The ESPN EXP Invitational Qualifier: Apex Legends at XG Minneapolis
Event: The ESPN EXP Invitational - Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis 2019
Signups are now open for online qualifiers on Saturday, June 29 for the EXP Invitational - Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis for teams in North America, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. Two winners from North America, two winners from Europe, and one winner from Australia/New Zealand will be selected to compete in Minneapolis.
Along with the five teams earning their spot via online qualification, ESPN will invite 15 of the best teams in the world to compete at the EXP Invitational - Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis, held August 2-3 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Find out all that you need to know about the qualifiers, how to participate and more details below.
THE ONLINE QUALIFIERS
Be sure to read up on the details below to make sure you know everything you need to in order to make it to X Games!
- Sign-ups close June 28th, noon local time (North America until 12: 00 P.M. PDT, Europe until 12.00 CEST, Australia/New Zealand until 12.00 AEST)
- Competition starts on June 29th, 2019 (North America at 12: 00 P.M. PDT, Europe at 12.00 CEST, Australia/New Zealand at 12.00 AEST)
- Submit your results and screenshots here before the deadline on June 29th (North America at 7:00 P.M. PDT, Europe at 19.00 CEST, Australia/New Zealand at 19.00 AEST)
- Join our Discord for support and answers
- Be a little patient to find out if you've claimed a spot in Minneapolis!
Can I participate?
In order to be eligible to sign up for the qualifiers, there are just a couple of things you need to consider.
First, you will need to have an EA Origin account and download Apex: Legends, both of which are available for free! And make sure your Apex:Legends player account is at least level 50! Next, you will need to register an ESL account, if you don't have one yet.
Further, you must be at least 16 years old as of June 28th, 2019 and at least the minimum age required to have a full (not underage) EA account in your territory of residence. If you are under the age of majority in your territory of residence and if you were to qualify for the live event, you must have a parent or legal guardian accompany you to the event and consent to the rules on your behalf.
Lastly, make sure you are eligible to participate by checking the official regional qualifiers country list below.
Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Malta, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
North America: United States of America and Canada
Australia and New Zealand
Okay, I signed up for my regions qualifier: How do I qualify for the X Games?
On June 29, it's time for your squad to prove itself! At your regions start time, you and your teammates will have six hours to achieve and gather your best six results by playing in standard online matchmaking. Placing first will earn your team 20 points and for every elimination your team will also earn 1 point.
At the end of that time period, you will have one hour to submit your results and screenshots from your best six matches here (only one person from the team needs to do this). Our tournament partners will then verify your official score submissions for eligibility and verification.
Results from the eligibility and score verification process will be posted no later than two week(s) after the qualifier.
Where do I go if I need support during the tournament or have questions?
Easiest thing you can go and join our Discord server. You can also submit a support ticket at the bottom of the page of your regions qualifier.
THE LIVE EVENT
It all comes to a final circle on August 2nd and 3rd in Minneapolis! 20 teams will compete for their share of the $150,000 prize pool!
You can watch all the live action of the EXP Invitational - Apex Legends at X Games Minneapolis on August 2nd and 3rd on multiple platforms, including the ESPN app. On August 10 at p.m. ET (ESPN2) you will then be able to relive the best stories and moments from the live event.
We will have more news to share about the event, the competitors, the schedule in the near future!
Important news for those who prefer to use an Xbox One or PS4 controller over mouse and keyboard: while you have to qualify on PC, controllers are allowed instead of mouse/keyboard at the live event.