Apex Legends Global Series Winter Tour 2021 Announced
EA and Respawn Entertainment have officially announced the next iteration of the Apex Legends global series. The official esports side of the Battle Royale game will continue the format it started this year with the Apex Legends Global Series Winter Tour in 2021.
The Apex Legends Global Series Winter Tour kicks off at the start of the year with a few upcoming competitions for players to participate in or watch. For the most part, this upcoming 2021 season will be similar to what we had earlier this year.
With the conclusion of the Apex Legends Fall Tour Ahead, it’s already time to start looking ahead and what EA has in store for the pro side of the game. It looks like there will be little downtime before the next circuit starts.
The 2021 winter circuit will start in early January and will offer a form largely similar to the summer and fall seasons. This wasn’t originally going to be what the Apex esport scene was going to be, but it became that.
With the pandemic and all this year, the possibility of in-person events is gone. Online appears to be the answer for this year, and cases are starting to increase in many parts of the world during these colder months.
The full schedule for the upcoming Apex Legends Global Series winter tour has been officially revealed. Regional broadcasts will now switch to Sunday during this next season. Players will be able to continue watching the matches on Twitch, YouTube and Mildom.
The first tournament will be the Winter Circuit Preliminary Online Tournament starting on January 17th. The time zones will be slightly different, depending on the region you’re in, but players from North America will start at 2:15 p.m. PT (5:15 p.m. ET).
The Apex Legends Global Series winter circuit will follow the general format with several normal online tournaments leading up to the main event at the end of the season. The second online tournament will follow shortly after the first also in January.
The second 2021 Winter Circuit online tournament will take place on January 31. The third online tournament will take place a few weeks later, on February 21, at the same time as usual.
The fourth and final online tournament will take place on March 7, at the usual time. However, this won’t be the last chance for players to compete for a shot at the main playoff event this season. That honor goes to the Last Chance Qualifier, as always.
The last chance qualifier will take place on March 21 just before the playoffs. Players who did not qualify for the playoffs will have the opportunity to do so at the last minute.
EA only records the time on this day for the APAC North region. It is not certain that this qualifying tournament will only take place in regions other than there. And then, last but not least, the season calendar ends with the playoffs.
Day one of the playoffs is March 27 at 3 p.m. PT and day two the day after March 28 to wrap up with the winners. It remains to be seen whether teams like TSM, Jupiter Vega, ATK and others will continue their reign.
With the Apex Legends Global Series Winter Tour kicking off early next year, you don’t have much time to prepare for what’s to come. If you missed the first two seasons and want the chance to compete for fame and money, now is the time to sign up.
Players can register on January 5 for the first online tournament. It will be open to all eligible players. These rules are that you must be on PC, you must have achieved Gold Rank IV in Division Two of the current season, and register by January 14 at noon PT.
Winter season matches on adult cam sites will have the new Freecam technology used for them, bringing action like never before for fans watching the matches live. You’ll be able to enjoy 360-degree action to see what the top teams around the world will be up to in the middle of matches.
Online tournament prices will be based on the region in which you are participating. For Europe and North America, the top prize will be $ 6,000 for each of the winners, while the winners from the North America and EMEA regions will each receive $ 48,000 in the playoffs.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Apex Legends Global Series Winter Circuit 2021, regarding specific regions we haven’t mentioned like APAC North, APAC South and others, check out the full info on the new season on the EA official website.