The Global Esports Federation (GEF) have announced competitive online gaming platform FACEIT as a strategic partner, and have revealed the first cities that will stage the Global Esports Tour in the lead up to the Singapore 2021 Global Esport Games later this year.
About the partnership
FACEIT will join the GEF in creating exciting properties and world-class esports events like the Global Esports Tour. As more and more events are announced, the partnership will prove to be beneficial to esports athletes and the wider esports community, as well as providing new opportunities.
Speaking of the collaboration, GEF Vice President and Co-Chair of the Technical, Standards and Properties Commission Chester King stated that the GEF are proud to work with the team of experts at FACEIT to further develop GEF’s strategies for esports across the world. He added that they were looking forward to staging the Global Esports Tour in great cities around the world.
“It’s fantastic to be a part of the Global Esports Federation and to help build the first Global Esports Tour. FACEIT’s ambition is to build a better competitive gaming ecosystem with more opportunities for players and the community. We believe that hosting global competitions such as the GET is another step in the right direction.”Michele Attisani, Co-Founder and CBO, FACEIT
GEF Director of Esports Kelvin Tan commented that with FACEIT providing their expertise in product development, technical and commercial aspects, marketing, and distribution; GEF were committed to continue elevating the global esports community.
About the Global Esports Tour
The Global Esports Tour (GET) is the GEF’s professional esports tournament comprising a series of competitions staged across key global cities throughout the year. Each tournament stage will be showcasing a unique esports title.
GEF have announced the GET 2021 stages as:
- Los Angeles, 27-28 September 2021, Hearthstone
- Riyadh, 21-23 October 2021, PUBG Mobile
- Dubai, 26-27 November 2021, CS:GO
The GEF has confirmed a total prize pool of US$500,000 for the GET. They will match this prize pool with a further US$500,000 commitment to their Global Social Impact Initiatives – a network of partnerships and development and values-based social initiatives that will serve the esports community worldwide.