Microsoft and FACEIT are teaming up together in order to give more games on Xbox LIVE that competitive edge with more eSports competitions.
The news was revealed during GDC 2016 and FACEIT will be helping third-party videogame developers and publishers add a competitive layer to their games for the Xbox Live Tournaments Platform.
Xbox Live will be enabling publishers of all sizes to embrace eSports and bring it from the arena into the living room. Xbox Live will be providing a platform and tools to deliver an end-to-end solution for publishers, including the ability to integrate with top tournament organizers. The platform will run across Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs. Joanna Mason, Principle Program Manager Lead of competitive gaming for Xbox stated:
We’re thrilled to have FACEIT be one of the first Tournament Organizer partners for the Xbox Live Tournaments Platform. FACEIT’s fan base and expertise will amplify the platform capabilities, provide better support for game developers and help bring competitive gaming for all skill levels to the living room and on Windows 10 PC.
Niccolo Maisto, CEO of FACEIT also added:
The launch of the Xbox Live Tournaments Platform is a monumental moment for the future of competitive gaming and the growth of eSports. With the new Xbox Live Tournaments Platform, Microsoft is embracing eSports and enabling gamers to experience the fun and excitement that competitive gaming has to offer.
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