The UK Esports League (UKEL), a United Kingdom-based tournament organizer, has partnered with the platform provider Playbase.GG. This move comes one month after the UKEL confirmed there would be no amateur League of Legends league for 2022, as it sets its sights on other tournaments and games.
“We’ve always wanted to provide leagues for multiple games, and alongside our main, broadcasted leagues, have development leagues for amateur players,” the UKEL said in an announcement post on its website. “In order to do this, our current website wouldn’t be enough. We’re delighted to announce that we are partnering with Playbase.GG and moving our operations over to their platform. Whilst the platform is still currently in development, we’re excited with what we’ve seen so far and testing has been successful.”
The UKEL said Playbase will allow it to run open and closed leagues and tournaments. Additionally, it will track player stats and generate revenues via adverts and products. It also said that all UKEL competitions will continue to remain free to enter.
“The eventual goal of using this platform is to provide ‘pro’ leagues with participation funds as well as prize pools, and subsequent leagues below with a promotion/relegation system and prize pools at lower levels as well,” the UKEL added. “We’ll also be looking to run off-season tournaments to keep everyone engaged and well-practiced.”
(All information was provided by Esports News UK)