Destiny developer Bungie have announced user-hosted crucible matches and private crucible matches coming with Destiny’s year 2 expansion “Rise of Iron“. The private matches have all the editing options you would have hoped for, from game type and map to conditions, and score limit, etc.
User-hosted matches are being brought into the game to support tournament play. However, there are some pretty solid rules set by Bungie:
The value of the total compensation, including prizes, prize money, salaries, travel and accommodation stipends or reimbursements, and appearance fees paid by organizers and sponsors to the players, teams and team owners, for participating in the competition (“Compensation”), must:
- Not exceed Five Thousand US Dollars ($5,000 USD) or the equivalent for a single competition.
- Not exceed Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000 USD) or the equivalent for all of the events organized or hosted by you during the last 12 months pursuant to this Destiny Competition License.
Provided you comply with all applicable laws (including residency eligibility requirements), you may charge players and/or teams entry fees to compete in your community competitions under the following guidelines:
- Your local laws allow organizers to charge entry fees for participants to compete in the competition.
- The value of the Compensation must be at least equal to the combined value of the entrance fees paid by players.
Now it’s quite apparent that Bungie is doing this to help support the rise in eSports and want to help support the rise of competitive Destiny.
Destiny: Rise of Iron is set to be released in September of 20th, 2016.