PUBG's Esports roadmap and plans were recently revealed by Krafton. The press conference spawned a bunch of details about the regional tournaments and additional ways to collect qualifying points
Krafton's recent online PGI.S press conference brought news as well as details about the PUBG esports plan for 2021. During the press conference, Head of PUBG esports, Minho Yi, spoke about the upcoming schedule and direction of the program.
To kick things off, PGI.S will hold a grand total of four global esports events in 2021. Last year's PUBG Continental Series (PCS) will lend its format to this year's events.
PCS4 is scheduled to go down in June and PCS5 will be held come September. The action will culminate with the PUBG Global Championship (PGC) in November.
Once the current PGI.S concludes on March 28, PUBG esports will look towards PCS4 and 5. Similar to last year, PCS events will be online regional affairs taking place across Europe, Asia, Asia-Pacific, and Americas, which now includes North America and LATAM.
Each of the teams will fight for the right to be crowned their region’s Grand Champions. Although we know there will be more matches than in previous years, more details will be shared closer to the actual event.
PGC will see the world’s best players in November for the 2021 PUBG esports grand finale. Teams will qualify based on the points they collect throughout each of the regional PCS tournaments but there will also be additional ways of earning those sweet qualifying points. The details about the supplementary points will be announced at a later date.
The teams with the most points towards the end of the year will advance to PGC and fight against the world’s best for the ultimate Chicken Dinner.
The press conference also revealed that the Pick’Em Challenge will continue for each of the four events and the PUBG esports ecosystem will add additional third-party events throughout the year.