FACEIT, more PUBG tournaments on the way
FACEIT and PUBG Corp. announced this week a new partnership between the two companies. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will provide support for the FACEIT competitive gaming platform, allowing players to sign up and participate in regular tournaments, leagues and ranked play. This follows Dota 2, Rocket League, and CS:GO, all of which already offer support for FACEIT.
We're excited to announce @PUBG is coming to @FACEIT!— FACEIT (@FACEIT) August 15, 2018
🏆 Fully automated Tournaments
📈 Rewarding Progression in our Leagues & Ladders
🤑 2,000,000+ FACEIT Points up for grabs
🕹️Seamless Game Integration
The Closed Beta launches August 17th!
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As well as making it easier for players to get involved in managed tournaments and reach their potential, PUBG Corp continues to make ground in the esports business. A closed beta has commenced, which you can request access to.
Hi-Rez divorces itself
US-based game studio Hi-Rez, best known for MOBA SMITE, has separated its teams into three wholly-owned companies. Each newly formed studio will focus on a single title instead of having the single company working on all released games. Titan Forge Games is first up, which will be tasked with managing SMITE. Evil Mojo Games will work on Paladins. Finally, Heroic Leap Games will be charged with PUBG competitor Realm Royale.
For esports, this shouldn't really make much of a difference to the viewers, though it may alter how Hi-Rez manages future events.
The Rainbow Six Siege Major is taking place this weekend with the final hitting later today (August 19). The link to watch the grand finale can be found below, but if you're a fan of the game and esports scene you should be supporting your favorite team already. The prizes are $150,000 for first and $55,000 for second, so not the millions you see in PUBG and other esports tournaments, but not a minor amount.
Upcoming live events
- League of Legends Championship - August 17 (EU), August 18 (EU & US), August 19 (US), watch on Twitch.
- Rainbow Six Siege Major - August 19, watch on Twitch
- Clash Royale League - August 20, watch on YouTube.
Microsoft has given us no reason to believe the Surface Duo will be good
Microsoft has made some amazing Surface products, but there's nothing in its history, or what we know so far, that leads me to be confident that the Surface Duo will be a good product. It's incredibly ambitious, but it's being set up to fail.
Hands-on with Surface Duo's OS gestures, spanning, app groups, and more
Microsoft's Surface Duo is coming soon, and the company has been working hard on finalizing the version of Android that will be shipping on Surface Duo later this year. Microsoft has released several emulator builds over the last few months, with each one progressing with new changes, bug fixes, and overall polish. Let's go hands-on with the latest build!
Minecraft Dungeons Ultimate Guide: Everything you need to know
Minecraft Dungeons is here, and it's time to run through everything you need to know about the game.
Go sim racing in style with any one of these great cockpits
Sim racing has experienced a boom in 2020 and that's led to some serious interest in getting a good cockpit. Whether you're new to the scene or more experienced and looking to up your game, one of these cockpits will give you comfort and support while you race all day and night.