Qualification for the Nerd Street Champs tournament series in Apex Legends is ongoing, with four online open qualifiers down, and four more to go. In addition to the open qualifiers, there are three LANs scheduled for Philadelphia, Denver and Fullerton, California.
The top 20 teams on Nerd Street’s leaderboard will qualify for the championship tournament which is set to take place Aug. 26 in Philadelphia. Another 10 teams will qualify via a Last Chance Qualifier that will take place Aug. 25.
Thus far, BLVCKHVND are on top of the leaderboard with wins in back-to-back online qualifiers. Renegades, who finished second to BLVCKHVND in the third open qualifier, won the fourth open qualifier and are second on the leaderboard. The other team that has won an open qualifier is HCH, who are fourth on the leaderboard.
Top teams competing
Several of the teams competing in Nerd Street Champs also have competed in the Apex Legends Global Series North American Pro League. Renegades and Lazarus, the third team on the leaderboard, have competed in the ALGS Pro League.
Two members of HCH, Kyle "Crook" Hughes and Elijah "Hill" Hill, are currently signed by Atlanta Premier, one of the teams that competed in the ALGS Pro League. HCH finished one spot out of qualifying for the ALGS 2022 Championship.
The most notable team that has competed in both the ALGS Pro League and Nerd Street’s Champs series is Luminosity Gaming. LG finished fourth in the Nerd Street Champs fourth online qualifier just a few weeks after competing at the ALGS Split 2 Playoffs. At the ALGS Split 2 Playoffs, the first Apex Legends international LAN since 2019, LG finished fifth.
The LG roster consists of Jacobo "NMEgo" Rios, Luis Enrique "Neazul" Ramos Suarez and Saul "YanYa" Ocampo Plascencia. NMEgo and YanYa used to be part of an unsigned roster called SCRY that finished fourth at Nerd Street’s Winter Championship for Apex Legends.