FACEIT to host the first official Quake Pro League

FACEIT has announced details for the first official Quake Pro League. The league will run from August 2019 through to August 2020, with all the action being broadcast live each week from the FACEIT Studio in London.

The Quake Pro League will kick off at QuakeCon 2019 with 20 pre-selected players going head-to-head. Ten players from NA/SA and EU/CIS will compete to earn their Global Ranking.

Following QuakeCon 2019, the first league games on FACEIT will start in August with weekly online studio broadcasts every Sunday. Offline Major and Minor events will occur during November 2019; February 2020; May 2020; and conclude at Quakecon 2020.

A new competitive mode, Timelimit Duel, has been tailor-made for the Quake Pro League to showcase the insane skill these diverse players possess, allowing for a wider margin of control and the chance for fan-favourite comebacks.

“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,” said Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT. “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.”

Amateur players will have the opportunity to unseat the pros in the Quake Challengers. Weekly online competitions on FACEIT, in parallel to the Quake Pro League, are open to all players in NA, SA, EU, and CIS. The top four highest-ranked Challengers (2 from NA/SA and 2 from EU/CIS) in a stage will also be flown to offline events. The Challengers will receive guaranteed prizes and have their chance to shake the lowest-ranked pro-players in regulation matches.