Apex Legends was released back in February by EA and Respawn Entertainment. The game was a surprise for everyone because it was released without any prior announcements. Still, the game became really popular as it attracted around 25 million players in its first week. At the end of its first month, it had around 50 million players. Although the player count dropped a after a few months, its developers managed to improve it a lot. However, everyone is currently wondering when will they get a chance to bet on Apex Legends.
Apex’s Competitive Scene
As Apex was released only ten months ago, its competitive scene is not that great. Comparing with its competitors Fortnite and PUBG, Apex isn’t that huge. However, considering Fortnite and PUBG have been in the market for some years, the game cannot be compared with them. But things will soon change as Respawn is planning something big for their battle royale title.
Right after Apex was released, people started thinking it of as worth esports competition for other games. Respawn started doing whatever they could to give its esports scene a head start, and they did. In March 2019, various sponsors started coming forward to fund different Apex Legends team. The first event for the game took place on July 11, while an EXP Invitational Event was held from August 1 till 4. The event featured a prize pool of $150,000 and this was the biggest tournament of Apex. However, because of EL Paso and Dayton mass shootings, ESPN and ABC decided not to broadcast the event in respect to the victims.
Things Will Soon Change
After the event, Respawn stayed quiet about Apex’s competitive scene. Because of this very reason, most people started thinking that they won’t bee seeing big tournaments for the game anytime soon. However, they developers sure left everyone surprised after they announced the Apex Legends Global series this month. The tournament is currently scheduled to begin in January, with the final event taking place in March. The Global Series is going to feature a prize pool of $3 million, something that is huge for Apex Legneds. Players will get the chance to qualify for the tournament through various online tournaments. At the end, a total of 60 teams are going to compete in the final stage.
Betting on Apex Legends
The Apex Legends Global Series is surely going to change everything. This tournament will definitely take the competitive scene of Apex to the next level and will give it a big boost. Once it ends, we can expect esports betting sites to list Apex Legends on their sites. Respawn will most likely start hosting more and more tournaments if the Global Series is a success, and this will give people a greater chance to bet on their favorite games. We will get the chance to bet on Apex Legends really soon.
2019 was surely a great year for esports fans. We got to see tournaments that featured the biggest prize pools in the history of esports. The next year is surely going to feature tournaments that will be bigger than the previous ones.