The first ever Australian Apex Open has begun with the first round starting on April 15 and running through to April 21. With $35,000 AUD on the line, there’s a real opportunity for players and esports organisations to walk away with a hefty chunk of change.
It’s no surprise then that major esports organisations in Australia would want to participate. Mogul has announced that Aussie esports team Athletico has joined the Australian Apex Open and will be making a play for the grand prize.
According to Mogul’s Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer Jamie Skella;
Existing professionals can seriously explore what it might mean to compete in the latest titles prior to being formally embraced by their teams, while unsigned players have the opportunity to make a name for themselves with those teams.
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The announcement of Athletico joining the Australian Apex Open coincides with the team’s own announcement of its Apex Legends team. In a statement, Athletico said;
Athletico is pleased to announce it has joined the Apex Legends ranks with a squad of 3 extremely dedicated and talented players; BulletL, C3rb, and eDGe. We have been speaking with this team for a while now, keeping an eye on their growth and attitude.
This coupled our past experiences with the players in PUBG laid down a foundation of confidence in the team and their drive for success.
After round one of the Australian Apex Open finishes up on April 21, three additional qualifying rounds will be held. Registrations for these qualifiers are still open. Teams will be able to participate in a minimum of seven tournaments in each qualifier week. The top four tournament scores for the week will count toward the leaderboard.
Richard Lee, Director of Operations for Athletico said “We see Mogul are playing an important role in competitive play for teams and players in the region. The Australian Apex Open will give the players the ability to judge where they stand in the region while having a further large monetary incentive to play at the highest level of competition available, legitimising career potential as a competitor.”
He went on to say that Mogul’s grassroots approach to esports provides scope for many more hopeful players to join in and potentially become pros. Skella added that by having organisations like Athletico involved, the level of skill and standard of players improves.
To register for the Australian Apex Open head to the website.