FACEIT, the world’s most popular competitive gaming platform and organisers of some of the largest esports events in Europe and North America partnered with PUBG Corporation to host the first global event of the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) 2019 esports season. The FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic was a celebration of one of the most popular video games in the world. Alongside a live competition, which saw 24 international teams compete over a six-day period, the event featured knockout rounds, and culminated in a Grand Final.
In a growing market, esports organisers are requiring professional and tech savvy venues. FACEIT chose ExCeL for its flexibility of space coupled with its robust technical capabilities. ExCeL’s ICC Auditorium with its dedicated onsite technical team, bespoke rigging capabilities and 15m high ceiling enabled FACEIT limitless scope to create a cutting-edge esports arena, coupled a 56m wide screen over and above the gaming pods, playing to the full width of the ICC Auditorium. The Auditorium’s easy visitor access to a central boulevard with a mix of bars, restaurants and eateries ranging from bespoke retailers to well-known brands enabled a seamless guest experience. ExCeL has a vast and resilient network infrastructure capable of handling the most complex events and FACEIT’s requirement to live stream the event.
A live audience of over 3,000
Audience in excess of 6 million viewers
International competing teams