The event featured the top 40 international teams, all vying for a chance to be crowned as the Apex Legends Global Series Champions and secure a share of the never-before-seen two-million-dollar prize pool. North American teams dominated, with TSM emerging as the champion, securing their dynasty in the competitive Apex world.
The story of TSM’s triumph in ALGS Championship 2023
TSM‘s victory was nothing short of spectacular, as they secured three consecutive wins in the Match Point Finals. Throughout the eight-round Finals, they performed an extreme and unlikely comeback, ultimately re-establishing themselves as the No.1 team in the world. Despite facing tough competition from teams like OpTic, DreamFire, and BLVKHVND, TSM’s strategic brilliance and clutch performances proved pivotal in their success.
MVP of the championship
One of the most anticipated discussions leading into the event revolved around the title of the greatest player in Apex Legends. Phillip ‘ImperialHal’ Dosen of TSM and DarkZero’s Rhys ‘Zer0’ Perry were both strong contenders.
However, with DarkZero falling short, the stage was set for ImperialHal to showcase his exceptional skills. His victory not only solidified his position as a legend in the Apex Legends community but also fulfilled a personal aspiration of winning in front of his family.
The North American dominance
The ALGS 2023 Championship underscored North America’s supremacy in the Apex Legends competitive scene. Four out of the top five teams hailed from North America, showcasing the region’s remarkable talent pool. The Dojo, led by Timothy ‘iiTzTimmy’ An, exceeded all expectations by securing a fourth-place finish, a remarkable achievement for a team that had come through the last-chance qualifier. Here’s the full list of final standings, which displays the NA dominance further.
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For those unfamiliar: The tournament format
The format of the ALGS Championship 2023 closely mirrored that of the previous year, with a group stage featuring a double-elimination bracket format. Teams were seeded based on Playoff Points earned throughout the season or their performance in the Last Chance Qualifier. Following the group stage, the top 20 teams advanced to the winner’s bracket, while the remaining 20 entered the loser’s bracket. The finals adopted a match point format, with teams striving to reach 50 points for eligibility, and the first eligible team to secure a win claiming the championship.
The ALGS Championship 2023 was a testament to the extraordinary talent and fierce competition within the Apex Legends community. TSM’s triumph, coupled with the exceptional performances of teams like The Dojo, highlighted the depth of skill in the North American scene. With a record-breaking prize pool and unforgettable moments of gameplay, the championship will undoubtedly be etched into the annals of Apex Legends history.
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