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PGC 2021 update: participating teams, tournament format, reserves and more

Published: 08:46, 01 November 2021
PGC 2021
PGC 2021

Korea will play host to this year's PUBG Global Championship. The event will be a LAN/online hybrid because some teams didn't manage to secure their visas.

With the prospect of the 2021 PUBG Global Championship still looming large over the fandom, we have some fresh details about the November 19 showdown happening in Korea.

Tournament Format

PGC 2021 will be a LAN/Online hybrid tournament similar to PGI.S.

  • Five teams from China will participate online.
  • All other teams will be invited to participate in person, in Korea.

 Issues with Visas have prevented all teams from China from attending the event in person but the five groups will play together in their own arena. Both venues will boast identical gaming rigs to ensure an equal footing for all players vying for the top spot. The two arenas will also be supervised by PUBG Esports referees.

Teams travelling to Korea will adhere to the two-week quarantine period guidelines.

The Participating Teams

Team Unicorn Phoenix Da Nang from the APAC region will, sadly, not be able to participate in PGC 2021 due to difficulties in acquiring a visa. Their ticket to the grand show has been transferred to the Vietnam team next in line, GAMEHOME Ha Dong.

Team Name Updates

Some teams have enjoyed a name change:


  • Old name: Veronica7 -> new name: GNL_ESPORTS


  • Previously: Question Mark -> now Team Unique


  • Previously: FIUMBA -> now: KPI Gaming
Reserve Players

Teams headed to the PGC 2021 can take additional "Reserve Players" but need to adhere to the following rules:

  • Based on the player roaster submitted during PCS5, teams with 4 or fewer players are able to register a maximum of 1 additional player as a "Reserve Player".
  • Reserve Players cannot replace the empty player slot of those who have failed to acquire a visa.
  • The Reserve Player is a substitute player for emergencies. Reserve players can only be utilized if an existing player is unable to participate in the match.
  • These cases may include:
    • A player is confirmed COVID-19 positive and needs to be isolated.
    • A player suffers from a physical injury making them unable to participate.
    • If officials rule that another reason is severe enough to warrant the swap.

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The final list of teams participating in PGC 2021
  • Europe
    •, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Team Liquid, Team Unique, HEROIC, ENCE, BBL Esports
  • Americas
    • Oath Gaming, Soniqs, TSM FTX, Dignitas, KPI Gaming, Spacestation Gaming
  • APAC
    • Buriram United Esports, Bao Nam United, ArkAngel Predator, FURY, Attack All Around, GAMEHOME Ha Dong
  • Asia
  • China
    • Petrichor Road, Multi Circle Gaming, 17 Gaming, KaiXin Esports, NewHappy
  • Korea
    • Danawa e-sports, GHIBLI Esports, MaD Clan, GNL_ESPORTS, Gen.G
  • Japan
    • ENTER FORCE.36
  • Chinese Taipei
    • Global Esports Xsset
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