Esports platfrom FACEIT secures 9INE partnership

Image credit: ESL FACEIT Group / 9INE

Esports tournament platform FACEIT has secured a partnership with European esports organisation 9INE.

The partnership aims to further support 9INE’s fans, notably its community in Poland. As such, 9INE will gain a moderated space on FACEIT for its fanbase.

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Moreover, 9INE will be able to organise tournaments on the platform and sell merch through the FACEIT shop, among other things.

9INE is an esports organisation from Sweden that is most known for its Polish roster in CS:GO. The organisation saw competitive success in 2023, qualifying for the Paris Major by placing first in the European RMR B, as well as finishing second in the ESL Challenger League.

The FACEIT platform will create a moderated space for fans called the 9INE Clan, which will help Polish-speaking players find matches and teammates easier. In addition, the organisation itself will be able to organise tournaments on the FACEIT platform, giving players the ability to earn points, cash and 9INE merchandise in custom cups.

The partnership goes even further by allowing 9INE and FACEIT to create custom creator portals, sponsored competitions, social feeds and posts. 9INE will also be able to sell merchandise through the FACEIT shop with FACEIT points. All this combined makes it very easy for 9INE to support Polish players while increasing its presence in the region.

FACEIT, a subsidiary of ESL FACEit Group, is seemingly pushing towards more collaborations with esports organisations, with 9INE’s partnership less than a week after the platform teamed up with Astralis.

Fredrik Belstad, CEO at 9INE, commented on the partnership: “We’re an esports organisation that’s been making waves in Poland and we’re excited to partner up with FACEIT.

“Our successes in the esports industry speaks for itself and we’re confident that teaming up with FACEIT would bring a whole new level of benefits to both parties. We’re eager to explore this opportunity further and see how we can make the most of it together.” 

Ivan Šimić
Ivan comes from Croatia, loves weird simulator games, and is terrible at playing anything else. Spent 5 years writing about tech and esports in Croatia, and is now doing it here.