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When is the Apex Legends Global Series Major 1? Schedule, teams, more

by Bill Cooney
Respawn Entertainment/EA

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UPDATE: March 6, 5 PM ET: EA has postponed the first Apex Legends Global Series Major due to concerns about the coronavirus.

"EA is postponing this event and will provide a new event date and updated Apex Legends Global Series schedule in the near future," a statement from the publisher read.

Dexerto will provide updates on the schedule of the Major when they become available. 

The original story can be read below:

The Apex Legends Global Series first Major of 2020 is just around the corner, with the aptly named “Major 1” kicking things off in Arlington, Texas.

Major 1 is the first of four Major tournaments Apex will hold for its 2020-21 Global Series, which EA announced back in December of 2019.

Close to 100 Apex esports teams will be competing for their share of the $500,000 prize pool and most importantly of all, bragging rights as the best Apex Legends squad around, at least until the next one.

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When is Apex Legend’s Major 1?

Apex teams will descend on Esports Stadium Arlington in Texas to battle it out in front of fans starting with the Opening Stage on March 13 with all teams competing.

To start there will be 100 total teams competing in the tournament, 20 from regional qualifiers and up to 80 in the open stages.

After the Open Stage, there will be 60 total teams, 20 from regional qualifiers and 40 from the open stages, competing in the Winner's bracket from March 13-14 and the Loser's from March 13-15, with the Grand Final wrapping things up on March 15 as well.

The top four finishing teams will also earn an automatic seed for ALGS Major 2.

Who is attending ALGS Major 1?

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There are 100 total team spots available at the ALGS Major 1, but only 20 will automatically qualify for the Playoff round after placing high enough in their various Regional Qualifiers.

North American Qualifying Teams

  • Team SoloMid
  • Sniper Abusers
  • Rogue
  • Team Squidward
  • RCO eSports White

European Qualifying Teams

  • Kebabrulla
  • BDS Esport
  • Warthox Esport
  • Natus Vincere
  • Virtus.pro

South America Qualifying Teams

  • CPTL eSports
  • INTZ

Korean Qualifying Teams

  • Aura Esports
  • _4K

Japanese Qualifying Teams

  • SCARZ White
  • Nora-Rengo

Greater South East Asian Qualifier

  • MiTH Team 1

Oceanic Qualifier 

  • EXO Clan

Middle East & African Qualifier

  • Istanbul Wild Cats

Chinese Invite

  • To Be Determined

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Exact matchups have yet to be released for Major 1, but with the start of the tournament just a few weeks away, we should be getting more information on the exact matchups soon.

This is Apex Legends' first foray into an organized esports competition, and it will be interesting to see how it all works out and the interest it generates in fans.