PUBG is teaming up with FACEIT for online leagues and the development of the competitive scene
- One of the biggest games in the world is coming to the online FACEIT platform
- Players and organisers will be able to set up their own custom leagues and more
- FACEIT is also an offline tournament organiser, mainly known for Counter-Strike
PUBG will be launching on FACEIT, the competitive gaming platform which hosts tournaments for a number of esports.
FACEIT says it will ‘deliver a structured progression system for competitive PUBG, setting a new standard for competition within the battle royale genre, and igniting the PUBG community.’
It will be the first time FACEIT has ventured into the battle royale genre. The company is most known for its efforts in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with the Esports Championship Series. Plus, it is bringing the UK’s first CS:GO Major to London in September.
The new partnership will allow for the creation of leagues and tournaments on the platform
The online platform currently has over 10 million players, so it makes sense that they’ll be partnering up with one of the world’s biggest games.
The platform is designed to give players a progression and a direct path to playing games professionally. Some current esports professionals have been scouted from the FACEIT Pro League.
PUBG took off when it launched into Early Access last year, quickly becoming one of the most popular games around. Whether it’s ready for esports or not, more offline tournaments are being organised, with big prize money involved.
‘PUBG is one of the most successful video games of all time, and riding on the wave of the recent success of the PUBG Global Invitational, we are looking forward to the opportunity of playing a role in the development of its competitive scene,’ said Niccolo Maisto, CEO of FACEIT.
‘It has an incredibly devoted and talented fanbase, and we’re in a unique position to provide the community limitless opportunities to progress their skills and play competitively at a whole new level. We worked closely with PUBG to develop the integration and ensure players have a truly seamless experience.
‘FACEIT’s integration offers players, of all levels, a clear and motivating progression system. We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome PUBG players to the FACEIT community, and can’t wait to watch the leagues develop.’
Players can sign up for the beta from tomorrow, and they’ll be able to set up custom leagues
Hyowon Yoo, Head of Business Development and Operations, NA/EU, PUBG Corporation said: ‘We are very excited about our partnership with FACEIT, and the value it will bring to our community.
‘Over the past several months, we have worked continuously to bring our players new ways to play and enjoy PUBG. The integration with the FACEIT platform brings the possibility to automatically generate lobbies with customized settings, which is what we were looking to achieve after the release of our custom matches. Having proved our potential as an esport, we now want to focus on building the grassroots that will foster our evolving competitive scene and FACEIT provides the ultimate environment for us to do that.’
Players, partners, and organisers will be given the opportunity to create competitions, leagues, and tournaments within the FACEIT platform. They’ll be able to customise server settings, have instant lobby creation, and have automatic stats and results fetching.
Players interested in joining the closed beta can sign up from tomorrow, August 17.
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