Apex Legends Preseason Invitational
The Apex Legends Preseason Invitational is the first ever international championships organized by Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment, a large scale esports tournament featuring the largest collection of competitive talent ever for an Apex Legends event. Held September 13-15 in Kraków, Poland, 80 teams (three players per team) from around the world will compete in a bracketed tournament for a prize pool of $500,000 USD.
- Eliminations will provide 1 Point.
- Placement points are distributed as the following per round:
- 1st place - 12 Points.
- 2nd place - 9 Points.
- 3rd place - 7 Points.
- 4th place - 5 Points.
- 5th place - 4 Points.
- 6th - 10th place - 2 Points.
- 11th - 15th place - 1 Points.
- 16th - 20th place - 0 Points.
- This Tournament uses a double-elimination format with a Winners Bracket and a Losers Bracket.
- All Teams will be initially placed in the Winners Bracket Round 1.
- The Winners Bracket consists of 3 rounds. Each round consists of a set number of matchups ("Match") between the Teams in a Group.
- The 10 Teams with the round's highest Series Scores in each Group at the conclusion of each round advance to the next round in the Winners Bracket or the Tournament Finals.
- The remaining Teams (max: 10) fall to the corresponding Losers Bracket as described in the Sections devoted to each Round below.
$500,000 USD are spread among the teams and players as seen below:
Interviews & Articles
- Alliance (2019-08-17). "ABC team is invited to $500,000 Apex Legends Preseason Invitational!We're currently looking for org to represent at this event. RT's appreciated! DMs are open or msg me on discord msh#2629".
- Alliance (2019-08-19). [https://twitter.com/AeQ_eSports/status/1163028145336983556 "Started from the bottom now we're here. They made us wait long but now we can finally announce that Aequilibritas E-Sports got invited to the $500k @PlayApex Invitational in Kraków, Poland."].
- Alliance (2019-08-04). "The Apex #EXP Invitational is over, we bring home some invaluable experience and will practice hard to put it to use in our next event: The $500k Preseason Invitational in Krakow, Poland!💪💚".
- Linz (2019-08-02). "So so happy to receive an invite to the @PlayApex pre season invitational 😭 this is by far the biggest thing I’ve ever had the chance to be apart of! I just hope I can find 2 teammates & the funds to afford it, I’ve never been outside the US. Really hope I can make this happen❤️".
- ASKYY (2019-08-02). "Happy to announce that @NSageot , @lxggeRR and myself are officially invited to participate in the @PlayApex Preseason Invitational. The Prize pool will be 500 000 $ ! See you in Poland!🇵🇱".
- rhythm (2019-08-02). "Very happy to receive an invite to @PlayApex $500K in Poland and represent Brazil in this event! This is the beginning of everything and you can already see how the game is growing! HYPE 💫❤️".
- NiceWigg (2019-08-04). "45 days until we leave for Poland. I will be streaming and playing every single one of those 45 days starting tomorrow.".
- nCL (2019-08-02). "happy to announce that @JujukenCS, @Tinyladyy and me are going to Poland for the APEX PRESEASON INVITATIONAL 😍😍😍😍 @DREAMITgg on tour!!!".
- CryptiK (2019-08-13). "My Team has been invited to the $500K Preseason Invitational for @PlayApex in Krakow, Poland. We have just found out that the original organisation that were going to support us has backed out. We are now looking for a new home that can offer us support cont.".
- Jaro (2019-08-05). "Super excited to announce that I will be going to the @PlayApex Preseason Invitational with @Zer0OCE and @DodgeDoodge!".
- ninexT (2019-08-13). "Recebemos a noticia ontem que não fazemos mais parte da @Cloud9.. Temos o invite para o proximo mundial da Polonia de 500K dolares mas precisamos de uma ORG. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or DM for more information.".
- Fyzu (2019-08-02). "Me and my dudes (@Wrugb, @desertukk) invited to play @PlayApex Preseason Invitational!".
- Artyco (2019-08-02). "And yes, we are invited to Poland lan 😎".
- FlyQuest (2019-08-05). "We're heading to Krakow for the Preseason Invitational. See you there 😎".
- Gen.G esports (2019-08-02). "We’re excited to announce that we’ve been invited to the @PlayApex Preseason Invitational in Poland with a chance to win $500,000.".
- Rkn (2019-08-02). "I’m happy to announce my team, HRN, has been invited and will be attending the Poland $500k tournament! : )".
- k1ck eSports Club (2019-08-06). "🔥 The @k1ckesports #Apex team has been formally invited to the $500,000 USD #ApexLegends Preseason Invitational Tournament! 🔥".
