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Esports tournament organiser ESL FACEIT Group (EFG) has announced a partnership with Spanish esports organisation Movistar Riders.
The FACEIT-specific deal will see both entities work together to unite Movistar Riders’ fans on the esports platform, providing them with a place to connect and play through a series of activations.
According to the release, the organisation’s fans and players will benefit from the platform’s round-the-clock moderation, which aims to enhance their overall CS:GO experience. Additionally, Movistar Riders will have the ability to create and manage monthly tournaments where players can compete for FACEIT points, cash, merchandise and other prizes. This partnership also grants the organisation access to the FACEIT Shop for direct display and sales.
EFG and Movistar Riders’ collaboration also extends to activities involving the main team, talent team, and coaches within the ecosystem. Movistar Riders will actively participate in community development through tournaments, seasons and events. There are also plans to establish an academy scouting ground.
Established in 2017, Madrid-based Movistar Riders has competed in various esports titles such as League of Legends, CS:GO, FIFA, and Rainbow Six Siege. Recently, their CS:GO team achieved an impressive victory in the ESL Challenger Melbourne, surpassing expectations.
Cristian Duca, Director of Creator Partnerships at FACEIT, commented on the news: “We’re thrilled to partner with Movistar Riders and provide Spanish players with an unrivalled gaming experience on FACEIT. Together, we aim to foster a vibrant community and offer exciting opportunities for competitive gamers.”
Earlier this year, EFG entered into a similar agreement with European esports organisation 9INE, extending support to its community and offering a moderated platform for casual play and tournaments.
Radina has been a Freelance Journalist for Esports Insider since 2021. When not playing Apex Legends, she enjoys writing about tech, equality and education in esports.