Gfinity Arcade BETA Launch: Play and host your own gaming tournaments

Looking to casually enter the esports competitive scene or improve your ability? Gfinity Arcade allows you to enter custom tournaments over a huge range of gaming titles.

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli

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Professional and casual gamers alike enjoy competitiveness. Of course, it’s a very different ball game for the pros, but pad players in their bedrooms still like to take on their mates across a variety of games.

Gfinity Arcade looks to bridge the gap between the pro and casual gaming scene. It provides gamers a free, competitive online platform enabling them to improve their ability across a huge range of esports titles. You can jump on or create your own fully customisable tournament, making Arcade fully catered to all your gaming needs. 

The Gfinity Elite Series has seen games such as CS:GO, FIFA 18, Rocket League and Street Fighter V take to the Gfinity Arena in London, but for Arcade there is so much more choice.

What games are currently available on Gfinity Arcade?

Call of Duty: WW2, Dota 2, Clash Royale, Forza 7, Gears of War 4, Halo 5, Hearthstone, Injustice 2, League of Legends, Madden 18, Mario Kart 8, Mortal Kombat X, NHL 18, Overwatch, Tekken 7 and more are all available in BETA testing for Gfinity Arcade.

What platforms can you play on?

You can compete on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mobile, but some games are specific to certain consoles. 

When will tournaments take place?

The gaming world has been crying out for a community-driven esports platform, and Gfinity has delivered. Gfinity Arcade will run continuously so that gamers at home can always jump into a tournament. Competitions will have time limits by which each round of fixtures can be completed by as well as the total duration of the tournament. 

What is the tournament format?

There are three types of tournament formats. The cup is a straight knockout, league is a round-robin where you play everyone, whereas in a ladder tournament you compete for ranking places through an Elo score.

Not only is the tournament format customisable, but so too are the rules. If you do not want a specific character to be used in the competition, you can state that in the rules. Gfinity templates are also available if you’re looking to keep things simple.

How many players can compete?

Currently, 128 players can compete in a tournament, with a team’s roster limited to 16. Some tournaments are one-on-one, but this can be changed to two-on-two and so on. 

Who can join a tournament?

Parameters can be set to limit who can join a tournament. If you just want players in similar time zones, you can join competitions set to a certain region, with language another factor. 

Take part in Gfinity Arcade BETA testing

Gfinity Arcade is currently under BETA testing, and you can help provide feedback and improve the new platform. 

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Alastair Pusinelli

First console: GameBoy Color / Favourite Game: Assassin's Creed 2 / Currently playing: Football Manager 2020