- Sweezy (2019-08-11). "Team Monkey Business is looking for an org. to represent in $500.000 Apex Legends Preseason Invitational in Poland and upcoming tournaments".
- Myztro Gaming (2019-08-06). "Myztro Gaming is delighted to announce, Our direct @PlayApex preseason invitational invite.".
- Shahin (2019-08-04). "You guys did great. Looking forward to seeing ya in Poland.".
- JSavageW (2019-08-02). "Happy to announce that @Cyqop, @QTSatiCrusader and myself are officially invited to participate in the @PlayApex Preseason Invitational. See you in Poland!".
- PENTA (2019-08-02). "Happy to announce that our #Apexlegends boys @WACKOFPS, @oraxe_, and @Neshh have received a direct invite for the upcoming $500,000 @playapex Preseason Invitational!".
- BallonG (2019-08-14). "Pepega Squadron is looking for an org to represent in $500,000 Apex Legends Preseason Invitational and future @PlayApex events.".
- csgoText (2019-08-02). "The #AcePack has officially been invited to the 500k invitational apex event in poland! We are going to show you why we are a 6X top 10 team in the apex pro league!".
- Pro Gaming team Selector (2019-08-08). "【ご報告】Apex Legends Preseason Invitationalにきのこゲンジ @k1ng_k1noko の戦績が認められ日本を代表してSELECTORが出場させていただけることになりました！".
- QLASH (2019-08-03). "We're super hyped to announce that we've been invited to the #ApexLegends Preseason Invitational 🔥".
- FRESHY (2019-08-17). "I'm happy to announce @ResistancePls has been invited to compete at @PlayApex 500k USD Preseason invitational in Poland and wanted to use this opportunity to say that we are looking for organization to represent at the event. Full team resume available on DM / discord FRESHY#7168🏽".
- Shahin (2019-08-04). "Dawwww thanks man. We’re just getting started here!! You guys did great, stoked to see you in Poland. 🙏🏽".
- Samsung Morning Stars (2019-08-06). "See you in Kraków 😎, We've been invited to the @PlayApex PreSeason Invitationals.".
- SSLCK (2019-08-07). "Our Apex team @SpacestationGG received a direct invite for Apex Preseason in Poland and will be attending! Also currently trying out 3rds for the event. Retweets appreciated".
- Snip3down (2019-08-02). "Got an invite to the @PlayApex $500k Poland invitational this morning and I am STOKED to be able to attend an event in another country again! Apex is doing it big this year and this is only just the start, big excited for the future of this game!".
- Team Secret (2019-08-03). "We're happy to announce #SecretLegends have been invited to play the @PlayApex Preseason Invitational in Krakow, Poland rocking a huge $500k prize pool! #SecretFighting".
- Phods (2019-08-13). "we back on the grind".
- Shahin (2019-08-03). "Huge congratulations to @TSM! Looked so good throughout the entire tournament, Big bright future ahead boys. See you in Poland".
- sYnceDez (2019-08-17). "With an invite officially being extended to Myself @itsWiKeD and @TheAndroidDream We're now officially also looking to represent a organization at the Krakow Poland 500k Preseason Invitational.".
- VicPls (2019-08-17). "Our Apex team @ArmorraTv @TaxiDLegend just got invited to the PlayApex Preseason 500k Invitational in Poland!!!".
- Urban (2019-08-15). "See You In Poland.".
- CAlan (2019-08-02). "Well, goodbye Minneapolis was an amazing time and experience. Great city, thanks for the amazing event @ESL @PlayApex @usbankstadium @XGames @Respawn can't wait to see you all in Poland. @Tempo_Storm is going to bring the heat we coming for that crown @TSM".
- AlexDoubleU (2019-08-18). "LET'S GO TO POLAND BOIS POGGG 🇵🇱👀".
- KRYP (2019-08-02). "WE ARE INVITED TO PLAY @PlayApex Preseason Invitational. ¡¡VAMOS SUCCUBUS!! 😜 @IamStarWraith @maydeelol".
- SWAGLOPE (2019-08-02). "Vassaks is invited to Apex Legends Preseason Invitational, looking for org btw".
- Virtus.pro (2019-08-14). "Virtus.pro will participate in Apex Legends Preseason Invitational".
- Mimu (2019-08-02). "I see an invitation in my email 👀 'ello poland".
- YMCA Esports (2019-08-02). "Your team: YMCA Esports, is formally invited to join us September 13-15 in Krakow, Poland for the APEX LEGENDS™ PRESEASON INVITATIONAL.".