ALGS Year 3 adds Regional Finals, more LANs - Upcomer
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Electronic Arts announced Wednesday details about the upcoming season of the Apex Legends Global Series. Notable changes for ALGS Year 3 include the inclusion of three international LANs and the addition of online Regional Finals.

During the upcoming season, EA aims to build on the momentum established by the ALGS Year 2 Championship, which took place in Raleigh, North Carolina, in July and boasted nearly 11 million hours of total watch time. Next season, there will be three offline majors, starting with the Split 1 Playoffs in the winter of 2023, followed by the Split 2 Playoffs in the spring and the ALGS Year 3 Championship in the summer.

In addition, every region will now have its own Regional Finals on the final day of each Regular Season Split. Each Regional Finals will feature the top 20 teams from that region competing in a Match Point series. Members of the winning team at the Regional Finals will guarantee a spot in the Playoffs for themselves.

More about ALGS Year 3

ALGS Year 3 Schedule
The general schedule for the upcoming ALGS season. | Provided by EA

Going forward, the Pro League will feature 30 teams for each region, consisting of 22 invited teams and eight teams who will earn their spots through Preseason Qualifiers in October of this year. The first split of the Pro League will kick off on November 6. There will be $5 million up for grabs across the whole circuit.

In addition, the amatuer Challenger Circuit is also set to begin in November. The winning team from Split 1 of the Challenger Circuit will automatically qualify for the Split 2 Pro League Qualifier. Then, the winning team from the second split will automatically qualify for the world championship’s Last Chance Qualifier.

Teams interested in competing in the Preseason Qualifiers can sign up on the EA Events website. Fans can expect a more specific schedule and information about the locations for the offline majors to come in the near future.

Dylan Tate is an alumnus of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a gaming journalist with a love for Nintendo esports, particularly Super Smash Bros. and Pokémon.