Paladins Premier League esports content exclusively via Facebook Live
Hi-Rez Studios and the World Esports Association (WESA) announced that they will stream Paladins Premier League esports content exclusively via Facebook Live and give amateur players a path to compete at a professional level through Facebook Groups.
The Paladins Premier League is the newly-established, official esports league of Hi-Rez Studios’ first-person shooter game Paladins, which has more than 15 million players worldwide. The Paladins Premier League consists of 10 member organizations from the WESA, an elite group that shares a collective vision to continue to professionalize esports. Professional players in the league will earn a minimum salary and teams will participate in revenue sharing of league profits.
The Paladins community will enjoy top-tier gameplay, quality live coverage and community-based features that encourage interaction and bring players closer together. A weekly Paladins Esports Show on Watch, Facebook’s new platform for shows, will bring news, insights and analysis of the competitive scene.
In July, Hi-Rez announced the successful $350,000 Paladin’s Global Series (PGS), a community-focused, open-bracket tournament series held in seven regions around the world, where amateur players can recruit and form teams all within the official Paladins Facebook Group. In the first week alone, more than 300 teams consisting of more than 1,500 players signed up to play in the Global Series, with top matches streamed via Facebook Live. In under a month, more than 28,000 members of have joined the Paladins Global Series Group. Regional PGS champions earn a slot in the World Championships where they will compete against one another along with qualifying Premier League teams.
“Every day, through Paladins Global Series, fans around the world are connecting in meaningful ways through Facebook Groups,” said Leo Olebe, director of global games partnerships at Facebook. “The PGS is a great foundation for building the broader Paladins community, and we are excited to bring things full circle by making Facebook the home for professional Paladins Premier League esports content too. The passion and popularity surrounding Paladins is fueled from the ground up by its community of fans. Hi-Rez’s use of Facebook to discover new player talent and elevate players to a professional stage is a great fit for the community-driven platform we’re building for the gaming video ecosystem.”
Paladins Premier League livestreams will kick off in September on Facebook. For the latest information on Paladins visit www.paladins.com and follow the official Paladins Premier League on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/paladinsgame/.