Gaming in Turkey launch collegiate CS:GO league

Gaming in Turkey launch collegiate CS:GO league

Gaming in Turkey launch collegiate CS:GO league

Gaming in Turkey has announced they have partnered with tournament platform FACEIT to launch a collegiate CS:GO league within Turkey. The two organisations will work together to finalise a collegiate CS:GO scene in Turkey that begun to develop in 2018.

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Throughout the partnership, the organisations will be working together to launch new tournaments. The first tournament to take place through the partnership will be the Collegiate Esports League Turkey, this tournament will take place within the Autumn / Fall. Within Turkey, universities have been given the go-ahead to build teams that can compete on the FACEIT platform.

In a release, it has been speculated that Gaming in Turkey has already got plans to create collegiate League of Legends and Valorant competitions in 2021.

Head of Esports at Gaming in Turkey and Commissioner at IESF’s Esports Education and Youth Leadership Program, Serhat Bekdemir commented: “our progress was impactful in recent years for the collegiate space in Turkey. Yet we were not able to unify the efforts under one platform. “FACEIT is giving us the best opportunity to bring the student-gamers under one platform and create solid opportunities to become professionals, both in the game and in the industry.”

Head of Collegiate Esports at FACEIT, Duran Kamgar-Parsi added: “collegiate leagues are vital for the esports ecosystem. Providing opportunities in a professional environment for new talent is incredibly important. “Our ambition is to create opportunities for the grassroots scene on a global scale, so it’s great to find like-minded regional partners such as Gaming in Turkey who are equally committed to growing local communities.”

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