Facebook released a new feature for Facebook Gaming on Tuesday. The Tournaments feature allows gamers worldwide to host e-sports tournaments with their friends.
The feature had been in the works for a while, but Facebook decided to release the feature earlier to bring people together during the corona crisis, software engineer Mina Abouseif said in an interview with GamesBeat . "Our mission for Facebook Gaming is to build the world's gaming community, and organized gameplay has always been a big part of gaming," said Abouseif.
Tournaments allow users to organize virtual tournaments of varying difficulty. Creating a tournament can be compared to creating another Facebook event. You can enter the time, date and duration of the match and invite friends to it.
Streamers on the platform can also host tournaments for their fans and broadcast them directly. At the same time, they can use Facebook's fundraising tools to raise money and donate to aid organizations.
Tournaments is available worldwide, although Facebook says that the new function is still being worked on.