Apex Legends’ Prize Pools Are A Tiny Fraction Of Fortnite’s

Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play battle royale, Apex Legends, has been compared to Epic Games’ Fortnite ever since it launched back in February this year.

The two games share a few battle mechanics and play styles, and Apex Legends was – for a while – expected to replace Fortnite in the BR market.

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However, in terms of competitive play, there’s one huge difference between Fortnite and Apex Legends, and it’s all down to the money.

Unfortunately for those experienced Apex players who are looking to score big in the cash department, it’s been revealed that Apex tournament money prizes are going to be considerably lower than Fortnite‘s offerings.

EA has released a series of tournament guidelines and regulations, which dictate quite a lot of rules for those setting up any Apex Legends tournaments.

The most important of the rules relates to the money that goes into these tournaments, how it’s used, and how much can be taken and given.

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EA says that entry fees are allowed to be charged, but limited to $20 USD for each player. The funds must go towards funding the tournament, and not into anyone’s pocket.

The total prize pool is limited to $10,000 per year, which means that only annual events will have the big cash prizes.

EA has also capped the figure that streamers can earn while streaming the tournament.

Streamers won’t be allowed to make more than $10,000 USD, meaning they can still do the lovely ol’ charity streams, but it means the likes of Ninja and Shroud won’t be taking part. The Twitch stars can easily earn more than $10k a stream.

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Other rules dictate that all tournaments have to be strictly non-profit, and your tournament can’t be sponsored by any unsavoury companies, such as tobacco, alcohol, tattoo or gambling companies.

In stark contract, Fortnite‘s Epic Games has pledged $100 million in prize money for competitive tournaments in 2019.

If you’re in it for the big win, you might want to work on your Victory Royale.

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