Xfire launches competitive gaming hub called Battleground

By Stephany Nunneley
5 March 2013 16:54 GMT

Battleground is a new competitive gaming hub created by Xfire which contains all sorts of nifty things such as 24-hour servers, universal matchmaking, friend-tracking and more.

The social gaming service also plans to host sponsored events and hand out X-Coins which can be used to enter monthly prize sweepstakes. Later this month, Xfire will introduce this transactional ecosystem, and the virtual currency can also be purchased using PayPal, VISA, MasterCard and American Express.

Players will use X-Coin to challenge fellow gamers and compete in skill-based gaming for serious prizes. The more active the player is, the greater opportunity they have to win.

The service also contains a universal point system for games such as Battlefield 3, CS:GO, and more.

Battleground currently supports Call of Duty 4 and Counter-Strike: Source, with additional titles to be added regularly, including Call of Duty 2, Counter-Strike: Go, World of Tanks, Team Fortress 2, Planetside 2 and District 187.

The Battleground format comes with three primary modes for gamers: Instant Action, Direct Challenge and Tournaments.

Coming soon, players can challenge others using Direct Challenge, use Tournament mode to participate in sponsored tournaments from Xfire partners, and create and organize their own tournaments through a “full competitive product suite.”

The firm has also updated Xfire with its 2.0 client, along with a redesigned site and webpages for easier navigation, the addition of an editorial section highlighting popular news within the industry, and a digital storefront where users can redeem X-Coins.

Hit up the links for more information.

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