After months of testing, FACEIT TF2 has finally moved into open beta, and the platform is kicking things off with the FACEIT 6v6 Opening Tournament.
FACEIT's TF2 platform is kicking off with a grand tournament (picture by yttrium)
Taking place from November 18th-20th, the FACEIT 6v6 Opening Tournament will see up teams compete on FACEIT's platform.
Team are free to signup on FACEIT's website, with registration ending on Friday, November 18th at 10pm EST. Players that wish to signup but don't have a team can register as solo players and be matched by FACEIT with other solo players.
The tournament will be based in North America, but players from other regions can also join. Players will have to set their region in the FACEIT game settings to NA if they wish to signup.
The tournament is scheduled to start on Saturday, November 19th if 32 teams or less participate, but will begin Friday, November 18th with opening rounds if more teams sign up.
Additional details about the tournament such as an FAQ are available. Players that wish to contact the admins can do so via the FACEIT support system or the FACEIT TF2 Discord.
The format will utilize a single-elimination bracket, with a best-of-three series being played for every match except for the best-of-five grand finals. Seeding for the bracket will be determined by the admins based on player experience in other leagues.
The rules for the maps will be based off of the European ruleset. Standard control point maps will have a 30-minute time limit and a mercy rule if a team gets a five-round difference, with an overtime round if the score is tied at the end of regulation. The tournament will also use the global whitelist.
The map list will be using a slightly modified version of the ESEA map list:
A total of $2,500 and 19,200 FACEIT points is up for grabs. The prize pool distribution is as follows:
- 1st: $700 + 2400 FACEIT points
- 2nd: $660 + 2000 FACEIT points
- 3rd-4th: $570 + 2000 FACEIT points
- 5th-8th: 1500 FACEIT points
- 9th-16th: 600 FACEIT points
In partnership with FACEIT, we'll be bringing you all the action of the FACEIT 6v6 Opening Tournament! We'll have live broadcasts over the weekend as our casters and cameramen will cover the tournament from the first mid fight to the final frag. Our crew will be:
- Marxist - caster
- MR_SLIN - caster
- truktruk - caster
- cornpop16 - caster
- sigafoo - caster
- Tino_ - cameraman & producer
Lock and load mercenaries! This weekend will be filled with rockets, gold, and glory! A special thanks to FACEIT for their support.