PUBG Corp Partners with Faceit for Online Competitive Leagues
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is gearing up for a new online esports launch. PUBG Corp. partnered with the online gaming platform Faceit to create online leagues and tournaments for the title. The online platform will provide a way for players to progress on to a professional team.
PUBG joins top titles in esports, including CS:GO, Dota 2, and Overwatch on the Faceit online esports platform. The online tournaments are considered amateur level competitions, but they provide a progression system that can help aspiring gamers find the recognition they need to land a spot on a professional team.
The partnership is part of PUBG Corp's overall plan to launch new professional leagues by 2019. The developer got off to a rocky start in its support of the game as an esport. This month, it decided to roll back its tournament and development efforts with the “Fix PUBG” campaign.
The campaign launched early last week and is a shoutout to all the players who were less-than-thrilled with how the publisher handled its bugs. It promises those players a renewed focus on the problematic parts of the game – matchmaking, bug fixes, and quality of life – instead of continuing to update the game without addressing these issues.
Hyowon Yoo, head of business development and Operations for PUBG North America, said the new platform will help build the grassroots esports that PUBG players expect. Through integration with Faceit, the platform builds on the PUBG's customized matches with new lobbies that feature customizable settings.