'Apex Legends' ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs—Start Time, Leaderboard and How to Watch

Apex Legends hosts the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs this weekend, and we want to make sure you don't miss a single second of the North American action. In this guide, we detail the ALGS Winter Circuit start times, teams, format and links to the latest leaderboards.

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'Apex Legends' hosts the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs on March 27 and March 28. Get the start time and more details below. 'Apex Legends' is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC. Respawn Entertainment/EA

What time does the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs start?

The North American ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs are set to take place Saturday March 27 at 6 p.m. EDT. Following that evening of matches, a second day of playoffs begins Sunday March 28 at 11 a.m. EDT to cover Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Simply tune into the streams at those designated times to watch the action as it unfolds.

Where to watch the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs

The primary place to watch some premier ALGS action is via the hub streams on the official Apex Legends Twitch and YouTube channels. There, popular shoutcasters provide a broad overview of the matches as they happen. You'll also get a periodic glimpse at the latest leaderboards too, which means you won't miss a beat as the stats get tallied.

What teams are playing in the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs?

When it comes to the teams who'll be playing for ALGS glory this weekend, there are 20 trios competing for North America following several weeks of qualifiers.

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The NA ALGS Winter Circuit teams Respawn Entertainment/EA

Team Liquid

  • Albralelie
  • Flanker
  • oh Nocturnal

MouseAndKeyboard

  • Claraphi
  • Frexs
  • Xenial

Solafide

  • Dezignful
  • Resultuh
  • Gentrifyinq

PB Sandwiches

  • PowPow
  • Sauceror
  • bowswer

TSM

  • Snip3down
  • ImperialHal
  • Reps

CLG

  • ImMadness
  • lou
  • Vaxlon

NRG

  • sweetdreams
  • Nafen
  • Rocker

Charlotte Phoenix

  • Pride
  • mercyonlyy
  • Bronzey

Complexity

  • iShiny
  • Monsoon
  • Reptar

Sentinels

  • crust
  • retzi
  • Senoxe

SZN

  • FunFPS
  • Clane
  • Keni

Wallie Catchers

  • MrGreekGod
  • Kotigami
  • Stink

Team Superior

  • ProdigyAces
  • Rakkinishu
  • Joeyblackout

Ranked Is Harder

  • Dropped
  • Rogue
  • Zeroplus

HRN

  • Hill
  • Rkn
  • Euriece

Dudes Night Out

  • Aves
  • Rolders
  • Dooplex

Rare Xcellence

  • Sung
  • BlurrFlavorz
  • HisWattson

Flash Point

  • TeQ
  • CUBSKi
  • peesh

CHR

  • QCrook
  • NPL_OMGRONN1E
  • Hambino24TV

The EMEA bracket features 17 trios.

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Here are the teams competing for EMEA. Respawn Entertainment/EA

Gambit Esports

  • Artyco
  • Hardecki
  • Leogri3x6

1907 Fenerbahçe Esports

  • LDraconiaN
  • PinkyFinkyTinky
  • Cathryan

COOLER Esport

  • Gnaske
  • SirDel
  • Yuki

Australis

  • SabroNN
  • Hestia
  • EMRE

Totem Esports

  • JSavageW
  • ShRP
  • Amaazz

Flying Camels

  • foZej
  • Atrosty
  • MicroFiberz

Nessy

  • Graceful
  • Jmw
  • Maydeelol

FlavorOfTheMonth

  • Pjeh
  • Taylor
  • Noth

789

  • believerok
  • Esdesu
  • xaniya

Natus Vincere

  • Kouhia
  • Max-Strafe
  • Nesh

Top Dogs

  • Ruabbe
  • ZeroNothing
  • Mimu

303 Esports

  • Pyradice
  • ASKYY
  • B4mbino

K1CK

  • Denzaay
  • Siebakk
  • Jacuu

SCARZ EU

  • Mande
  • Taisheen
  • rpr

Third Impact

  • ziki
  • BallonG
  • jaazzaz

New Esports

  • k4shera
  • Rogerboger
  • PostKiLL

Frog Gang

  • Faenex
  • Legitlolly
  • row

Alliance

  • Hakis
  • Vaifs
  • PN-k0u

Magicians

  • Maliwan
  • 7ozzzus
  • dsblf

Nuggets, Crumpets & Dolphins

  • Nxghz
  • gdolphn
  • Badoli

ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs format, prizing and leaderboard

During the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs, all trios play as many rounds as they wish till they reach 50 points. After hitting that threshold, a single match win secures that team the victory. The rest of the teams will then be ranked by total Circuit Playoff Points.

Points are scored using the following system:

  • First: 12 Points
  • Second: Nine Points
  • Third: Seven Points
  • Fourth: Five Points
  • Fifth: Four Points
  • Sixth/Seventh: Three Points
  • Eighth-10th: Two Points
  • 11th-15th: One Point
  • Eliminations: One Point Each

Here's how the prizing will be split in NA and EMEA alike:

  • First: $48,000
  • Second: 24,000
  • Third: $15,900
  • Fourth: $10,800
  • Fifth: $7,860
  • Sixth: $5,790
  • Seventh: $4,350
  • Eighth: $3,360
  • Ninth: $2640
  • 10th: $2,130
  • 11th-15th: $1,500
  • 16th-20th: $1,200

As for leaderboards, you can check those out at EA's official ALGS Leaderboard website. In the event those aren't updated, Liquipedia hosts its own standings as well. Regardless of the site you choose, just make sure you're selecting the correct results for your desired region.

What about those Twitch drops?

Like many high-profile esports events, the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs offer an opportunity to unlock Twitch drops by watching matches on Twitch at the above stream while logged in with a linked account. Here are the rewards and their requirements.

  • Lifetime Wins Tracker for Mirage: Watch for one hour.
  • Rare Honorable Mention Badge for Mirage: Watch for two hours
  • Rare Number One Banner Pose for Mirage: Watch for three hours.
  • Legendary Metal Collector Banner Frame for Mirage: Watch for four hours.

For more info on how to link your account, check out this official guide. That's all you need to know about the ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs.

Apex Legends is available now on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.

Do you plan on watching the Apex Legends ALGS Winter Circuit Playoffs? Who will reach the top of the leaderboard? Tell us in the comments section!