hugely restrictive guidelines for events. One of the huge standout points from the announcement is that each organizer is only allowed to offer up to $10,000 in prize pools per year.

Tournaments are allowed to be broadcast, however, not via television channels. There is also a restriction on the income that the broadcast can make – also set at $10,000 USD, or an equivalent in a different local currency. 

Respawn EntertainmentJumping into Kings Canyon may not be as one lucrative as thought.

A number of pro players have already voiced their concerns about the rules. UYU’s Chris ‘BixLe’ Dunbar tweeted: “With some of these restrictions, I feel like they should at least throw the community organizers a bone and let them use custom matches. Limiting prize pools and revenue is a big yikes man.”

Rogue’s Fortnite Battle Royale professional player Alex ‘AlexJJ’ Campbell chimed in by posting: “How to kill your game 101, jeez.”

Will EA change the rules?

It remains to be seen if Respawn or EA will alter League of Legends and Rocket League, if they allow bigger esports tournament organizers to officially license the game.

The guidelines also note restrictions on what type of sponsors that can partner alongside the event, with adult products/services, online dating, Alcohol, tobacco, tattoo services, and gambling/wagery/lottery – including fantasy sports – all prohibited.

While banning some of these sponsors may make sense, there are companies who fall under into these brackets that are regular supporters of other games and professional organizations that won’t be able to make their mark on Apex.

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Ultimate Apex Legends quiz: Test your knowledge of the Outlands

Published: 22/Jan/2021 16:13 Updated: 22/Jan/2021 16:37

by David Purcell

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Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends was an overnight sensation and it’s barely slowed down. In its two years of success, there’s been map changes galore, new legends joining the fight, and an ever-evolving meta – but we’re here to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Kings Canyon was the original map we all dropped into on that fine day of February 4, 2019. Fast forward 24 months, Apex Legends is still one of the most popular battle royale’s – but a lot has changed.

As we approach Season 8, there’s 15 characters to play with, two maps to drop into, and a weapons list containing 24 different guns. On top of that, each seasonal update has delivered different tweaks to gameplay and snippets of Legend lore for various fighters – which means the scope for our quiz questions is quite broad.

By now, you will have been named Champions of the Arena on numerous occasions. But, do you have what it takes to get a perfect score on our ultimate Apex Legends quiz?

Take our Apex Legends quiz!

Your test score will determine just how well you know the Outlands in the Apex world.

The world, of course, is connected to that of the Titanfall series, which was also developed by Respawn Entertainment. Many weapons and features have crossed over between planets, presumably with even more of that to come in the future.

Fuse tactical ability
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Fuse can launch explosives from his mechanical arm. He’s coming in Season 8.

Fuse is the latest to join Apex Legends as a playable character, with a new 30-30 Repeater rifle being added too. For more details on that, check out some of the stories we’ve covered for the game’s next major update:

Don’t be too downhearted if you don’t receive a perfect score this time, but if you are named a Champion, be sure to tweet us @TitanfallBlog on Twitter.