The UK-based tournament organiser UK Esports League (UKEL) has outlined its plans for the coming year and beyond, as it confirms partnership platform provider Playbase.GG. This announcement follows the earlier news that the UKEL is shifting its tournament focus and will no longer run an amateur League of Legends league.
In a statement on its website, the UKEL said: “We’ve always wanted to provide leagues for multiple games and, alongside our main broadcasted leagues, have development leagues for amateur players. 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 Playbase.GG partnership will enable the UKEL to run open and closed leagues and tournaments, all of which will continue to be free to enter, as well as tracking player stats and generating supplementary commercial revenues.
The statement continued: “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. We’ll also be looking to run off season tournaments to keep everyone engaged and well-practiced.”