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Published: 27/Sep/2018 23:19 Updated: 28/Sep/2018 8:09by Joe O'Brien
FACEIT have announced a partnership with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to host PUBG on the FACEIT platform, and they’re celebrating with a unique prize.
Along with the standard prizes on offer with all tournaments, leagues and ladders on FACEIT, the company will also be giving away an “iconic Fiat 500” to the first player to claim 338 Chicken Dinners.
The official announcement comes in the wake of a beta run for PUBG on FaceIt, which saw over 200,000 players sign up. Following the success of the beta, the PUBG will officially launch on the platform on September 28 for Europe, North America, and South America.
PUBG on FaceIt will offer players a location for organized competition with a clear path of progression. Tournaments and ladders will be region-locked, utilize the latest competitive settings with faster zones and adjusted loot, and include anti-cheat software to ensure fair competition.
Players will be able to earn FACEIT points through playing PUBG on the platform, which can be exchanged in the FACEIT shop for items such as weapon skins and create keys.
FACEIT CEO Niccolo Maisto said of the partnership:
“Whilst we anticipated high levels of success with the closed beta, we were blown away by the positive feedback and the number of sign-ups. The integration we developed with PUBG allows players to be in a match within seconds and we’re excited to welcome everyone on the platform to jump in and experience our competitive battleground. PUBG is continually proving its fierce potential as an esport, and we’re thrilled to be a part of that exciting journey by offering players unprecedented opportunities to develop their skills.”
FACEIT already has a well-established reputation as a platform for competition, most notably in CS:GO, where it is one of the most popular third-party services for competitive players from the most casual to the professional level.