'Apex Legends' Preseason Invitational Time, Bracket, Standings, Teams & How to Watch

Apex Legends'Preseason Invitational is underway in Poland, as players compete for their share of a $500,000 prize pool. Below, we recap the schedule and start times of the event, as well as the latest brackets, standings, team details and more. If you want to know who's crushing it in Kings Canyon over the weekend, this is where you should look.

What is the schedule and start times for the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational?

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'Apex Legends' Preseason Invitational runs September 13 through September 15. Check out the start time, brackets and teams below. 'Apex Legends' is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Respawn Entertainment/EA

The event takes place between September 13 and September 15. Here are the start times to be aware of.

  • Broadcast starts: 7 a.m. EDT
  • Gameplay starts: 7:30 a.m. EDT
  • Finals start time: 11 a.m. EDT September 15

Where to watch the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational

There are several streams of the Preseason Invitational on many popular platforms including Twitch, YouTube, Mixer and Facebook. We've embedded the Twitch stream for convenience, but YouTube may work better on lower-end hardware.

Apex Legends Preseason Invitational Teams

There are a total of 80 teams taking part in the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational. Check out the full list below.

  • NRG Esports
  • HRO
  • Sentinels
  • MVP
  • KamiKaze
  • Echo Fox
  • Lazarus
  • BRICK SQUAD
  • Third Impact
  • Excellence
  • Pittsburgh Knights
  • QLASH
  • SJ Gaming
  • Myztro Gaming
  • Triumph Gaming
  • Wyvern
  • SUPA KICKA
  • Alistar
  • SJP2
  • T1
  • Rogue
  • Complexity Gaming
  • Gambit Esports
  • Isurus Gaming
  • Selector
  • Natus Vincere
  • FlyQuest
  • Spacestation Gaming
  • North
  • Quasar Generation Blue
  • 4Head
  • Winstrike Team
  • K1CK eSports
  • SoaR Gaming
  • SEGELBERT
  • Susquehanna Soniqs
  • Aequilibritas eSports
  • Justice Esports
  • Ringers
  • One Above All
  • TSM
  • Tempo Storm
  • Alliance
  • Sinister Esports
  • CLG
  • BDS esport
  • Team Liquid Blue
  • PENTA
  • SUCCUBUS
  • FNATIC NA
  • DREAMIT
  • Herbania
  • Chaos Esports Club
  • Virtus.pro
  • Game Arena Esports
  • Athaim
  • HSL Esports
  • Team 789
  • Halocline Gaming
  • Gen.G Esports
  • Misfits
  • NAGANO1998
  • Athletico
  • G2 Esports
  • GamersOrigin
  • COOLER Esport
  • Luminosity Gaming
  • Monkey Business
  • Team Secret
  • Team Liquid White
  • Reciprocity
  • Samsung Morning Stars
  • Team Singularity
  • Quasar Generation Red
  • Fierce
  • Team FiRE
  • AKIHABARA ENCOUNT
  • Estral E-Sports
  • EBC
  • FNATIC EU

For more detailed team composition and links to Twitch streams of individual participants, check out the event's Liquipedia page.

Apex Legends Preseason Invitational Rules, Brackets & Results

The scoring format of the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational is quite simple and functions as follows:

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

Under these rules, the teams compete in a basic bracket system:

  • The winners bracket features three rounds of matches between grouped teams.
  • The top-10 scoring teams of each group move forward.
  • The lower 10 groups fall to the losers bracket.
  • In the finals the first team to 50 points and win the match takes the top prize.

Here's a full breakdown of the Preseason Invitational Prize Pool

  1. $105,000
  2. $75,000
  3. $60,000
  4. $48,000
  5. $39,000
  6. $30,000
  7. $24,000
  8. $18,000
  9. $15,000
  10. $12,000
  11. $9,000
  12. $8,400
  13. $7,800
  14. $7,200
  15. $6,600
  16. $6,000
  17. $5,700
  18. $5,400
  19. $5,100
  20. $4,800

There's also an additional $8,000 prize for the player with the most Eliminations.

Initial standings and bracket details are still coming in, but we'll do our best to update this page as we learn more.

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

What are your thoughts on the Apex Legends Preseason Invitational so far? Which team will be at the top of the bracket ladder? Tell us in the comments section!

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