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How to watch Apex Legends Preseason Invitational – Stream, schedule, teams and prize pool

Published: 12/Sep/2019 18:29 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:42

by Eli Becht

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The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational kicks off September 13 live from Poland and runs until the 15th where teams will compete for a cut of the $500,000 prize.

EA and Respawn have been ramping up the competitive Apex Legends scene and that’s continuing with the Preseason Invitational which starts today.

This three-day event will feature some of the biggest esports team involved in competitive Apex Legends including Team SoloMid, NRG, Luminosity, and many more.

Respawn Entertainment$500,000 is up for grabs!

Where to watch the Preseason Invitational

Tickets to the event in person are available in you happen to be in Poland. For the rest of you watching at home, you can do so from the comfort of your couch.

The event will kick off at 1 PM CEST (7 AM EDT / 4 AM PDT / 12 PM BST) each day of the event and will be live on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, and Facebook. The Twitch stream can be found below.  

Watch live video from playapex on www.twitch.tv

Schedule

On the Electronic Arts website, there’s a simple schedule for this Invitational – as seen below. This shows the start of matches and even the finals too. 

Broadcast begins: 1:00 p.m. CEST (7:00 a.m. EDT / 4:00 a.m. PDT) each day of the event
Gameplay begins: 1:30 p.m. CEST (7:30 a.m. EDT / 4:30 a.m. PDT) each day of the event
Finals begin: 5:00 p.m. CEST (11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT) on September 15

What are the rules?

With 80 teams and 240 players total competiting in the event, it might be helpful to know the rules if you’re watching along.

It’s actually not all that hard to follow and a good chunk of points will come from where teams place. If a team is eliminated, they’ll drop down to the loser’s bracket and still have another chance to compete.

Here’s the complete look at the rules courtesy of Liquipedia.

Point Distribution

  • Eliminations will provide 1 Point.
  • Placement points are distributed as the following per round:
    • 1st place – 12 Points.
    • 2nd place – 9 Points.
    • 3rd place – 7 Points.
    • 4th place – 5 Points.
    • 5th place – 4 Points.
    • 6th – 10th place – 2 Points.
    • 11th – 15th place – 1 Points.
    • 16th – 20th place – 0 Points.

Brackets

  • This Tournament uses a double-elimination format with a Winners Bracket and a Losers Bracket.
    • All Teams will be initially placed in the Winners Bracket Round 1.
    • The Winners Bracket consists of 3 rounds. Each round consists of a set number of matchups (“Match”) between the Teams in a Group.
    • The 10 Teams with the round’s highest Series Scores in each Group at the conclusion of each round advance to the next round in the Winners Bracket or the Tournament Finals.
    • The remaining Teams (max: 10) fall to the corresponding Losers Bracket as described in the Sections devoted to each Round below.

Respawn EntertainmentThe best of the best will be dropping in and competing in Apex Legends.

What teams are competing?

All the big organizations you’re used to seeing compete in Apex Legends are here including Team SoloMid, NRG, CLG, Team Liquid, and many more.

However, since there are 80 teams competing in total, with some lesser-known teams rising to the challenge, including some from regions outside of North America.

For the complete list of teams and their players, they can be found below – courtesy of EA. 

EAFull list of teams present at this Apex Legends Invitational.

What’s the prize pool breakdown?

Although 80 teams are competing, only 20 will be getting a share of the winnings, meaning they’ll have to finish in the top fourth of all teams.

The first-place team will come away with $105,000.

On top of that, there will be a special “Apex Predator” prize which goes to the player who earned the most kills and he’ll be given an $8,000 prize.

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Apex Legends dev reveals top 5 most played legends in Season 7

Published: 27/Nov/2020 10:08

by Connor Bennett

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Apex Legends developer Daniel Klein has revealed the five most popular legends from Season 7 – and it should come as no surprise that Horizon is right up there already.

As the Apex Legends seasons have unfolded, it’s been easy for players to chop and change the legends they use seeing as a new character is introduced which each major, season starting update. 

The new character always receives huge attention as players want to test out the new content, but sometimes, they don’t stick around and can immediately fall to the bottom of the pile once fans are seemingly bored with them. 

In the case of Horizon and Apex Legends Season 7, she has been able to stick around as one of the most played legends – even cementing her spot amongst some of the battle royale’s long-term favorites.

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Wraith still leads the way as Apex’s most-used legend.

Speaking on The Third Party: An Apex Legends podcast, Respawn Senior Game Designer Daniel Klein revealed how the list of most played legends in the new season had started to shape up.

“Wraith, Bloodhound, Horizon, Octane, and then Lifeline, that’s the pick order right now,” Klein told the podcast hosts in relation to the top five, noting that Horizon had started to settle in the top five after her initial explosion in use. 

Octane being so high might surprise a few players, and as Klein points out, he doesn’t “win a lot of games,” but he’s so fun to play because of his speedy abilities. Klein also noted that there is an “interesting situation” with Bloodhound because they have a high pick rate, but they don’t win a lot of games. 

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Additionally, the Apex developer revealed that Loba has also seen a rise in her trios win rate after her Ultimate received a bit of a shake up at the start of Season 7. Though, he didn’t note just how popular and used that she has become. 

As the season unfolds, some currently lesser-played legends might see a boost in usage after Respawn rolls out patches, so, we’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not the top five is shaken up or if it stays the same moving forward.