Following extensive community feedback on Twitter, Reddit and other social media platforms, EA will fund travel for all competing teams participating in the Apex Legends Year 2 event. It all happens within 24 hours, and for some of the best players in the world, it will make it a lot more realistic to play in the event.
Previously, only the top five teams from APAC North, NA and EMEA were paid by Apex Legends publishers, and the top 2 teams from APAC South and SA also had only their fees.
As you can imagine, this has put additional financial pressure on certain teams that, until this change in policy, will have to travel to Stockholm, Sweden for the second-season playoffs on April 29. Funding for travel. For teams headquartered across continents, being expected to pay for their entire team and coaching staff burns a big hole in their pockets.
However, with these costs now covered, that concern has completely disappeared. Not only can teams travel to Sweden on EA’s dime, but they can play in the ALGS Championship in a similar fashion as long as they qualify for the finals.
We’ve listened to your feedback on travel. Therefore, we have decided to cover travel expenses for all starters participating in live events for the remainder of Year 2.
See you in Stockholm!
– Apex Legends Esports (@PlayApexEsports) March 31, 2022
One can only hope this trend continues into the third year of Apex Legends competitive events. While this shift is good news, it specifies that only travel costs for the remaining Year 2 activities will be paid. Given the backlash, it’s hard to imagine going back to the old plan, but it’s still something to watch.
For more Apex Legends news and coverage, check out our articles on the new PS5 and Xbox Series X releases of Apex Legends, as well as the return of Control Mode and more from the Warriors Collection event.