It was recently announced that the Apex Legends Global Series Championship will have crowd-funding, with Respawn utilizing animal-themed cosmetic bundle sales in part to help greater fund the event, and increase the prize pool for the winning teams. The new bundles, each containing a legendary skin, epic gun charm, and epic banner frame, will cost $25 per bundle, with an option to purchase all four bundles for a total of $90.
Apex Legends Global Series Championship Prize Pool Will Have Crowd Funding
In a blog post, Electronic Arts state that for each bundle sold, they will place $5 going towards the prize pool for the ALGS Championship, and $20 for each player that purchases the $90 option. The additions to the prize pool could potentially raise the grand total from $1 million to $3 million and demonstrate the growing desire for Apex Legends to be considered not only a top-tier battle royale but to carve out its place in the esports scene.
With this level of fan interaction, it's bound to promote and garner interest in the ALGS Championship, even for players who couldn't care less about esports as a whole. It's only natural for people to feel a level of attachment with a goal like this, and perhaps EA is counting on that to raise the prize pool for competing teams and to raise interest among the larger Apex Legends player base. $3 million may seem like a large task, but very few fanbases are as dedicated as the Apex Legends community.
The bundles, for Pathfinder, Fuse, Octane, and Caustic, will continue to be sold until June 1, coinciding with the beginning of ALGS Championship. The Championship will continue throughout the week, with its finale on June 12 and 13.