FaceIt, the competitive gaming platform and creators of the Esports Championship Series (ECS), will host the first UK-based CSGO Major this year.
It will take place at the Wembley SSE Arena in London from September 20th to 23rd.
There will be 24 participating teams welcoming some 10,000 spectators to the finals at the SSE Arena, which will be CSGO-themed. FaceIt says it will also support ‘local activities’.
The previous Major broke a record for the most concurrent viewers of an English-language esports tournament stream, with 1.13 million fans tuning into the final match.
“The community has been at the heart of everything we do at FaceIt, and we’re so grateful for the support of the players on our platform and those who’ve attended and watched ECS,” said Michele Attisani, chief business officer and co-founder of FaceIt.
“We’re excited to create an amazing celebration of CSGO to honour that commitment. We look forward to seeing everyone there in September.”
FaceIt has grown from hosting small open competitions and $1,500 monthly tournaments to becoming a hugely popular competitive CSGO platform and distributing $3m for its Esports Championship Series (ECS) each year.
FaceIt has of course been part of the fabric of CSGO Majors, having hosted the Open Qualifiers round of the competition in the past.
FaceIt will run all online qualifiers for all regions this year, hosting live event minors tournaments and concluding with the live finals at the SSE Arena.
Tickets for the FACEIT London Major will go on sale from April 2nd. There’s more info over on the FaceIt Major website.
“The community has been at the heart of everything we do at FaceIt, and we’re so grateful for the support of the players on our platform and those who’ve attended and watched ECS.”
Michele Attisani, FaceIt
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