TEC Announces Rise of Legion: Apex Legends Tournament
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The Esports Club (TEC) has announced the first-ever South Asian Apex Legends event titled Rise of Legion: Apex Legends. The tournament is sponsored by Lenovo and Intel and will run from 15th June to 24th June. The registered teams from India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will play through a round of qualifiers and meet teams from the Asia Pacific South (APAC South) during the semi-finals and the finals of the Rise of Legion: Apex Legends.
The prize pool for Rise of Legion is $10K USD and will be split between the top three teams and the most valuable player (MVP) of the event. The registrations for this event are live and will close on 14th June.
"Apex Legends has quietly emerged as one of the most exciting Esports titles around and there's always been a sizeable audience in India that has enjoyed the game," said Ishaan Arya, Co Founder & Head of Business Development of TEC in a quote to AFK Gaming. "After helping build up the Valorant ecosystem to where it is today, we're now looking at supporting other titles by creating both regional and international opportunities for teams and players. The publisher EA is very supportive and enthusiastic about the potential in the region and the response from the players."
A guide to TEC's Rise of Legion: Apex Legends
TEC Rise of Legion: Apex Legends event is going to be split into three phases. They are as follows:
South Asian Qualifiers: Teams from India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will register and play through this phase.
Group Stage: Top 15 invited teams from the Asia Pacific (APAC) South and 15 teams from the South Asian Qualifiers will meet here.
Finals: The top 20 teams from the APAC South and South Asian region will compete for a share in the prize pool in this stage.
Dates and Schedule
Qualifier- 15th and 16th June - only for South Asia
Main Event (Groups and Finals) - 17th to 24th June
Invited Teams from APAC South
Dewa United Esports
Inside The Ring
ANT Esports Club
Total prize pool: $10K USD
First-place team: $5K USD
Second-place team: $3K USD
Third-place team: $1.5K USD
MVP: $500 USD
TEC's Rise of Legion Apex Legends tournament will be broadcast on The Esports Club's official YouTube channel and will feature some of the finest Apex Legends teams in the region. This is perhaps the biggest ever Apex Legends esports tournament in the region, and could be a key tournament in the overall development of the ecosystem for the game.
Prior to this, in the 2021 Rise of Legion - South Asia tournament, POPping Off emerged victorious, securing the lion's share of the $4.08K total prize pool.
It will be interesting to see if the 15 qualifying teams can hold their own against the 15 invited teams.
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