Facebook Gaming has finally unveiled the tournaments feature for esports amateurs today in early access across the globe. The feature, which was in the pipeline for quite some time, has been released early to help people cope better while in coronavirus isolation.
The tool was initially built to support live gaming events and tournaments. However, it would be shifted to “meet a digital need” to help people stay connected through friendly competition with their friends, family and communities. And the good news with this is that anyone can organize or join a tournament.
Whether its a casual competition among friends; a creator looking to play with their chat; or a global esports competition. You can have it virtually with brackets, leaderboards, and everything else part.
Eventually, creators and broadcasters can host fan tournaments while streaming the action live. You can also create, play, and watch the competitive action in one spot. With fundraising tools built into gaming videos, creators can also organize tournaments to support charitable causes.
Who can access Facebook Gaming Tournaments?
Early access to the tournaments feature is available to everyone now. The company hopes to gather feedback and continue to build it together with the community. Facebook Gaming and Oculus recently said they were joining the #PlayApartTogether campaign. Here, game companies support the World Health Organization by raising awareness about the dangers of the coronavirus.
Facebook wants to make it easy to learn what is happening in a match. It also wants to make it easy to facilitate a tournament; or find out where a tournament is at a given point in time; how to celebrate winners; and how to follow conversations around the tournaments.
Right now, the tool requires the tournament organizer participants to actually coordinate matches in a game like Call of Duty: Warzone. Facebook can’t automate the matchmaking yet, but it is working on that. It also relies on the players and organizers to report the results of the match. But it does provide a place where people can gather to view the results or view an actual livestream of the match.
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