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Apex Legends announces Nessie Cup with $250k Prize Pool

The Nessie Cup is a $250k Apex Legends tournament hosted by popular content creators that features unique challenges and twists.

Nessie fans and Apex Legends sweats unite! The Apex Legends Nessie Cup invitational just got announced with a $250,000 prize pool up for grabs. The invitational will feature several unique challenges hosted by popular Apex Legends creators GuhRL, Raynday, and Dazs. The tournament starts on March 7 and the hosts will be sharing registration details and eligibility requirements on their individual social channels.

How to enter the Nessie Cup

Registering for the Nessie Cup is simple, but there are some restrictions on who can participate in the tournament. Here are the details.

  • It's an NA-only event. Players from other regions can't participate.
  • Only PC players can participate in the event.
  • Participants must be 16 years or older.
  • Anyone who meets the above parameters can apply, on the condition that they stream during the day of the event.
  • Fill out the application form if you meet the requirements.

The Apex Legends Nessie Cup will feature unique challenges

The main highlight of the Nessie Cup is that it will feature unique challenges for participants and isn't your usual Apex Legends tournament. These challenges include:

  • Trios No Weapons: Participants will play melee and abilities only
  • Apex Legends™ Mini Games: Win a series of mini BR / Mixtape challenges to advance
  • Random Royale: Participants will be jostled around across different teams so that each team is different for each match
  • Wattson Punch-Out: Players have to kill the Wattson character on the other team via punching

They certainly seem like interesting challenges, though Wattson may not enjoy being the punching bag that often.

Apex Legends Content Creators to host the tournament

The Nessie Cup will feature three rounds of invitational hosted by three Apex Legends content creators on three separate days. The hosts are GuhRL, Raynday and Dazs. Each host will oversee a unique set of game modes and challenges. Once the invitationals are concluded, top players will advance to the finals which will take place on March 28. The details for the invitationals are as follows.

  • March 7 (4pm PST/7pm EST) - Invitational 1
    - Host: GuhRL
    - Format: Apex Legends Minigames
  • March 14 (4pm PST/7pm EST) - Invitational 2
    - Host: Raynday
    - Format: Duos, Team Deathmatch, Control. Points will attribute to kills
    - Twist: Random Royale
  • March 21 (4pm PST/7pm EST) - Invitational 3
    - Host: Dazs
    - Format: Three Strikes+Trios No Weapon+Wattson Punch Out
    - Twist: Random Royale
  • March 28 (4pm PST/7pm EST) - Finals (Modes are subject to change)
    - Game 1: Three Strikes
    - Game 2: Hide and Seek
    - Game 3: Trios with no weapons
    - Game 4: Snipers + Shotguns only (Armed & Dangerous?)
    - Game 5: Offence vs Defence (30 Assaults vs 30 Controllers)
    - Game 6: Trios with no weapons
    - Twist Throughout the Finals: Random Royale

That's an interesting format, to say the least. Three rounds of invitationals and one grand finale with different game modes. Let's see how it goes. Each round of invitationals comes with a $50,000 prize pool and top competitors in the finals have a chance to earn a share of an additional $100,000 prize pool.

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