PUBG Corporation and StarLadder have expanded their foray into the esports scene with the launch of the first professional league for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in Europe. The annual combined prize pool for the professional PUBG Europe League (PEL) and Contenders League will be €1,000,000.
Starting in January 2019, PUBG Europe League will be part of a global competitive system, in which top-performing teams from PEL will have a chance to qualify for an international event at the end of the season, where the best teams from each region will compete against one another to decide the season’s champion. The League will consist of three phases in the 2019 season. Throughout the whole season 16 teams of PUBG Europe League will play in a specially designed Battle Royale LAN-studio in one of the European capitals. PUBG Corp. will provide housing and travel support to the teams participating at the PUBG Europe League, and continue supporting the teams with revenue share of the league. More details about the support will be announced later on. Qualifying tournaments kick-off in October and run until the middle of December culminating in the LAN event with 32 teams.
The League’s inception is a part of the PUBG Corp. five-year plan to develop a sustainable global esports infrastructure.
Alex Nam, Head of EMEA Business, VP at PUBG Corp.:
“Taking the next step in our five year plan, the PUBG Europe League brings more consistency with regular matches from professional teams, bringing an increase in competitive matches for the fans and players of PUBG to get excited for and watch. The more matches on offer from the league will ensure teams are enhancing their skills and strategy over the course of the season, to result in matches with even more grandeur.”
“We are also very glad to have joined forces with StarLadder on this remarkable project. StarLadder has proven themselves as a reliable, innovative and highly motivated partner. We are expecting a great many exciting things coming out for this partnership.”