Battle Royale with Arda Ocal: Apex gets $500K summer circuit

May 27, 2020Arda OcalESPN Staff Writer FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintEach week, Arda Ocal will break down one major topic in the world of battle royale titles, from competitive play to general gameplay, collaborations, content and much more. Fortnite, Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds are all on the table. For our first edition, we're taking a look at Respawn's approach to the upcoming summer circuit of the Apex Legends Global Series, which was announced Wednesday, complete with a $500,000 prize pool and multiple events over several months. Here's the inside scoop on how the event came together and why the developer has begun taking a more hands-on approach to developing the Apex esports scene. I love asking high-ranking people in competitive leagues what their relationship is like with the developers of the games they occupy. Sometimes the developers fully support esports.

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