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ALGS Year 4 Introduces Format And Regional Changes
- On Thursday, October 5, 2023, EA and ALGS announced major format changes for ALGS Year 4
- New competitive region and format changes in South America league
- The changes will go into effect with the start of the 2024 ALGS season
EA and Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) announced major format and regional changes for ALGS Year 4. The most notable changes include the addition of a new region and major competition changes in South America.
On Thursday, October 5, EA and ALGS announced several changes that’ll come into effect in Apex Legends esports in 2024. The main two changes include the introduction of a new competitive region, the People’s Republic of China and the removal of the Pro League system in South America, which will no longer serve as a regular season and a qualifying event for Apex Legends esports LAN tournaments.
With the changes, South America and China will be guaranteed at least two spots at LAN events apiece. Depending on the regions’ performances in the Split One Playoffs, Chinese and South American teams will have a chance to earn more LAN spots for their region.
Chinese teams will be invited to LAN events by ALGS, whereas South American teams will qualify for tournaments through Challenger Circuit tournaments, which lead to a match point Regional Finals.
Besides the two changes in China and South America, ALGS Year 4 will also introduce changes to how LAN qualification works and add more LAN spots for APAC South and North American Apex Legends teams.
APAC getting more spots is a long-overdue change. Despite being one of the top regions in Apex Legends esports, APAC South has started the last two seasons with just five spots at LAN events, which led to community outcries which have seemingly been heard.
Starting with ALGS Year 4, APAC South will have eight guaranteed spots at LAN events, the same number of spots as APAC North and EMEA. North America, on the other hand, will have 12 spots for Split One Playoffs due to its status as the most competitive Apex Legends esports region in the scene.
There are also changes to the prize pool, namely in APAC South. The region will have an increased prize pool in the Pro League, which will increase by $125,000 per split, doubling the APAC South Pro League prize pool from 2023.
As it stands now, it’s still unclear when ALGS Year 4 LAN events will take place, but we know that the prize pools will remain the same - $1,000,000 for Split One and Split Two Playoffs and $2,000,000 for the season-culminating ALGS Championship 2024.