Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has announced a PUBG Global Invitational esports tournament for 2018. The tournament will be have a grand prize of $2 million. Competing in invitational are 20 of the best professional global PUBG teams. Berlin, Germany will be the location of PUBG’s first ever major esports tournament hosted by PUBG Corp.
Announcing the PUBG Global Invitational, the first esports tournament officially hosted by PUBG Corp.
Berlin, Germany. July 25 – July 29.
Top PUBG pro teams will face off for $2 Million in prizes.
Qualifiers for PGI 2018
Attempting to qualify for PGI 2018 will be hundreds of teams from each region. Online qualifiers start on May 24th for the event. Europe, North America, and Asia regions will each have 3 teams in the tournament. Furthermore the Republic of Korea, the People’s Republic of China, Japan and CIS regions will have 2 teams. Of course that leaves the regions of South America, Oceania, and Middle East with 1 team each in the invitational.
North American Qualifiers
Now Round 1 of the qualifiers will start with 320 teams. With Rounds 2 and 3 the playing field will cut down to only 20 teams. These team will enter the final round on June 22nd through June 24th. Of course the final round can be viewed live on Twitch and will take place in Burbank, California. Ultimately first place prize pool winner, for the qualifier, will take home $32,000.
Announcing the PGI North American Qualifier.
Starting on May 24, 320 teams will battle for a chance to become one of three squads representing North America at the PUBG Global Invitational in Berlin.
Now the European qualifiers phase 1 was completed on May 7th through May 10th. Phase 1 started out with 640 teams and was dwindled down to 320 after the 4 days. During phase 1 their were two rounds, with each lobby game having 20 teams. Each round consisted of 3 matches. Then the top 10 teams per lobby advance to the next round. In fact winning the game has no impact on success. The only factor that guarantees a team moving on to the next round is a high number of kills. Likewise this game mode ensures that the best and most talented teams are moving forward in the tournament.
Currently Phase 2 of the European qualifiers is being held from May 19th through May 27th. With this phase will cut the playing field down from 320 to only 20 teams. Now the round of 80 will have 8 matches and the 5 teams with the most kills will advance to the offline final qualifier round. The final qualifier phase will be held in the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester, UK. The top 3 teams from the final qualifier advance to PGI 2018.
Stay tuned to Armchair Esports for more news and results of PGI 2018.