PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is currently one of the most popular video games out there. It is the game that introduced the world to battle royale. The game is played by millions of players every month and has a huge fan base in all parts of the world. The game’s developers, PUBG Corp also hosts different tournaments for it from time to time. Last year was really great for PUBG fans as we got to see some amazing tournaments. And now, the company has revealed its esports plans for 2020.
Plans for 2020
PUBG Corp has confirmed that there are going to be a total of four global events for their battle royale game in 2020. This means that fans have a lot to look forward to this year. The four events include three PUBG Global Series (PGS), and one final PUBG Global Championship (PGC) event. These four events are going to be all that fans are going to see this year.
PUBG Corp has also shared some exclusive details regarding all these four events. They have revealed how many teams will participate in them and what prize pool will they compete for. In addition to this, the format has also been revealed.
Three PGS Events
To begin with, it has been confirmed that a total of 32 teams are going to participate in the three PGS events that will be held throughout this year. From these teams, 28 of them will secure a spot in the event through regional qualifiers that will be held in different regions. These include China, Korea, Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Japan. As for the remaining four, they will be the top four teams from the previous global events. This means that you will get to see the top teams once again in the events.
Each PGS event will be held for a total of nine days, and each one will consist of three stages. These include the group stage, the elimination stage, and the grand finals. All 32 teams are going to be divided into a total of two groups, and each group will have 16 teams. The top six teams will directly advance to the grand finals. Once the elimination stage is over, the top four teams will go to the grand finals. Each PGS event is going to feature a prize pool of $500,000.
The PUBG Global Championship
As for the PUBG Global Championship, it is going to be the biggest PUBG event of this year. In this event, a total of 16 teams are going to participate for a really big prize pool. However, all of them will mainly compete to earn the title of PUBG champions. Just like the above events, the top four teams from the previous PGS events will directly secure a spot in the PUBG Global Championship. The rest of the 12 teams will be decided on the basis of the points they scored in the previous three PGS events. As for the prize pool, the Global Championship will have $2 million for players to take away.