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PUBG Global Invitational: first Major with $2M prize pool

PUBG Corp. announced that it will host the first official esports tournament for PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS - The PUBG Global Invitational 2018 (PGI 2018). It will take place from july 25 to 29 in Berlin, Germany and will gather up 20 professional teams to fight for $2 million prize pool.

PGI 2018 will feature 20 top global PUBG teams, selected via regional qualifying tournaments hosted in North America, Europe and Asia through the beginning of July. Gameplay at PGI 2018 will consist of four-player squad battles, with third-person perspective (TPP) matches held on July 25 and 26, followed by first-person perspective (FPP) matches on July 28 and 29. A winning team will be crowned for each perspective mode, TPP and FPP.

A special note from PUBG Corp. CEO Changhan Kim:

“The PUBG Global Invitational 2018, is a landmark moment for PUBG Corp. as a showcase of the potential of PUBG esports. The team at PUBG Corp. is working tirelessly to ensure that the PGI 2018 exemplifies the pinnacle of PUBG competition and brings to life all of the excitement, tension and exhilaration of the highest level of PUBG play, not only to the fans attending the PGI 2018, but also those watching at home.”

The chart below shows how many teams from each region will participate in PGI 2018.

Region Seeds to Grand Final
Europe 3
North America 3
Asia 3
Republic of Korea 2
China 2
Japan 2
South and Latin America 1
Oceania 1
Middle East / North Africa 1

*Asia region excluding China, Japan, and Korea

More details on PGI 2018, including information on ticket sales, regional qualifiers and venue are forthcoming. Stay tuned for more details.