PUBG has announced the start of the first season of the PUBG Europe League (PEL), the professional competition for PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) teams residing in Europe, Middle East and Africa, will begin from 21st March.
16 teams participating in the PEL will face each other over three Phases. After Phases 1 and 2, and prior to Phase 3, the top teams will go on to compete in a selection of three PUBG Classic competitions, bringing in the best teams across the world. The first of three PUBG Classics will take place with FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic at ExCeL London from 16-21 April, with a prize pool consisting of $400,000. Each region will qualify teams through their various pro level competitions to compete at this first PUBG Classic.
At the conclusion of Phase 3, the top performing teams throughout the season will reach the Global Championship, where they will square off against the best of all nine global regions for the chance to win a portion of the $2 million prize pool and bragging rights of being the best PUBG players on the planet.
“We are very excited with the start of the inaugural PEL season as it represents the pinnacle of PUBG esports in Europe and it is the natural continuation of our overall esports strategy.” said Atila Yeşildağ, Esports Operations Manager at PUBG Amsterdam. “Going forward, we believe PEL will provide players a foundation on which to build their skills and strategies and fans a place to regularly engage with the best PUBG teams in Europe”
PEL participating teams:
- Natus Vincere (Na’Vi)
- Red Diamonds
- FaZe Clan
- Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP)
- Pittsburgh Knights
- RYE Gaming
- Team Liquid
- Team SoloMid (TSM)
- Team Vitality
Middle-east & Africa
- Digital Athletics
PEL represents the best of just one of nine regions across the world competing for seat at the table in the Global Championship, comprised of North America, Korea, China, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Japan, Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macau, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. All regions compete under universal rules, game settings, and points systems. Sixteen four-member squads will fight in first-person perspective games across Miramar and Erangel maps.
To watch PUBG Europe League unfold live, visit the official Twitch channel: Twitch.tv/PEL_Esports
StarLadder, one of the global esports industry leaders, is the official partner of the first PUBG professional league in Europe, and provides PUBG with high quality and innovative experiences in running and managing the process of events, teams, production and broadcasting.
For more information on PUBG Esports, please visit: pubgesports.eu/en/.