FACEIT, the leading platform for online competitions in PvP (player versus player) multiplayer games, commissioned Bennett Awards to create new custom awards for an eSports competition they recently held. The competition was a custom-built celebrity 1v1 Quake tournament held at the 2016 D.I.C.E Summit. The D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit is an annual multi-day gathering of video game executives held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Established in 2002 by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the conference emphasizes the business and production end of the industry, with a focus on trends and innovations in video game design.
FACEIT chose Bennett Awards to create new custom awards to be presented to the winner of the Quake competition held during the summit. FACEIT worked with Bennett Awards to create a new, unique custom award design based on the FACEIT logo. One of the key graphical elements in the FACIT logo is a geometric shape like the tip of an arrow, and this was the shape of the sculpture that was created to serve as the main design element of the award. This sculpture was fabricated out of aluminum, and then painted with a high-gloss paint in the orange color of FACEIT’s logo design. This aluminum sculpture was mounted on a unique, handcrafted multi-tier hardwood base that featured diagonal cuts to match the shape of the sculpture. An engraved plate with the winner’s name was attached to the front of the base.
Founded in 2011, FACEIT has quickly become the leading platform for online competitions in PvP multiplayer games. With nearly 3,000,000 users and continuous exponential growth, FACEIT now hosts over 2,000 tournaments and 5,000,000 game sessions per month.