Krafton and the World have their PGC 2021 champions in Team NewHappy. The PGC champions have walked away with a considerable chunk of the $4.3 million USD prize pool.
PGC 2021 finally has its winners. The PUBG Global Championship 2021 was held in South Korea between November 19 and December 19, 2021, and the title of PGC 2021 Champions went to the Chinese roster NewHappy, along with more than $1.3 million USD the team earned throughout the entirety of the tournament. Players who took part in this year's Pick'em Challenge are responsible for growing the total prize pool from $2 million to over $4.3 million USD.
The hefty prize pool was divvied up among the teams with the payouts being determined by final tournament rank:
- Weekly Series Winner, $30,000: NewHappy
- Kill Leader, $10,000: PaG3 (HEROIC)
- All-PGC Team, $20,000 ($5,000 per player x 4 players): jeemzz (Team Liquid), TeaBone (HEROIC), Inonix (Gen.G) and MMing (NewHappy)
- Insane Squad, $20,000: Team Liquid
PUBG Esports 2022
It's time to look ahead to 2022 and CH Kim, CEO of Krafton revealed some exciting details about PUBG's future esport meets. Krafton will host two PUBG Continental Series events during 2022, and crown the year with a Global Championship tournament in its final months. Expect PCS6 to happen in April 2022, and PCS7 is to arrive in September.
The PUBG Nations Cup will return in June 2022. PNC is an international competition where teams from across the globe come together and compete in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS to see which region is crowned champion. PNC was last held in 2019 and the popular competition is making a comeback in 2022.
Expect more details about 2022 PUBG Esports in the coming months.