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What you need to know about Apex Legends Global Series NA Split 2

by Brian Bencomo

The Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS) returns this weekend in North America for Split 2. Split 1 of the North American Apex Legends Global Series Pro Series took place last year from October through December. The top 20 in NA during Split 1 competed in the playoffs in January, and TSM came out victorious.

NA teams participating in the ALGS Pro League

There are forty teams competing in the ALGS Pro League for North America, and like in Split 1, for Split 2 they are again separated into four groups. For Split 2, 30 of the teams from Split 1 retained their spots in the Pro League, while the other 10 made it through a qualifier. Two of the teams were in the Pro League for Split 1, while the other eight made it out of the ALGS Challengers Circuit. Below is a listing of which teams are in which group.

Group A

  • BAD BOYS
  • Buff Pathfinder
  • CLX
  • G2 Esports
  • Lazarus
  • Nightmare
  • Renegades
  • TSM
  • Washed
  • XSET

Group B

  • Atlanta Premier
  • Charlotte Phoenix
  • CLG
  • Dubbleyew
  • Ghost Gaming
  • LMK
  • NRG
  • Oxygen
  • RCO eSports
  • SCRY
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Group C

  • 100 Thieves
  • Built By Gamers
  • Casuals
  • Cloud9
  • Esports Arena
  • FURIA
  • Literally Vibing
  • Optimal Ambition
  • Senior Service
  • Team Liquid

Group D

  • All Glory Gaming
  • Complexity
  • Dexterity
  • E8
  • Sentinels
  • Spacestation Gaming
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  • TDG
  • Torrent
  • Unlucky

Schedule and points breakdown

Each group will play every other group twice over the course of the split, and each matchup will be a series of six games. All series will start at 5 p.m. ET, except the last two series which will happen concurrently at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s how the series schedule breaks down:

  • March 12: Group B vs. Group C
  • March 13: Group A vs. Group D
  • March 17: Group A vs. Group B
  • March 18: Group C vs. Group D
  • March 19: Group B vs. Group D
  • March 20: Group A vs. Group C
  • March 24: Group B vs. Group C
  • March 25: Group A vs. Group D
  • March 26: Group A vs. Group B
  • March 27: Group C vs. Group D
  • March 28: Group B vs. Group D and Group A vs. Group C

Teams will earn points during each game with one point per kill and placement points broken down like this:

  • 1st: 12
  • 2nd: 9
  • 3rd: 7
  • 4th: 5
  • 5th: 4
  • 6-7th: 3
  • 8-10th: 2
  • 11-15th: 1
  • 16-20th: 0

After each series, teams will accrue points according to this breakdown:

  • 1st: 25
  • 2nd: 21
  • 3rd: 18
  • 4th: 16
  • 5th: 15
  • 6th: 14
  • 7th: 13
  • 8th: 12
  • 9th: 11
  • 10th: 10
  • 11th: 9
  • 12th: 8
  • 13th: 7
  • 14th: 6
  • 15th: 5
  • 16th: 4
  • 17th: 3
  • 18th: 2
  • 19th: 1
  • 20th: 0

These series points will be used for team placement toward qualification for the playoffs. The top 10 teams will qualify for a global playoffs. It’s important to note that Split 1 was supposed to end with a global playoffs, but due to COVID precautions, each region had regional playoffs.

Five teams to watch

TSM

TSM were the winners of the Split 1 playoffs, and they also finished fifth in Split 1. They have consistently been one of the best teams in NA Apex Legends and will continue to be as long as the core duo of Phillip "ImperialHal" Dosen and Jordan "Reps" Wolfe are in place. It’s important to note, TSM won the playoffs despite losing Eric "Snip3down" Wrona at the end of Split 1 and adding former Esports Arena player Evan "Verhulst" Verhulst.

NRG

NRG finished second in both Split 1 and the playoffs, so they have certainly been one of the most consistent teams all season. With the same roster as they had in Split 1, look for them to continue to achieve good results in Split 2.

Sentinels

Sentinels finished first in Split 1 and fourth in the playoffs. Like NRG, they carry the same roster in Split 2 and should continue to be a strong contender.

Esports Arena

Esports Arena are like NRG in terms of their consistency but lack of first-place results. They finished third in both Split 1 and the playoffs. Their strong placement in the playoffs is noteworthy because they had to play with a stand-in after Verhulst went to TSM. That stand-in, Logan "Knoqd" Layou, is still with Esports Arena for Split 2.

Cloud9

Cloud9 did not finish as high as TSM, NRG, Sentinels or Esports Arena in Split 1 or the playoffs. However, they improved from ninth in Split 1 to sixth in the playoffs and finished second at the ALGS NA Championship in 2021. That ability to rise to the occasion is why C9 deserves to be one of the teams to watch.

Lead image credit: EA

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