FACEIT, the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games with over 27 million users, have announced the next phase of their partnership with WhiteBIT, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, with the launch of the WhiteBIT Community Clash – the biggest CS:GO matchmaking event to date.
FACEIT players and fans are invited to join one of the 60+ largest EU and South America streamers and pro team Clans to compete for a portion of the $1m USDT prize pool, 100 million FACEIT points and a chance to make it to the live finals at Dreamhack Valencia in Spain on 9th – 11th December 2022. Clans are digital communities on FACEIT, created so players can find like-minded individuals to compete with. Clans can consist of hundreds to thousands of members.
Starting November 15th, players prove their mettle by picking a Clan and participating in matches to earn points. The more members, wins and points, the more your Clan has a chance to make it to the finals. At the end of the first phase, the bottom ten Clans are eliminated. The remaining Clans will compete to make it to the Playoffs based on rankings in a single-elimination, best of 3 tournament. Clan leaders will select four players and two substitutes to represent the team at the Quarter Finals and Semi Finals in Dreamhack Valencia. The Finals will see the top 2 Clans from each region go head to head at the event, where they will compete on stage for $1M USDT. Uniquely, all of the members of the winning Clan will receive a portion of the prize pool.
In February 2022, FACEIT and WhiteBIT laid the foundation of the partnership by creating new opportunities for gamers with highly engaging competitions and substantial cryptocurrency rewards. FACEIT users can already take part in dedicated WhiteBIT missions and tournaments on the platform and win rewards which they are able to redeem in the cryptocurrency of their choice through the WhiteBIT platform. The Community Clash unlocks the next chapter in the partnership, by introducing gamers to a groundbreaking competition format, backed by the biggest personalities in esports, and an unprecedented level of rewards to cement the commitment WhiteBIT has to esports.
Volodymyr Nosov, CEO of WhiteBIT commented: “WhiteBIT has always been about pioneers who explore new levels of experience. That is the theme of today’s announcement we are making with our friends from FACEIT. Together, we plan to present an upgraded gaming experience on their platform. Thousands of players from all over the world fighting for a prize fund that rivals Tier-1 tournament rewards, doesn’t it sound amazing? And this is just the first of the many steps we will take together going forward.”
President of Digital Platform at ESL FACEIT Group, Fabio Floris commented: “We’re very excited to announce our new community offering together with WhiteBIT. The tournament is designed to bring together the CS:GO community and give every player an opportunity to compete on a global scale in a brand new engaging way. It’s been fantastic to offer such a big incentive for players through our partner WhiteBIT, who have truly understood the need for innovative gaming experiences, and to have an array of big name streamers from CS:GO lead the charge to unite players.”