PUBG announce their esports plans for 2019
While PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds stormed into the esports scene, there was a noticeable lack of an official championship organized by game developers. PUBG Corp recently announced their plans to propel battle royale esports with the first ever Global Championship season organized across nine professional regions.
Starting in January squads from all over the world will be able to compete in the regional league competitions. Each regions’ top squads will battle it out in various events across the globe which will be hosted by selected third-party organizers. League matches and performances at the events will grant points for the teams while the very best will be invited to a Global Championship finals which will feature 2,000,000 dollar prize-pool.
Six out of nine game regions will operate under a pro league format, while the remaining three will function under a pro circuit format where a series of tournaments will be the main form of competition.
Additionally, as 3-phase competition will reach its midpoint in August a Global Championship All-Star match is set to feature the best players from each region.
North America – National PUBG League (NPL)
Europe – PUBG Europe League (PEL)
Korea – PUBG Korea League (PKL)
Japan – PUBG Japan Series (PJS)
Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macao