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

Published: 28/Feb/2020 20:01 Updated: 6/Mar/2020 23:12

by Bill Cooney

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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.

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?

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

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.
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Huge Apex Legends leak reveals closer look at multiple new legends

Published: 26/Oct/2020 12:59

by Connor Bennett

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A huge new Apex Legends leak has revealed a closer look at the batch of new legends that are set to be added in the coming seasons.

When Apex Legends launched back in February of 2019, Respawn Entertainment confirmed that with each new season they release, a new Legend will also be added to the battle royale. 

As a result, we’ve seen new characters like Octane, Wattson, Loba, and Revenant shake up the meta, but in addition to those, there have been a whole host of leaked legends too. These legends range from early development, so just having a name, to those who look ready to be added. 

Previously, a pretty massive leak revealed that there are seven legends in line to be added over the coming seasons, however, a new leak has given players a closer look at how they’ll appear in-game.

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Horzion was the latest Legend to be teased in-game.

In-game look at leaked Apex Legends characters

It comes from reliable leaker Biast12, who dropped a whole batch of screenshots regarding the upcoming legends – including those like Horizon, Valk, and Blisk. 

These were included in the previous leak, alongside names like Fuse and Ash, who also appear here, but there are also two new names mentioned – Gunzerker and Pariah. 

Neither of these two characters have an in-game model like the rest, and are represented by yellow and purple dummies. However, Gunzerker has been given the description of a ‘weapon’s enthusiast’ while Pariah doesn’t have a description. 

Apex Legends moving forward

The previous leak only listed legend as either Offensive or Recon, but this hasn’t changed that with the legend descriptions. However, neither leak has managed to reveal the release schedule for these legends for the coming seasons, so it’s still a bit of a guessing game.  

All signs have pointed to Horizon being added in Season 7, though some players have suggested that Valk will be added in her place. Either way, we’ll just have to wait and see what Respawn has up their sleeve moving forward.