With Fortnite constantly taking new steps towards the centre of the esports scene, the competing studio behind PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds does not want to stay behind. In July, we were treated with a huge $2 million-dollar event, the PUBG Global Invitational, and for next year, we’ve been promised professional leagues in Europe, North America, China and South Korea.
In their blog, FACEIT has now announced a partnership with PUBG Corp, which is bringing the battle royale game to FACEIT’s competitive platform. FACEIT plays a big role in, for example, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive’s esports scene, because it offers one of the best routes for becoming a professional.
According to the blog, the platform will host various online tournaments and leagues with prizes, which is expected as that’s what the platform has done for other titles and what it’s designed for. What the leagues will look like in the end, we don’t know for sure yet, but the blog talks about similar format to other games on FACEIT. This means that the monthly regional leagues consist of divisions, which the players can climb to earn points. These points can then be used as a currency in FACEIT’s marketplace. If you’re already familiar with FACEIT, you can expect a similar competitive environment.
The new platform redesigned to support PUBG will launch this weekend in closed beta. If you want to participate already in this early stage, you can sign up for the closed beta here. The companies did not yet specify when the platform is opening its doors to the public.
🏆 Fully automated Tournaments
📈 Rewarding Progression in our Leagues & Ladders
🤑 2,000,000+ FACEIT Points up for grabs
🕹️Seamless Game Integration
The Closed Beta launches August 17th!
— FACEIT (@FACEIT) August 15, 2018
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