Electronic Arts is the parent company of Respawn Entertainmen which is responsable the development of Apex Legends. EA's competitive division is responsible for the competition regarding Apex Legends esports.
The first offical tournament, was held in Minneapolis, United States, in corperation with the X Games, in order to unveil Dota 2 to worldwide audiences. It drew attention due to being the first official EA sponsored tournament on a lan client, featuring a $150,000 USD prize pool.
On July 30th, 2019, Apex Legends announced the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational a tournament to be held in Kraków, Poland, featuring 80 invited teams from across the globe, and a $500,000 USD prize pool.