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TSM win Apex Legends Preseason Invitational tournament - Final placements

by Matt Porter

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TSM have staked their claim to the crown of the best Apex Legends esports team in the world, winning their second major tournament with victory at the Preseason Invitational in Krakow, Poland.

80 of the world’s top Apex Legends squads all descended on the Polish city to take part in the popular battle royale title’s first truly international tournament, but it was the American squad of Team SoloMid who took home the victory after 11 gruelling rounds.

For TSM, the Preseason Invitational provided an opportunity to win back-to-back tournaments, after nabbing X-Games gold medals at August’s EXP Invitational.

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TSM celebrate their second Apex Legends tournament win.

Teams were awarded points throughout the final day based on performance, eliminations, and final placements, with any team who secured 50 points declared to be on “match point,” meaning a victory in King’s Canyon would see them crowned as winners.

TSM hit the 50 point threshold after the fifth match of the 11-game series, but impressive runs from Na’Vi and unsigned Russian trio 789 put both teams in contention as well. It took the Americans until the final match of the day to finally secure their victory, and get their hands on the Preseason Invitational trophy.

In fact, a total of nine teams found themselves with the 50 points required to win the competition, but an excellent run saw TSM’s Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen, Mac ‘Albralelie’ Kenzie Beckwith and Jordan ‘Reps’ Wolfe all stand tall in the final circle at Wetlands, and find the required kills to win the tournament.

Thanks to their victory, TSM’s trio took home the $105,000 grand prize, while runners up Natus Vincere earned $75,000 for their efforts. Two Na’Vi players also receieved bonuses for being named ‘Apex Predator’, with ‘Nikita ‘clawz’ Marchinksy and Kirill ‘9impulse’ Kostiv taking home an extra $2,666 alongside Wyvern’s An ‘Selly’ Jeong-hwan.

You can view the full final placements from the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational below.


Final Placement Team Prize Money
1st TSM $105,000
2nd Natus Vincere $75,000
3rd Wyvern $60,000
4th GamersOrigin $48,000
5th Sentinels $39,000
6th 789 $30,000
7th G2 Esports $24,000
8th PENTA $18,000
9th MVP $15,000
10th Rogue $12,000
11th Gambit Esports $9,000
12th NRG Esports $8,400
13th Third Impact $7,700
14th Virtus.pro $7,200
15th SoaR $6,600
16th Counter Logic Gaming $6,000
17th FlyQuest $5,700
18th k1ck eSports Club $5,400
19th SUCCUBUS $5,100
20th Misfits $4,800