Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment have announced that the Finals of the Apex Legends Global Series Online Tournaments (OT) number five and six will be moving up a day earlier.
The Global Series is Apex Legends’ set of online tournaments taking place throughout 2020, with some of the top teams in Apex esports battling it out.
OT #4 is still scheduled to start on Saturday, April 18, and end on Monday, April 20, but after that, we won’t have to wait as long for tournaments #5 and #6.
Both OTs #5 and #6 will be moved up and start a day earlier than originally planned. This means the tournaments will now be held May 2-3 and May 30-31, respectively.
Respawn said in a press release they made these changes “in order to better fit competitors’ schedules and those able to watch online.”
“We’re always seeking to better serve our players and fans, and that has never been more true than it is today,” John Nelson, Competitive Gaming Division Commissioner on the game said. “We wanted to give our community the opportunity to continue to play more Apex Legends and get competitions back up and running as soon as possible while ensuring the safety of all players, viewers, and staff.”
Teams are currently trying to fight their way up the Global Series leaderboard, which will conclude with the Grand Finals, after Online Tournament #10 has been played, which is still a ways down the road, considering #4 kicks off this weekend.
All of the Apex Legends OTs can be watched on the game’s official Twitch and YouTube pages, the latter of which is included below:
There are over 600 Apex teams competing in the online tournaments, but so far the favorites to emerge are TSM, Complexity, Team Liquid, Rogue, Luminosity Gaming, Gambit Esports, Natus Vincere, Virtus.pro, North, and more.
With everything going on in the world at least we still have esports to keep us entertained, and the folks at EA and Respawn seemed determined to keep the Apex esports content coming.