Last December, we announced plans for the evolution of PUBG esports with PUBG Global Series (PGS). Pro-PUBG teams from around the globe will compete to set the pace of the competitive Battle Royale series. The first of four PUBG esports events, PGS: Berlin, will take place at Messe Berlin from March 31 to April 12. PGS: Berlin’s Group Stage will take place on March 31 – April 3, followed by the Elimination Stage on April 4 – 5, before culminating at the Grand Finals on April 10 – 12.
A total of 32 teams will compete at each of the three PGS events. The top four teams from the most recent global competition will automatically qualify for the next event. The remaining 28 slots will be filled by teams who participate in regional qualifiers in one of the six regions, including Korea, China, Japan, Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific.
Each PGS event will consist of three stages: Group Stage, Elimination Stage, and Grand Finals. The event will run for a total of nine days. The top 12 teams (six from each group) out of the 32 teams in Group Stage will advance to Grand Finals. Elimination Stage will be the last opportunity for four more teams to catch the train to Grand Finals.
To crown the 2020 PUBG World Champions, 16 teams will battle it out at PGC 2020. The top four teams from the third PGS event will automatically qualify for PGC. The remaining 12 spots will be filled by the highest-ranked teams based on the sum of points scored in the Grand Finals from all three PGS events.
Finally, building off the $6+ million USD prize pool and crowdfunding efforts from PGC 2019, PUBG Corporation is aiming to create a more diversified revenue sharing program for participating teams. Between prize pool and crowdfunding efforts, pro teams can expect a guaranteed minimum of $20,000 for each PGS event. The first three PGS events will feature a prize pool of $500,000 USD each, while PGC will award $2,000,000 USD. In addition, the Pick’Em Challenge crowdfunding initiatives will continue with high-quality event items. 25% of all in-game item sales will be distributed to pro teams through various methods.
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