A social media platform for gamers? Acer’s onto a winner with Planet 9!
September 7, 2019

Looks like Acer is serious about revolutionising the esports industry. At IFA 2019, CEO Jason Chen announced Planet9, their own social gaming platform. This next-generation esports platform has a key focus on coaching and helping players and gamers move from casual involvement to professional.

This is an open community that allows gamers to build their team, train for excellence and challenge for victory. A key aspect of Planet 9 is its community features, which allows gamers to meet and group with fellow gamers who are on the same path. They can add friends, follow people they are interested in, and receive recommendations on who they can play with based on game played and complementing skills. The platform provides a series of features to help gamers level up their skills, whether to hire a coach to give individual guidance, play alongside veteran gamers, clock some more hours with friends at similar levels, or see advanced game statistics to track their performance.

Planet 9 is currently in closed beta, and will enter open beta on January 30, 2020. Gamers who wish to participate in the closed beta may sign up at planet9.gg

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He is a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016. and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.
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