Apex Legends League:
Apex Legends, a Battle Royale first-person shooter game, launched on 04 February 2019 developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. Nearly overnight, the game surged in popularity, with most gaming commentators noting that the game may out-pace competitors Fortnite or PUBG.
Since then, the game itself has evolved slightly, and the hype has died off a bit.
Personally, I still enjoy Apex Legends, even if I’m very rubbish, it’s a fun experience, and it’s free to play!
It’s only natural, that while the game still needs a lot of work, gaming and technology brands, wanting to add their names to the conversation.
In South Africa, the latest of these brands is Predator.
Predator Apex Legends League 2019:
Predator; the supplier of high-powered gaming desktops, notebooks, and monitors, together with Mettlestate; one of the leading esports authorities in South Africa, will bring gamers the ultimate Apex Legends experience, with an all-new Seasonal League as well LAN final towards the end of 2019.
“Esports is quickly turning into one of the biggest industries in the world and it is important for the Predator brand to support the local gaming fraternity and grow the young talent we have in South Africa,” says Belinda Marais, Acer Marketing Manager.
The league is set to have two seasons over the course of the next few months, with registrations open as of 21 June for Season 1. Registrations will be open until 5 July, with the first Season of the league set to kick off on 14 July.
Apex Legends South Africa:
Predator is another brand in a growing list of entities in South Africa that are attempting to tap into the growing audience of esports in South Africa. Which is a healthy and growing development in the space and that I’m excited to see grow.
However, with talk of an esports bubble by most local commentators, and a lack of an overall league or structured entity, curating prize pools, standards and basic league expectations, things can change very quickly, as most esports narrators have noted in the past.
I look forward to trying my chubby hand at the Apex Legends League, in support of the movement, and I recommend you try it too, it’ll only help our small space in South Africa grow.
I’d love to know what you think though, is this just another brand placement, is this good for esports South Africa, do you even care about Apex Legends? Let me know in the comments: