Competitive gaming platform FACEIT has announced its first Pro Series tournament for Apex Legends. FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends will be the first officially licensed Apex Legends esports series featuring solely professional players. The series will see sixteen of the biggest esports organisations in the world compete in a points based series across eight $5,000 USD tournaments throughout the summer, with an additional $10,000 USD seasonal prize pool up for grabs for the overall highest scoring team.
The first event in the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends starts at 2PM PST/5PM EST on May 31st and each event day will run for four hours.
The teams set to compete are:
- 100 Thieves
- Team Liquid
At each event one team will compete and broadcast from the FACEIT Studios in LA whilst the others compete online via the FACEIT platform.
The entirety of the series will be broadcast live on the FACEIT TV Twitch channel, and all players will also be streaming on their own Twitch channels. The series will feature expert commentary and analysis from FACEIT's CS:GO team James Bardolph and Daniel 'DDK' Kapadia.
The FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends qualifier will span two days from May 29th-30th and will feature twenty teams selected from the Apex Pro Discord competing across twenty matches, and the top two teams will qualify for the series.
"This is the first event where these titans of the esports industry can really show what their Apex Legends rosters are made of and we're thrilled to play a part in establishing the competitive ecosystem for one of the most exciting titles in the world right now," said Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT. "We've created a dynamic setup which will split the broadcast between the teams streaming online and the team and broadcast talent in our studio in Santa Monica for a seamless viewer experience for fans."
The FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends will be broadcast live on twitch.tv/faceittv
Each event day will run for a duration of four hours, starting at 2:00 PM PST/5 PM EST:
Event day 1: May 31
Event day 2: June 14
Event day 3: June 21
Event day 4: June 28
Event day 5: July 5
Event day 6: July 12
Event day 7: July 19
Event day 8: July 26