Reading Time: 3 minutes
FACEIT joins the GEF as Strategic Partner, Esports Services
The Global Esports Federation joins forces with esports leader, FACEIT, as Strategic Partner, Esports Services, as event demand bounces back. The GEF confirms the first cities to stage the Global Esports Tour in the lead up to the Singapore 2021 Global Esports Games later this year.
FACEIT, the world’s leading competitive online gaming platform and tournament organizer, joins the GEF in creating exciting properties, and world-class esports events including the Global Esports Tour, as it accelerates worldwide expansion. As the calendar of events expands, the partnership will benefit esports athletes and players, the wider esports community, and is set to unleash a world of opportunities.
The Global Esports Tour is the GEF’s professional esports tournament comprising a series of competitions staged across key global cities throughout the year. Each tournament stage will showcase a unique esports title.
The stages for GET 2021 are:
Los Angeles: 27-28 September 2021(Hearthstone)
Riyadh: 21-23 October 2021(PUBG MOBILE)
Dubai: 26-27 November 2021(CS:GO)
The Global Esports Federation confirms a total prize pool of US$500,000 for the GET. The GEF will match the prize pool with a further US$500,000 commitment to the GEF’s Global Social Impact Initiatives (GSII) – a network of partnerships, development and values-based social initiatives in service to the world’s esports community.
Chester King, GEF Vice-President and Co-Chair of the Technical, Standards & Properties Commission, said about the partnership, “The Global Esports Federation is proud to work with the team of experts at FACEIT to further develop our strategies for esports across the world. We look forward to staging the Global Esports Tour in great cities around the world.”
Michele Attisani, Co-Founder and CBO of FACEIT commented, “It’s fantastic to be a part of the Global Esports Federation and to help build the first Global Esports Tour. FACEIT’s ambition is to build a better competitive gaming ecosystem with more opportunities for players and the community. We believe that hosting global competitions such as the GET is another step in the right direction.”
“With FACEIT providing their expertise in product development, technical expertise, commercial, marketing and distribution, we are committed to continue lifting up the potential for the world’s esports community,” said Kelvin Tan, GEF Director of Esports.
The world has seen the meteoric rise of esports, and it continues to grow, amassing an ever larger audience of diverse fans and players. This partnership will evolve opportunities for players and fans around the world, connecting them in deeper and more meaningful ways.