Teams to Watch Out for at the Apex Legends Global Series Championship
The Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) Championship is finally here with 40 teams set to compete in a bid to become the first-ever Apex Legends world champion. The event will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina with a live audience. There are a lot of teams that have risen through the ranks in Apex Legends esports in recent ALGS events and there are no clear favorites to win the event. Here are some of the top teams that you should keep an eye on.
DarkZero - Split 2 Champion Returns Stronger
DarkZero (Formerly Reignite) is the Split 2 champion and the only team other than TSM to win a major LAN event in Apex Legends. The team showed tremendous consistency throughout the Split to playoffs and the fact that the team managed to win without Noyan "Genburten" Ozkose, who is arguably the best controller player in the pro scene, is a testament that the team is not to be trifled with. Genburten will be playing in the championship and his team is in strong contention to bring the championship to Asia-Pacific (APAC) South.
TSM - The CEO is Coming For Everyone
Philip “ImperialHal” Dosen is known as the best in-game leader (IGL) in competitive Apex and he has led his team to victory time and again. TSM is one of the most successful teams in Apex Legends history and Hal, who is also called “The CEO”, is the biggest name in the esport. If there is one team that can match DarkZero’s strength, it is TSM and there will be millions of fans rooting for the team.
OpTic - From Underdogs to a Major Threat
OpTic was one of the most underrated teams in Apex Legends esports. The team rarely loses 3v3s and it dominated Split Two playoffs with some solid performances. The team came fourth in the Stockholm LAN and it will be back with a vengeance to take the number one spot.
NRG and TSM were the two best teams in North America before OpTic’s rise. While it has not won any recent championships, NRG has been very consistent in all events. Christopher “sweetdreams” Sexton is one of the best IGLs in the world and has led his team to multiple ALGS circuit playoffs in 2021.
Fnatic - Journey from Europe to APAC
Fnatic had left the pro Apex scene for a long time and it made its return in June. But the European organization chose to compete from APAC North. By acquiring the GameWith roster, the team shall now debut at the biggest Apex Legends esports events to date.