The first Apex Legends Global Series took place in 2021, featuring 60 of the top teams in the world competing for the largest Apex Legends Global Series pool prize of $2.58 million. All the teams and players displayed amazing performances, but there were a few that stood out among the rest.
The winning team for the 2021 Apex Legends Global Series was SCARZ. It is a Japanese pro eSports organization that was founded in 2012 and had been competing in a list of eSports tournaments and events.
The active players who won the series were a defensive player called Mande, a Recon player called Taisheen, and an offensive player called RPR. Taisheen amazingly went on to win the Apex Predator Award, sharing it with Danilla, a player from the Fire Beaver team.
The North American version of the Championship ended with team Kungarna NA winning, securing a cash prize of $265,591. The North American team consisted of players Vein, Onmuu, and Scuwry. Cloud 9 finished at an impressive second position and was awarded prize cash of $132,875. The active players at the time were Zach Mazer, Paris Gouzoulis, and McKenzie Beckwith.
The winning team in the 2021 APAC South ALGS Championship was Wolfpack Arctic. The tournament was less competitive and had a relatively lower prize pool, with the winning team taking home $68,100. Nevertheless, the Indonesian-based franchise surprised everyone by winning the tournament, as it was a relatively new team formed in March 2020.
South America ALGS Championship winner was the Paradox Esports team, which was awarded $42,000. Other top-performing teams in that Championship were Fenix I, which received $21,000, and Dynamics, which was awarded $12,000.