ESL and FACEIT merge to create the world’s leading competitive gaming platform
On January 24, 2022, ESL Gaming announced they will be merging with FACEIT.
ESL and FACEIT have both been central to the unbelievable development of esports and serious gaming with more than thirty years joined in the business. Together, they will frame another main contribution in the quickly developing yet divided esports scene at a crucial time in the advancement of the business. Interestingly, gamers, distributers, and accomplices will have a predictable excursion that could take them from relaxed rivalries to field occasions on one stage.
Together, ESL and FACEIT convey a start to finish arrangement that supports game distributors and designers to construct manageable cutthroat gaming networks and esports biological systems.
The arrangement will consist of ESL’s goal in building, broadcasting, and commercializing premium esports biological systems, including field and celebration occasions, with FACEIT’s capacities in growing top-tier devices for competitive gaming.
“Our mission remains unchanged: to create a world where everybody can be somebody. Our merger with FACEIT, along with the backing of SGG, will give us more know-how, capabilities, and resources than ever before to deliver on this vision. Whether you are competing or watching, doing so socially or at a professional level, every stage of the pathway will be improved through this merger. For gamers, publishers, and partners, this is a hugely exciting proposition, to be able to take everyone on the journey from your first step into competition to playing on the biggest esports stages globally.”-ESL CEO Craig Levine
“In the past years, ESL and FACEIT had a significant positive impact for the growth of the esports industry, bringing a variety of propositions for players, teams, publishers, and developers. By uniting these complementary capabilities, and with the backing of SGG, we are taking a long-term approach to develop a more robust platform to better support the future of the whole competitive gaming ecosystem and generate more value for all its stakeholders in a sustainable way.”-FACEIT CEO Niccolo Maisto
“SGG has committed to invest heavily in the games and esports industry and to materially strengthen the global games community. We are delighted to be working with ESL FACEIT Group – a deal that will enable us to actively support the creation of a world-class esports ecosystem. With our investment, ESL FACEIT Group will be able to accelerate their development of an unrivaled experience for players and fans”.-Brian Ward, CEO of SGG
ESL FACEIT Group will be owned by Savvy Gaming Group.
For quite a long time, the two organizations have been creating projects freely in esports. Today the two are collaborating to make esports more coordinated.
About ESL FACEIT Group
ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) is the world’s leading competitive gaming platform, combining ESL, the world’s leading independent esports company, and FACEIT, the leading digital destination for competitive gamers, offering the unique capability to deliver end-to-end solutions for players, publishers, developers, and partners. Through the combination, EFG is taking a long-term approach to increase the sustainability and global footprint of competitive gaming in a world where it represents the fastest-growing entertainment vertical.
Read more at eslfaceit.com
About Savvy Gaming Group (SGG)
Savvy Gaming Group (SGG) is a games and esports company founded to drive the long-term growth and development of esports and the wider games industry worldwide. SGG was set up and is 100% owned by PIF. As a global champion of this buoyant sector, SGG aims to become a global leader in games and esports by deploying significant capital over long-term horizons.
Its investments will create opportunities for participation and progression in the sector, across gender, geography, means, and ability. SGG’s investments are intended to drive the growth of the sector globally, making it a more supportive, exciting, and rewarding place for fans, players, developers, and technology innovators, and facilitating broader, more equitable access to this fast-growing, dynamic sector. SGG’s CEO is Brian Ward, former head of worldwide studios at Activision Blizzard.
Read more at savvygaminggroup.com
Courtesy ESL Gaming