PUBG Corporation's PUBG GLOBAL INVITATIONAL.S event will prioritize safety precautions and feature a $3.5 million+ USD prize pool, in addition to the return of the Pick’Em Challenge and 30 per cent revenue sharing.
PUBG Corporation recently announced its plan to host its next esports event, PUBG GLOBAL INVITATIONAL.S (PGI.S). The eight-week esports festival will be hosted in South Korea from 2 February to 28 March 2021. The event will observe all safety measures.
2020 saw the PUBG Continental Series (PCS), which consisted of four online regional tournaments across North America, Europe, Asia, and Asia-Pacific.
Once the final matches of PCS3 are completed this weekend, PUBG esports will then look towards 2021 and its PGI.S.
"It’s been humbling to see the overwhelming positive fan reaction for our online regional PCS tournaments throughout the year. We’re holding PGI.S thanks to fan support and we’re confident that we’ll be able to take the momentum from this year to create our best esports event yet," said CH Kim, CEO of PUBG Corporation and KRAFTON, Inc.
"With full safety measures built-in to the event, we’re committed to hosting a safe global esports tournament that can be enjoyed by our players in attendance and fans watching online from around the world."
PGI.S will see 32 global teams from across Korea, North America, Europe, Latin America, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, and Chinese Taipei - all hungry for that chicken.
In order to create a safe environment, PUBG Corporation will adhere to government guidelines, in addition to enacting its own strengthened safety measures. A two week quarantine period will also be built into all player and staff schedules.
Throughout the tournament, teams will compete in weekly "Survival" matches. The teams that emerge victorious across these 16 matches will earn prize money and a spot in the weekly "Final" matches.
The ten matches played per Final will feature a larger amount of prize money given out based on performance. At the end of PGI.S, the team with the most amount of prize money will be crowned Global Champions. More details on the tournament format will be released closer to the event.
PGI.S will feature a $3.5 million USD prize pool. The event will also see the return of the Pick’Em Challenge, which has been upgraded to feature an increased 30 per cent revenue share.