#GamingBytes: PUBG to start Global Championship Event next year
PUBG already enjoys immense popularity in the Battle Royale genre due to its realistic tactical gameplay and it is looking to further it by solidifying its eSports presence. With this market on the rise, PUBG announced, on November 6, its plans to expand the eSports infrastructure to a Global Championship. According to PUBG Corp., this competitive gameplay will start around January 2019.
All the nations and their leagues
Among the nations that have their own leagues are North America with its National PUBG League and the PUBG Europe League for European nations. Apart from this, the seven other leagues will be from Korea, Japan, China, Oceania, Latin America, Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macau, and Southeast Asia. The top teams from the leagues of these nine regions will face each other during the Global Championship.
All about the event's schedule
The international competitions will be held at the end of each of the competitive season's three phases. After the first two phases, a third party tournament will be held for the qualified teams. Moreover, an All-Star event is expected to be held sometime during the season. The Global Championship will follow the third phase and will determine the world's ultimate PUBG champion.
The perks of being the Global Champion
While the Global Championship will definitely give the winning team the bragging rights of being the best PUBG squad in the world, the tournament also has the added incentive of a huge cash prize. The prize pool of the Global Championship is $2 million.
What will be the tournament rules?
The nine regional leagues will take place simultaneously and have standard sets of rules, point systems, and settings. All matches will be in the first-person perspective in Miramar and Erangel. There will only be squads with four members and each region will have sixteen squads who battle each other to reach the international level. Could you and your squad be the next Global Champion?