FACEIT to launch year-long Quake Pro League

Tournament organiser FACEIT has announced the Quake Pro League, a one-year competition that will take place on Quake Champions.

Running from August this year to the next, the Quake Pro League will kick off at QuakeCon 2019 on July 25th.

FACEIT Quake Pro League
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20 selected players – 10 from North and South America and another 10 from European and CIS countries – will compete throughout the year on FACEIT’s competitive platform, with the action being live-streamed from the company’s studio in London, United Kingdom.

Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT commented in a release: “Quake is part of the bedrock of FACEIT. All Founders of the company were heavily involved in the Quake III competitive scene, and it’s the title that first ignited our passion for esports.

“Competitive Quake birthed one of the very first online esports communities, and we’re thrilled to be a part of this groundbreaking new league and to help shape the future of this iconic esport. We have huge plans for the broadcast from our innovative studio in London and we can’t wait to bring fans around the world a whole year of exhilarating Quake competition.”

FACEIT will host offline minor and major events over the course of the year, taking place in pre-determined dates of November 2019, February 2020, May 2020, and at QuakeCon 2020.

At the end of May, FACEIT revealed that it would be hosting the first licensed esports series for Respawn’s Apex Legends. The FACEIT Pro Series: Apex Legends features 16 teams compete in eight tournaments across the summer.

Esports Insider says: It’s great to see Quake Champions get some spotlight – it appears that FACEIT is trying to identify  titles that don’t receive a lot of third-party love from major organisers to swoop in itself.

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