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FACEIT Christmas Changes

This Christmadseason we’re making some changes to FACEIT. Aiming to provide quicker matches, bigger rewards and more competition, here’s what’s going down…

Hub Changes

The biggest change of all will be the new look hub. We are merging the European and North American hubs to create a single global hub. From here is where all official seasons and bonus events will occur. The merger will take place on the 29th of November, and will see both all-time leader boards and member lists combined just in time for the start of the new Seasons and Events. The full schedule is available at the bottom of this post, so scroll down to check it out!

This change should hopefully ease up the matchmaking process a little, reduce current burdens on regional communities and make it a little easier for all FACEIT competitors to be paired up in balanced games at a quicker rate.

Season Changes

Seasons are changing in length, from fortnightly to month long. Each season will be worth 100,000FP – up from the 50,000FP seen before. Every player finishing in the top fifty will secure enough points for, at minimum, a limited edition secondary weapon at 1,000FP. As players progress higher up the rankings more points will be awarded, with the top player each season taking home 10,000FP.

The complete FACEIT Point breakdown for Seasons can be found below:

Placement
FP Per Player
Total FP
1 10,000 10,000
2 8,000 8,000
3 6,000 6,000
4 – 5 3,000 6,000
6 – 10 2,500 12,500
11 – 20 1,500 15,000
21 – 50 1,000 30,000
51 – 100 250 12,500
 Total FP 100,000 100,000

Bonus Event Changes

In a similar way to Seasons, Bonus Days will be expanded, becoming Bonus Weekends. Their prize pools will also increase substantially, a total of 50,000FP for each weekend. However unlike Seasons, the competition for prizes will be a little tougher, as the new format will only pay out to the top twenty players. Once again the first place payout will be 10,000FP, and will reduce to a measly 1,000FP for anyone finishing outside the top ten.

The complete FACEIT Point breakdown for Bonus Events can be found below:

Placement
FP Per Player
Total FP
1 10,000 10,000
2 8,000 8,000
3 6,000 6,000
4 – 5 3,000 6,000
6 – 10 2,000 10,000
11 – 20 1,000 10,000
 Total FP 50,000 50,000

December Schedule

December will be full of competition with the very first bonus event starting this coming weekend! Here’s the schedule for the upcoming month (all times GMT):

  • Bonus Weekend I – November 30th (18:00) → (23:59) December 2nd
  • December 2018 Season – December 1st (00:00) → (23:59) December 31st
  • Bonus Weekend II – December 14th (18:00) → (23.59) December 16th
  • Bonus Weekend III – December 28th (18:00) → (23.59) December 30th

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