Apex Pros Lou and Sweet Share The TRUTH on EA in ALGS

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Apex Legends has secured a prominent position, largely due to the tireless dedication of its pro players and the consistent support of the game’s publisher, Electronic Arts (EA). Recently, two notable Apex Legends pros, known as “Lou” and “Sweet,” shared their thoughts on EA’s financial involvement in the Apex Legends Global Series (ALGS), highlighting the growing expectations of fans and the importance of investing wisely in the esport scene.

Lou and Sweet, both revered for their skills in the game and their experience in the competitive circuit, discussed EA’s substantial financial commitment to the ALGS. While acknowledging EA’s considerable investment in the scene, they also noted that fan expectations have grown to almost unrealistic levels. It’s noted that EA is putting $5,000,000 in the ALGS Prize pool each year for 2 consecutive years. On top of that, Lou predicts this is only “40%” or so of the total yearly investments as EA has many expenses noted by the two pros such as “paying for flights and hotels for all 40 attending teams, casters, productions, and more”.


Sweet offered a unique perspective on where EA should allocate their resources, suggesting that “$500,000 added to the developing regions and orgs and the feeder system of the pro scene (the tier 2 scene) is worth more than $500,000 in the raw prize pool.”

Sweet’s argument is underpinned by a deep understanding of the esport’s ecosystem. He emphasizes that while prize pools are alluring, investing in the infrastructure and support systems of the esport is critical to its long-term success. Developing regions often lack the resources and opportunities to foster competitive talent, and supporting these areas could have a more profound impact on the scene’s growth.


Lou agreed with Sweet’s perspective, highlighting a sentiment that many professional players share: “No one has ever played for the prize pool.” In esports, players are often driven by their passion for the game, the thrill of competition, and the desire to be the best. While significant prize pools can be a compelling incentive, they are not the sole motivation for professional gamers.


The insights shared by Lou and Sweet shed light on a crucial aspect of the esports industry – the dedication and commitment of its players and the fans who support them. It’s not just about the money; it’s about the growth and sustainability of the esports ecosystem. Fans, for the most part, are not motivated by the financial rewards but rather by a genuine desire to see their favorite esport thrive and evolve.

Despite fan feedback for Orgs to be supported financially by EA, these two pros have brought great light that EA is doing more than what fans are giving them credit for.

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My Name is Miles, also known as JMeyels in the Apex Legends community. I am an Apex Legends News YouTuber with over 100,000 subscribers and currently over 10,000 subscribers for the ALGS News Coverage.

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