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  eSports Tournament-Management Platform Battlefy Enters Public Beta
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 13, 2014 – After powering more than 1200 events, eSports tournament-management platform Battlefy is entering its public beta. 

Thanks to the input from developers, publishers, tournament organizers and players, Battlefy has matured into a trusted platform for high profile events. Tournaments run on Battlefy include Riot’s North American Collegiate Open, Ubisoft’s Might & Magic DoC Road2Paris Championships, the American Open Qualifier for The Summit, the Gottacon LoL Championships, Dota Peru Championships, North American Dota SECS, High School StarLeague, and Razer's LoL Clash.

Online tournaments can be a hectic experience for gamers, given that organizers and participants are often in different regions and time zones. When organizers use Battlefy, players will have a much easier time:

•      Checking into events

•      Finding their opponents

•      Reporting and sharing their wins to the public

•      Tracking their progress throughout the competition

Battlefy can now be used to create tournaments for more than 42,000 different games, but the platform is especially useful for popular eSports titles. When the platform is implemented for team-based genres such as MOBAs and FPSes, players find features like one step team registration and roster management. 

Players in collectible card game tournaments have benefited greatly from Battlefy’s ability to handle the submission of deck information to the organizer ensuring fair play throughout events. The platform also models its swiss tournament format, including tie-breaker systems, after professional leagues so that the right players advance to the next level of multi-stage competitions.

Battlefy has received $1.5 million in venture funding.  Investors include Deep Fork Capital VC, BDC Ventures and William Morris Endeavor. Individual investors include: Jarl Mohn, Chairman of CNET and former Board member of Riot Games; Dennis Phelps, partner, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP); William Lohse, former president, Ziff Davis and Softbank Forums; Keith Boesky, former president, Eidos.

About Battlefy

Battlefy is a Vancouver-based company developing an eSports tournament-management platform with the same name as the firm. The organization was co-founded by Jason Xu, a former eSports tournament organizer and competitive Starcraft player, in 2012.