Microsoft is offering game developers a chance to take control of eSports tournaments based on their games. As part of their Game Developers Conference announcements, the company says it will offer those developers a set of tools so they can run their own tournaments on Xbox Live.
According to TheVerge:
"Called the "Xbox Live Tournaments Program," the new initiative is described by Jason Ronald, head of the Xbox Advanced Technology Group, as "easy to integrate tournaments" that will be powered by Xbox Live and can be customized by the developers depending on the game or tournament."
A preview build of those tools is supposed to be released later today. Microsoft is also entering partnerships with eSports groups like FaceIt and the Electronic Sports League, that will integration the Xbox Live Tournaments Program with their operations. There's no word if Windows 10 games will be included along with Xbox One titles.