French esports organisation Team Vitality has announced a partnership with esports tournament organiser and platform FACEIT.
The deal will see the two parties collaborate to launch a range of new initiatives including a hub for French CS:GO players.
Alongside the creation of the Vitality Hub, the organisation will launch a clan enabling fans to organise tournaments across France giving undiscovered talent a spotlight.
Team Vitality will utilise FACEIT’s infrastructure to create a hub that aims to cultivate talent. The top five players will compete in the FPL Challenger qualifiers, with a chance to take part in a league where top teams scout for new players.
In addition to participation opportunities in FPL Challenger qualifiers, players can earn a range of prizes such as Team Vitality merchandise, FACEIT Points and cash. 2022 continues to be a year of expansion for Team Vitality. In recent months, the organisation has entered deals with the likes of Samsung, Garnier Fructis and online bookmaker GG.BET.
The deal marks the first hub created by FACEIT and an esports organisation. In recent weeks, the platform has secured deals with data collaboration platform InfoSum and luxury brand Gucci, the latter of which was to launch a gaming academy where players can take part in coaching sessions and teamwork activities.
Along with the creation of the hub, Team Vitality’s merchandise will appear on the FACEIT shop, enabling players to spend FACEIT Points on a range of clothing.