Gaming in Turkey and FACEIT Launches Collegiate CS: GO League   

Gaming in Turkey, a media hub and esports agency, has partnered with FACEIT, an online tournament platform, to launch a collegiate CS GO league in Turkey.   

the first tournament to take place through the partnership deal will be the Collegiate Esports League Turkey. It kicks off in the coming Fall study semester. Turkish universities are already building squads and student communities around FACEIT’s platform.  

According to the press release, Gaming in Turkey has plans to fire up collegiate Valorant competitions and League of Legends in 2021.ESI London – Franchised leagues in Serhat Bekdemir, Head of Esports at Gaming in Turkey and Commissioner, noted “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.”  

Further adding, “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.”  

Duran Kamgar-Parsi, Head of Collegiate Esports at FACEIT, is keen as to what the new league brings to the table, “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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Esports Insider says “It’s great to see collegiate leagues formalized, especially’ considering its one outside of the US. Working closely with FACEIT to provide a clear, high-quality competition will likely do leaps and bounds for the grassroots scene. It’s hard to disagree with more support for amateurs so they can familiarize themselves with the commitment and professionalism expected in the pro scene.”