FACEIT announces Pro League

August 11th, 2015 14:47

FACEIT has announced that it will host a matchmaking-style league with $20,000 in cash prizes every month.

While the community waits for news about the next season of the FACEIT League, the UK-based organisation has come up with a brand new and innovative competition to pit the best and most skilled players against each other in unconventional matches.

After discussing a queue-league system with professional CS:GO players for weeks, FACEIT has come up with the Pro League, which will offer $20,000 in prizes every month.

TaZ excited about the FACEIT Pro League 

The initial pool of talent consists of players coming from the best teams in Europe, but FACEIT wants to give up-and-coming talents the chance to prove their worth as well. The top 60 players in the Master League ranking will secure spots in a qualifier, in which they will fight for five places in the Pro League.

"I'm really happy that the project finally comes to life," Virtus.pro player Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas said. "We all know how easy it is to play in FACEIT, simply login to the site and you're ready to go.

"Nowadays there is a big interest in streams from top players, and with the FPL available, we can stream you games with the best players each day.

"Adding prize money will just make the games so much more interesting, as you will see a lot more learning content, and players doing their best in order to win.

"The last thing, which I will enjoy the most is playing with all this sick young talent, just another step into international teams!"

For more information about the Pro League, check out FACEIT's website.

Australia tehN 
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Russia Reph 
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United Kingdom JZFB 
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Spain Ayrr 
Confirmed by black DDK
2015-08-11 14:50
faceit confirmered
2015-08-11 15:16
will you cast some of those matches? would love to see that
2015-08-11 16:43
good stuff
2015-08-11 14:48
hype taz
2015-08-11 14:48
United Kingdom JBNiceGuy 
sounds promising!
2015-08-11 14:49
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Czech Republic z3nz3j 
cool stuff
2015-08-11 14:49
Poland trancemeister 
2015-08-11 14:50
yey finally some good news
2015-08-11 14:50
Spain azer1 
TaZ excited about the FACEIT Pro League kek
2015-08-11 14:50
Spain Ayrr 
VP players are well known money farmers. Not surprising to see him excited :D
2015-08-11 14:52
VP early adopters of faceit and won the first faceit tournament by thrashing TSM (then dignitas). So not really.
2015-08-11 14:59
Do you even brain
2015-08-11 15:15
yall got b8'd
2015-08-11 15:33
No youre just stupid
2015-08-11 16:02
2015-08-11 16:44
ayy lmao
2015-08-11 17:05
Greece hekzy 
The league he is talking about is actually the second League Faceit has ever hosted. 1st. VP 2nd. Dignitas 3rd. Titan 4th. LDLC The first one was won by VeryGames.
2015-08-11 15:23
The one you posted the standings of is the first FACEIT League :) We hosted a cup series before that though, I'm sure VG won one of those!
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Spain Alser 
So teams will be made up of 5 random players in that top 60?
2015-08-11 14:52
Spain Ayrr 
Seems like. That's what I understand from a ''Matchmaking style''
2015-08-11 14:54
In the qualification stage, you will enter a special ladder with the top 60 of the Master League. So you'll be playing MM with those players for five days, and the top five progresses to the FPL.
2015-08-11 14:58
that doesnt make any sense, why dont they just get the first 5 on the ladder instead of 60. Doesnt it make more sense to be in a "survival-style", u know, people getting eliminated after a lost pug, untill just 5 people stand :D
2015-08-11 18:06
Because when there are only, lets say, 10 players left, they will all need to be on at a specific time, while the entire purpose is that you can basically play whenever you want.
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Germany volt =D 
Pro pugs with prize money will be interesting :]
2015-08-11 14:57
I agree my friend ;)
2015-08-11 17:14
taz to rek nubs
2015-08-11 14:57
so many fokin leagues
2015-08-11 14:58
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I am on it
2015-08-11 15:00
isnt esea also doing this?
2015-08-11 15:04
If I won't see Fraternitas in these tournaments I seriously give up.
2015-08-11 15:05
They're in :)
2015-08-11 17:07
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I was the one who added them to the system
2015-08-11 18:46
Dude finally! I kinda love you I guess
2015-08-11 19:21
nice men :)
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2015-08-11 18:03
he's the fucking faceit admin
2015-08-11 19:16
nz one it will be really interesting
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2015-08-11 15:08
LMAO better fucking invest in premium only servers
2015-08-11 15:08
this seems like a lot of fun
2015-08-11 15:08
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Portugal NkiL 
FINALY STICK.... oh nvm .l.
2015-08-11 15:09
Thats sick.. 20k$ on line with no anti cheat ((: thx god im bad at this game and wont reach master division top 60 anyways.. But there will obviously people clinch the divisions and ill have to face some of those cheaters :/ ill probably just stop for a month untill all the cheaters passed my division
2015-08-11 15:13
zehN | 
Finland Pietzu10 
Ez joelz
2015-08-11 15:18
nice ;d
2015-08-11 15:20
really good, congratz faceIT!
2015-08-11 15:21
Latvia gr0wupz 
Faceit just ruined esea plans.
2015-08-11 15:31
Wow this is really nice, great work.
2015-08-11 15:40
what should you do to be placed at the master league? you have to pass by all the leagues?
2015-08-11 16:16
No, your first three matches serve as placement matches that get you into a league until the end of the month.
2015-08-11 16:36
Ez for joelz
2015-08-11 15:48
great stuff
2015-08-11 15:50
yes yes yes yes
2015-08-11 15:51
wow finally something gr8
2015-08-11 16:04
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Germany BackY 
Sounds nice!
2015-08-11 16:13
Croatia worstplaya 
20 000$ no anticheat such a waste
2015-08-11 16:31
this outta be fun & good :)
2015-08-11 16:33
joelz online heres your chance
2015-08-11 16:34
Ukraine rex; 
2015-08-11 16:48
"The top 60 players in the Master League ranking will secure spots in a qualifier, in which they will fight for five places in the Pro League." How do you get into/rank up in the Master League? Seems a pretty key point to the article yet isn't mentioned
2015-08-11 16:48
Get level 10 in first 3 placement matches on faceit. (Requires premium)
2015-08-11 17:04
let the cheating commence
2015-08-11 16:50
the cheat is real in this one
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faceit still shit
2015-08-11 17:46
for placing in master league i will need to buy premium?
2015-08-11 17:57
China Specster 
faceit it is something like esea? you can play matches there with 128tickrate?
2015-08-11 18:01
maybe use google
2015-08-11 18:10
2015-08-11 18:05
This is awesome. There has already been some entertaining matches streamed today.
2015-08-11 18:12
Ez muney 4 xantares
2015-08-11 18:45
Who plays face it anyways ,they launched servers in Asia but potato servers ,normal mm pings are 110-130 but in face it ,500+ seriously wtf ,even on EU servers I got around 200-300 ping at least but on Asian. ..just wow
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2015-08-11 20:15
awesome seems to work in dota2
2015-08-11 20:29
Didnt get the format? Anyone to explain with simple way? I dont play faceit neither know its stuff
2015-08-11 22:12
rip esea
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2015-08-12 02:10
this sounds like bs and i definitely have no interest in watching
2015-08-12 09:31
Czech Republic Skleepy 
Fraternitas got invite, gl all :))
2015-08-12 14:09
2015-08-13 00:59
sounds great
2015-08-13 04:10
The 5 players who qualifies, they play in the league for 1 month and then gets deranked to master or what?
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