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The Esports World Cup has released more details about their Apex Legends event. The Apex Legends tournament in Riyadh will have a $2,000,000 prize pool, will feature 40 teams and will be open for anyone to try and enter!

That makes this event the joint highest Apex Legends prize-pool ever, tied with the ALGS Championship events.

Apex Legends Esports World Cup event format

The event will use a different format to what we have seen at ALGS LAN events. The Apex Legends esports World Cup event will divide the 40 teams into two groups. Those teams will compete for a top 9 slot to qualify for the finals.

Then, teams who finished between 10th and 19th (meaning 20th place is eliminated early) will compete in a high stakes Last Chance Qualifier for the final two slots in the grand finals.

The event will run as follows:

Date
Matches
1 AugustGroup A
2 AugustGroup B
3 AugustLast Chance
4 AugustFinals

Group Stage and Last Chance stages will be a whopping TEN games.

The Finals will use the Match Point format, with a threshold of 60 points, not the usual 50.

The Maps used will be Storm Point and Worlds Edge. However, games five and six in the Group Stage and Last Chance are marked as Viewer Selection in the Rule Book. It is not clear if that is a choice between Worlds Edge and Storm Point, or if fans could vote to add in one of Olympus, Broken Moon or Kings Canyon.

Which teams will play?

The Esports World Cup will be inviting the top eight teams from the recent ALGS Pro League across the four regions. For all regions besides North America, this will be the exact same teams that qualified for the ALGS Split 1 Playoffs.

North America has 12 slots for that event, meaning some teams will be forced into open qualifiers. This might cause some frustration with those teams, who didn't realise qualification for this event was also on the line.

There will be open qualifiers for the teams who did not yet make it. These events will also be open to anyone who wishes to enter. Could YOU qualify for the event?

Confirmed Qualified Teams:

North America:

  • DarkZero
  • (not?)Moist Esports
  • TSM
  • Team Liquid
  • Disguised
  • Elev8 Gaming
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • Luminosity Gaming

EMEA:

  • Aurora
  • NAVI
  • Alliance
  • Made In Heaven
  • o7
  • Passion UA
  • 2R1C
  • OMiT

APAC North:

  • FNATIC
  • Reject Winnity
  • Kinotrope Gaming
  • RIDDLE
  • HAO
  • Crazy Raccoon
  • Red Rams
  • Northeption

APAC South:

  • Wonton Dumpling
  • Legends Gaming
  • Tom Yum Kung
  • MDY White
  • Virtus.pro
  • Serenity
  • Boogie Boarders
  • Heroez

Esports World Cup Apex Legends Open Qualifiers details

There will be five open qualifiers.

As well as the open qualifiers, there will be one Wildcard team.

Prize Pool distribution

Apex Legends Esports World Cup Prize Pool Breakdown:

Rank
Prize
1st$600,000
2nd$375,000
3rd$200,000
4th$135,000
5th$100,000
6th$85,000
7th$70,000
8th$55,000
9th$40,000
10th$30,500
11th$26,500
12th$24,500
13th$22,500
14th$20,500
15th$18,500
16th$17,000
17th$15,500
18th$14,000
19th$13,000
20th$12,000
21st$11,000
22nd$10,500
23rd$10,000
24th$9,500
25th$9,000
26th$8,500
27th$8,000
28th$7,500
29th$7,000
30th$6,500
31st$6,000
32nd$5,500
33rd$5,000
34th$4,500
35th$4,000
36th$3,500
37th$3,000
38th$2,500
39th$2,000
40th$2,000

For more coverage of the Esports World Cup Apex Legends event, stay tuned to esports.gg.

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