FACEIT moves into the Battle Royale genre for the first time with PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG); Invites for the closed beta will start going out this Friday as the partnership looks to further boost the development of competitive PUBG.
Players interested in joining the private beta can sign up from Friday 17th August at fce.gg/pubg.
LOS ANGELES - Aug. 15, 2018 - FACEIT, the leading competitive gaming platform, and PUBG Corp, creator of the massively popular battle royale game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), have partnered to launch PUBG on FACEIT, with a closed beta starting on August 17th. With its online competitive leagues and partner tournament organizers, the FACEIT platform 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.
The FACEIT platform currently has more than 10 million players and with the PUBG integration the platform can expand further into the battle royale genre. FACEIT is known for empowering the competitive gaming community across FPS through to MOBAs, offering a clear progression system and a direct path to playing professionally, from the online leagues through to FPL, where players have successfully been talent scouted. FACEIT will now be the first platform to offer these opportunities universally to PUBG players.
"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. 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," says Niccolo Maisto, CEO of FACEIT. "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."
"We are very excited about our partnership with FACEIT, and the value it will bring to our community," said Hyowon Yoo, Head of Business Development and Operations, NA/EU, PUBG Corporation "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."
PUBG's successful integration into the FACEIT platform will provide players, partners and organizers with the opportunity to create competitions, tournaments and leagues that feature customizable server settings, instant lobby creation and automatic stats and results fetching.
Players interested in joining the closed beta can sign up this Friday on FACEIT at fce.gg/pubg.
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