EA have announced changes to the location and dates of ALGS Champs 2023, the finale to the ALGS season.
EA have announced a change of venue for the upcoming finale to their ALGS season of Apex Legends. ALGS Champs 2023 will now be taking place in September instead of August, and will take place in a different venue.
When is ALGS Champs 2023?
ALGS Champs 2023 will now be taking place in Resorts World from September 6 to 10 in Birmingham, England. It was previously scheduled for August at the Copper Box Arena in London, the location of the Split 1 and 2 Playoffs. This means that ALGS Champs 2023 will be over five days instead of four like last year.
This means that ALGS Champs 2023 will be over five days instead of four like last year. The change was revealed during Championship Sunday at the ALGS Split 2 Playoffs LAN Finals on July 16, 2023.
How to buy ALGS Champs 2023 tickets?
Tickets for ALGS Champs 2023 will go on sale Friday, July 21, at 10am BST on the ALGS website. The event will run from September 6 to 10.
- NA West (PST): 2am PST
- NA East (EST): 5am EST
- United Kingdom: 10 am BST
- Singapore (SGT): 5pm SGT
While EA did not confirm their expected number of tickets to go on sale, they did confirm the audience capacity would be "substantially higher" than at the Copperbox Arena.
"We wanted to explore opportunities to go bigger"
Esports.gg had the opportunity to speak to representatives of EA during ALGS Split 2 Playoffs in London about the upcoming ALGS Champs 2023. We asked what was the motivation behind the change of venue.
"Over the last Split we've seen so much momentum in terms of engagement and viewership," said Jasmine Chiang, Apex Legends' Global Sr. Brand Marketing Manager.
"We're sold out for the final day [of Split 2], and we wanted to explore opportunities to go bigger, add more space, as well as potential for more activations with our teams, community and brand partners. Resorts World is really a great opportunity to maximise that."
EA introduced several new fan activations at Split 2 playoffs in London, including player meet & greets, team merch booths and a WD_Black gaming bus outside the venue. EA's Jasmine Chiang said the goal was to "blow that up even bigger" for ALGS Champs.
The ALGS Champs will coincide with the Insomnia Gaming Festival taking place at the LEC in Birmingham from September 7 to 10.
"ALGS Champs will be happening just down the road from Insomnia, known as the UK's biggest gaming festival, so we're really hoping to make this THE biggest weekend of gaming in the UK," added Jasmine Chiang.
"We're really excited. I've been to every Apex event ALGS has ever hosted and I really think this is going to be the best event we've ever had 100%," said Monica Dinsmore, EA's Senior Director, Esports Brand & Marketing.
"We want to keep fueling that momentum and providing more opportunities for the ALGS to grow. We're already pushing the boundaries, but we feel this will be an unlock that catapults us."
What is Resorts World?
Resorts World is a 16,000+ concert capacity event hall in Birmingham, England. Resorts World is seven-storeys high and the largest Resorts World venue in Europe. For comparison the Copperbox Arena - the original location planned for ALGS Champs 2023 - has a concert capacity of 7,000+.
In terms of size there is also a vast difference. The new Resorts World venue is 59,000 square ft, compared to the 2,700 square ft Copperbox Arena.