FACEIT organizes the first Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts licenced championship in Apex Legends. The competition will host a prize pool of $ 50 thousand and will begin on May 31. This was reported by the company on Twitter.
In the FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends, 16 teams will take part, 14 of which have already received invites. The list of invited teams included only teams from North America, which will include the likes of NRG eSports, 100 Thieves and Cloud9. Two more team will make their way to the championship through closed qualifiers: the organizers will select 20 teams from the Apex Pro Discord channel. Whether the teams from other regions will be able to participate in the qualifiers is unknown.
We're delighted to announce we’ll be hosting the first officially-licensed @PlayApex tournament: FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends
— FACEIT Apex (@FACEITApex) May 27, 2019
FACEIT did not publish a list of rules and other details about the tournament. Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts did not clarify whether the FACEIT Pro Series will be the first championship of their competitive season.
It will be exciting to see how this competition will play out in the future plans of the titles. Since we believe that Apex really need to push its title in the eSports industry. Yet for this purpose, they will initially need to pluck out the extensive bugs that haunt the title.
Apex Legends Streamer banned from Twitch
Apex Legends streamer, Lyndon “LyndonFPS” Lauder was permanently banned from Twitch TV on the weekend. Lyndon, who is Apex player for Spacestation Gaming, was punished by the platform after streaming while being drunk. With a glass of beer on the table, the player slept sitting in his chair and almost 500 people watched it live. The broadcast was quickly shut down by the platform and Lyndon was suspended.
In the afternoon of the same day, Lyndon confirmed in his Twitter that the suspension is final. His biography on Twitter is still listed as a “Spacestation player and Twitch partner”, though his name is no longer on the organization’s streamers page. It is not known if his name was removed from the site, or if it was ever there in the first place.
indefinite , actually trip;ping.
— LyndonFPS (@LyndonFPS) May 23, 2019
The broadcast that resulted in Lyndon’s ban, all related clips and VODs were removed from Twitch. When searching for the player’s name on YouTube , however, it is possible to find several videos where he appears angry, screaming, breaking keyboards and drinking.
Twitch community guidelines prohibit self-destructive behavior, defined it as an attitude that could endanger the streamer’s life and can lead to physical harm. Illegal and dangerous consumption of alcoholic beverages is also enlisted among the prohibited activities.
It’s not the first time a pro player has been banned from Twitch because of problems with live drinks. In January of this year, the Smash Bros. Melee Joseph “Mang0” Marquez also disregarded the rules of the platform by celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles’ NFL Finals victory. When he lifted the beer to the top, Mang0 fell from his chair, staying out of the camera reaches for about three minutes. The case led the player to be banned for seven days.