ALGS Split 1 Playoffs: Schedule, groups, Twitch drops, and more
The ALGS Split 1 playoffs take place February 2-5. All the details on how to watch, who’s playing, and when to watch the action.
The ALGS Split 1 Playoffs are set to be held at the Copperbox Arena, London between February 2 to February 5. 40 teams will compete for a share of the $1,000,000 prize pool. They will also compete for valuable 'Playoff Points'. It is through playoff points that teams will qualify for the end-of-season ALGS Championship to be held in the summer.
As well as having an in-person crowd, the ALGS Split 1 Playoffs will also be streamed on Twitch. The award-winning Multiview will return, as will Twitch Drops.
There is also a host of talent forming a star-studded ALGS broadcast team in London. This includes NiceWigg and Greek who are back hosting their incredibly popular B-stream.
For interviews, recap and analysis check out our ALGS Split 1 Playoffs event hub.
ALGS Split 1 Playoffs: Groups
The 40 teams are split into four groups. Each group will play each other in one six-game series, with the overall standings determining who passes into the winners and losers brackets. Groups were snake seeded based on their regional pro league finishes.
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Teams are competing for a share of $1,000,000. However, only the top 20 teams will earn prize money. Anyone eliminated before the finals on Sunday will return home without any financial reward for their efforts in London.
This makes it more important than ever for teams to qualify for the finals. Smaller regions like South America lack third-party tournaments, putting extra emphasis on the money ALGS can yield for those teams to afford things like boot camps before events.
ALGS Split 1 Playoffs schedule
The Split 1 Playoffs start at 1700 GMT on Thursday, February 2, with a 40-team group stage spread across the first two days of competition. In the group stage, teams will be split into four groups of ten, and each group will play a single six-match series against every other group.
Following the group stage, every team will be assigned a starting position in the double-elimination bracket stage based on their group stage performance. The bracket stage kicks off at 1000 GMT on Saturday, February 4.
Finally, after playing through the double-elimination bracket on Saturday, the top 20 teams will advance to the Match Point finals, while the rest of the field is eliminated.
The Finals are set to take place on Sunday, February 5 at 1200 GMT and will consist of a single Match Point format series to determine your ALGS Year 3 Split 1 Playoffs Champion.
Thu, Feb 2
A vs. B / C vs. D
2:00 AM (FRI)
Fri, Feb 3
B vs. D / A vs. C
Fri, Feb 3
B vs. C / A vs. D
12:15 AM (SAT)
Sat, Feb 4
Elimination - Round 1
Sat, Feb 4
Sat, Feb 4
Elimination - Round 2
3:45 AM (SUN)
Sun, Feb 5
Match Point Finals
Where to watch
ALGS fans can watch their favorite teams compete all weekend long on the official Twitch and YouTube channels. And in what is quickly becoming an ALGS live event tradition, fan-favorites NiceWigg and Greek will be joining us on-site in London, providing B-stream coverage on NiceWigg’s Twitch Channel during the Group Stage and hosting a watch party for the Bracket Stage and Finals matches.
The ALGS broadcast has a talented team of casters, including fan favorites such as Fallout and Tsquared as well as the likes of Onset and Gaskin.
Twitch Drops return
Fans that tune in to the Split 1 Playoffs on Twitch can also earn rewards just for watching, as Twitch Drops will be available on twitch.tv/playapex and through some of your favorite ALGS content creators during the Match Point Finals on Sunday, February 5!
You’re already set to earn Twitch Drops for watching the Split 1 Playoffs if you linked your account for a previous ALGS broadcast, but if not, follow the steps below to connect your Twitch and EA accounts for the first time.
- Make sure your platform account is linked to your EA Account.
- Create or sign in to your Twitch account and connect it to your EA Account.
- Watch the Finals of the Split 1 Playoffs on Twitch to earn your Drops.
- Claim your Twitch Drops from your inventory as soon as they’re available.
Earning Thresholds & Rewards
- 15 cumulative minutes watched on Day #4 of the Split 1 Playoffs: 'ALGS-Hunted' Holospray
- 1 cumulative hour watched on Day #4 of the Split 1 Playoffs: 'Shock & Claw' Volt Weapon Skin
- 2 cumulative hours watched on Day #4 of the Split 1 Playoffs: 'Natural Selection' Gibraltar Skin
- 3 cumulative hours watched on Day #4 of the Split 1 Playoffs: 'King of the Ring' Gun Charm
For more details on how to discover and claim drops on Twitch, see here.
Multiview also returns
If you are watching on the official PlayApex twitch channel, you'll also have access to multiview. This will allow you to watch up to four streams at once. Choose from POVs of every team playing on the main stage, as well as both map and stat streams. Team POVs also include their communication - if you have a favorite team this is the best way to follow their progress!
Check out our event hub for full coverage of the ALGS Split 1 Playoffs in London, and stay tuned to Esports.gg!
Editor | Twitter @TAG_tom_apex
From the UK, Tom is an experienced semi-professional Apex Legends player having competed in the ALGS Challenger Circuit over multiple seasons. He is a specialist in the competitive scene, with deep knowledge of ALGS. He has worked on several notable tournament broadcasts, as both an observer and caster.