Facebook Gaming Gives Everyone Early Access to Its Tournaments Feature

Anyone can start or join a competition

Creators can host tournaments while livestreaming Facebook
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Sports fans may be missing out on the NCAA Tournament due to Covid-19, but gamers received early access to the tournaments feature from Facebook Gaming.

Software engineer Mina Abouseif said in a blog post that anyone can start or join a tournament, in any game on Facebook, adding, “That could be a casual competition among friends, a creator playing with their chat or a global esports competition. And it all happens virtually, from brackets to leaderboards and everything in between.”

Creators can host tournaments while livestreaming, and gamers can create, play and watch competitions in one spot.

Facebook Gaming’s charity livestreaming tools also enable creators to use tournaments in support of important causes.

The feature is available here.

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david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.