Valve is getting ready 'Staff Fortress 2' for eSports
Valve plans to kick off the primary spherical of beta testing for Group Fortress 2‘s aggressive matchmaking mode inside the subsequent week or so, the corporate writes in an replace on the sport’s Aggressive Beta Steam Group. Within the coming weeks, Valve guarantees to open up the brand new mode to pick members of that group. Plus, it’s going to host restricted-time stress exams with bigger numbers of members.
“We all know you’d all like to start out testing now, and ultimately we hope all of you will get an opportunity to play and share your ideas,” Valve writes. “However keep in mind that all testing occurs in levels and proper now we’re at stage one.”
Group members with the perfect probability of getting chosen meet the next standards, as outlined by Valve:
- Have both bought a replica of Workforce Fortress 2 previous to June 23, 2011, or have made a purchase order from the Mann Co. Retailer
- Have Steam Guard Cellular Authenticator enabled
- Have a telephone quantity related together with your Steam account
The brand new mode ought to place individuals in video games towards equally expert gamers and it might open up some critical eSports potential for Group Fortress 2. The sport already has a aggressive scene, although it is largely unofficial and is held again by a scarcity of correct matchmaking and rating techniques. Valve is aware of the right way to do eSports, too — it is the corporate behind Counter-Strike: International Offensive and Dota 2, in any case. The Worldwide, Dota 2‘s world championship collection, featured a prize pool of $18.four million final yr.
Put your aggressive hats on, Workforce Fortress 2 followers.