Apex Legends is less than a month old, but the potential for competitive play is already being realized, with the first open tournament coming up, hosted by livestreaming platform DLive.
Previous Apex Legends tournaments have been invite only, but the DLive tournament was open to all, provided teams met certain criteria.
The qualifiers begin on Saturday, February 23, with two hours of matches played to decide the finalists, which will play for the $10,000 prize pool. You can watch all the action from the qualifiers and finals on DLive.
The finals of the event is a two hour session, taking place on March 2, at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT.
Changing from DLive's first Apex Legends tournament, the scoring has been adjusted slightly, with the score for winning a match doubled from five points to 10. Each kill teams rack up will add a single point to their score:
|1||Impulse||pkmk, 9impulse, Azee||253|
|2||AllPlanned||Osnazeni, wSerious, AsuraxX||251|
|3||Noble Esports||BlitziiN, mikeysnipey, Dzurv||242|
|4||Officials||JazzyJ, SWOLZ, Dubis||241|
|5||FPS Macroers||flowercat420, Zonsokun, Kudos||240|
|6||Fragulations||BambKING, chiefReligion, Meggsey||239|
|7||Bunker Boys||Mimunyah, RETTEEE, Zerotsu||236|
|8||Wingman Winrate||Rykoo, JonJon, Xenial||231|
|9||Senzawa||M_Buna, Oddwen, gravelman1337||231|
|10||Hit or Miss||TuniGG, freddo, Aeon||230|
Five more teams also qualified by popular vote:
|AÖH||Player53, Jagrael, Paxim|
|Bots||TuPro, NoahFromYoutube, HunchoJames|
|UMYHU SE A JDU||Davsa, MikenWasTaken, RadekH1Z1|
|Oguncnn Team||Oguncnn, C2lee, TUNAJUL,|
|DroppinDeez||foxdigit, Tripeezy, SickPlay|
Finally, a further four teams were invited to compete.
|Cloud9||PVPx, Frexs, Grego|
|Team Liquid Blue||Casper, Rogue, Flanker|
|Win Condition||ImMarksman, Tennp0, Lyric|
|KKona HYPERCLAP||Jay3, Lassiz, iamtrevormay|
$10,000 in prizing is split between the teams as follows:
Fans of Counter-Strike will be happy to hear that the legendary casting duo of James Bardolph and Daniel "ddk" Kapadia will be on tap to call the action from start to finish.
#ApexOnDLive round 2 qualifiers is coming tmrw!— James Bardolph (@jamesbardolph) February 22, 2019
Tune-in to https://t.co/61tGOKcCcc 10am -12pm PST to see @ddkesports & myself cast 300+ teams battle it out.
$10k prizes, the best in the world, top pros, and top streamers. Who will win?#ApexLegends @officialDLive @PlayApex pic.twitter.com/cd8DW7djX4
There is also prizing for the three "most popular" teams, voted on by spectators on the DLive platform. The most popular team will receive a bonus of $1,000, with 2nd and 3rd earning $400 and $200 respectively.
Spectators can win too, by donating LINO points, a virtual currency used on the platform, to the team they think will win - with a chance at winning a portion of the $1,000 rewards pool in proportion to how much they donated.
Tune in to watch the tournament here.