Apex Legends stalwarts ImperialHal and Snip3down discuss why Cloud9, Team Liquid, and G2 Esports are pro-lost and why they are leaving the ALGS scene.
December was difficult for the Apex Legends community, especially about the pro scene. After failing to qualify for the Apex Legends Global Series Year 3 event in London, Cloud9, G2, and Team Liquid dropped their rosters and announced their departure from Apex.
If this trend continues, it will be a major blow to the title’s esports scene, and while a lack of support from EA has been cited as the reason for the departures, ImperialHal and Snip3down see more than that.
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Both shared their views on the situation in an on-stream discussion and offered a unique insight into what causes these organizations to move on to a better place.
ImperialHal and Snip3down’s Discussion of Apex Legends
ImperialHal and Snip3down thought there was more to these large organizations leaving than meets the eye, but their opinions on why were slightly different.
It’s one thing to let a poorly performing roster quit and try to find another, but it’s another to leave the esports scene altogether after failing to qualify for an event.
Why are tier 1 orgs leaving Apex? @ImperialHal puts it mostly on team performance but @Snip3down says orgs need a return on their investment that ALGS just doesn't offer pic.twitter.com/qCZLB0w9y6— Cutnoid (@Cutnoid) December 27, 2022
And while their arguments are slightly different, they reach the same endpoint. These organizations would not see a sufficient return on investment in the scene, even if they had the money to maintain a roster.