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Respawn hint Apex Legends Season 3 will be more competitive

by Eli Becht

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A wave of invites has been set out to members of the press to preview Apex Legends Season 3 and Respawn wants the best of the best to be sent.

As Season 2 treks along, many players are setting their sights on the upcoming season and what Respawn have in store for it.

Based on the invites to press, it's sounding like Apex Legends will feature an even more competitive-centric season than the current one, which will be good news to those who like grinding the ranks.

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Respawn Entertainment
Could Season 3 be the most competitive season of Apex Legends yet?

According to The Verge, the invite specifically asks for outlets to send someone who has been climbing the ranks in Apex Legends.

"Competition will be high and we ask that you send your best Champion of the Arena to battle it out with players who’ve climbed up ranked mode over the last six months,” says the invite.

After introducing the ranked system in Season 2, it appears that Apex Legends will be doubling down on that in Season 3 and adding even more features to help grow the competitive scene.

Battle royale titles have proven they can have strong esports scenes, with Fortnite paving the way into uncharted territory and the unprecedented prize pool, with $100 million going out in 2019 alone.

Respawn Entertainment
Respawn Entertainment
Respawn wants only the best players attending their preview for Season 3.

With a focus on the competitive play, it's possible we could see some more tournaments come out of Apex Legends, building on the already strong foundation.

We've seen glimpses at what the scene could look like with various Twitch Rivals tournaments and the X Games event, and it's still growing, with another major event coming up soon.

Beginning on September 13 is a Respawn-hosted event in Poland called the Apex Legends preseason invitational with a $500,000 prize pool. 

Later in the month, on September 27 and 29, a TwitchCon tournament is being held, so Apex's esports scene is still looking solid.

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Respawn Entertainment
The Apex Legends esports scene is growing rapidly.

100 Thieves dropped their entire Apex Legends team in August, possibly because of the uncertainty around Apex as an esport, but it doesn't look like fans and players have to worry about the scene dying out any time soon.

We don't yet know what announcements Respawn have for Season 3 but with it presumably being right around the corner, we might find out sooner rather than later.