Late last month India’s first Apex Legends PC invitational tournament was organised by The Esports Club with support from AMD and retail chain Croma. Over a two-day period, 16 of India’s top streamers competed for a prize pool of Rs. 300,000. Most esports companies tend to shy away from anything that isn’t Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Valorant, making us wonder if Apex Legends has an active enough community on PC to warrant the attention. IGN India spoke to The Esports Club co-founder Ishaan Arya to find out more.
“We’re always experimenting with different games, formats and IPs,” Arya says. “One of the major reasons behind the success of our events is the fact that we’re always looking ahead at how we can do something different or new and identifying games that have a lot of untapped potential within the region.”
This should come as no surprise since The Esports Club also held the nation’s first Warzone invitational. And while that game had a host of unique challenges that Arya and his team had to overcome, we had to ask if Apex Legends posed similar concerns.
Challenges of Running an Apex Legends Tournament
“Every battle royale has its own unique elements and camera capabilities that makes for a very different playing and viewing experience,” he says. “Apex Legends with how the mountainous terrain works, how third person spectator camera works gave us a few challenges in terms how best to apply our broadcast capabilities and expectations to the game, but the result