PUBG FACEIT Platform Reports Over 200K Sign-Ups During Beta Phase
By Bob Garcia
PUBG FACEIT is gearing up to launch its competitive platform. Since opening beta access in August, the platform reports it has attracted over 200,000 player sign-ups. The closed beta trial is scheduled to conclude on Friday, September 28.
The new platform is designed to allow players to create their own tournaments. Platform users take over the role of managing game lobbies where they can compete in self-organized leagues on a structured “Ladders” system, solo, or in informal teams.
FACEIT said it has been blown away by the positive feedback it has received so far during the beta launch. FACEIT platforms already serve over 8 million users in similarly player-run tournaments in esports including Dota 2, League of Legends, and Rocket League.
However, the platform’s most successful partnership to date is with Valve’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. FACEIT hosted its first CS:GO Major in London last week and the event was a resounding success with record-breaking viewership for the title.
Through the new platform, PUBG players can enter into a match within seconds of logging in. PUBG Corp. president Hyowon Yoo said the integration provides the community a framework for engaging with the game that they have never before experienced.
A recent report from Newzoo defined how organizations and investors can distinguish the player market of PUBG from its leading competition, Fortnite. Newzoo research shows Fortnite players are typically younger, with 68 percent between the ages of 10 and 30. Fortnite players are also more likely to be students while more PUBG players have full-time jobs.