The EXP Invitational – Apex Legends, the biggest esports tournament to date for the popular battle royale, is taking place at X Games Minneapolis, featuring some of the world’s top players and teams.
$150,000 is on the line at this weekend’s X Games Minneapolis, as 20 teams have gathered at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota to do battle for a share of the prize pool.
Below, you can find everything you need to know about the event, including a livestream, the teams and rosters, the official format, and more.
When is the EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis?
The EXP Invitation for Apex Legends will take place across a two-day span – August 2 and 3 – with the action scheduled to kick off around 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM BST on both days.
The event is being livestreamed across a variety of platforms, including ESPN Esports’ official YouTube channel, which we have included below for your viewing convenience.
Day one results for
EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis
The first day of competition wrapped up on August 2 with Team SoloMid sitting comfortably in first place with 62 points and 30 eliminations going into day two.
They were followed by Tempo Storm in second place, with 58 points and 31 kills, and Team Reciprocity in third with 55 points and 28 kills.
Day two results for EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis
The second day of the tourney was routine for TSM who won out with a total of 125 points with a staggering 65 points coming from eliminations.
The team effort gave TSM enough to edge out Reciprocity who were trailing close behind but were 5 points away from first place.
Picking up third place are the Sentinels who but up a valiant showing getting 58 elimination points and 53 placement points, which resulted in a bronze medal.
Who is playing in the EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis?
As mentioned above, there are 20 total teams competing in this tournament, including some of the most prominent organizations in esports.
15 of the squads are pro teams that were invited, while the remaining five were qualified via the online qualifiers held on June 29 (denoted below with a **)
|Team Name||Roster||Team Name||Roster|
|Misfits Gaming||helping||Team Snip3down||
|Team Liquid||Casper||Counter Logic Gaming||
Pomp The Moscles**
|SSLCK DADDY CLUBB**||
What is the format used at the EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis?
All 20 pro teams will be pitted against each other over 12 total matches to be played across the two days.
In each match, teams will be awarded points eliminations (one point per kill) and placement, according to this breakdown:
- 1st — 12 points
- 2nd — 9 points
- 3rd — 7 points
- 4th — 5 points
- 5th — 4 points
- 6th – 10th — 2 points
- 11th – 15th — 1 point
- 16th – 20th — 0 points
If there are any ties following the 12 games, then the order of the tiebreakers used will be as follows:
- Single match score: the team with the highest single match score.
- Total eliminations: the team with the most combined eliminations over the 12 matches.
- Best placing in a single match: the team that had the highest placement in a single match.
- Single match eliminations: the team that had the most eliminations in a single match.
Additionally, there will be an award called ‘Apex Predator’ that will be handed out to the player who managed to get the most eliminations throughout the entire competition.