The largest shift for Battlegrounds is about to occur, with developer PUBG Corp. has announced the world's first global tournament for Battlegrounds, inviting 20 of the best PUBG teams in the world to compete in Berlin in July for a prize pool of $2 million.
PUBG Corp. boss Chang Han Kim announced: "The team at PUBG Corp. is working tirelessly to ensure that the PUBG Global International 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 company will choose 20 qualifying teams in the beginning of July, after a bunch of regional qualifying tournaments are held in the US, Europe, and Asia. PUBG players will fight in 4-player squad battles in both third-person and first-person modes, with the third-person qualifying rounds taking place July 25-26, and first-person between July 28-29.
The geographic split for the PUBG global tournament will be:
- North America -- 3 teams
- Europe -- 3 teams
- CIS -- 2 teams
- China -- 2 teams
- South Korea -- 2 teams
- Japan -- 2 teams
- Asia (outside China, South Korea, and Japan) - 3 teams
- South America/Latin America -- 1 team
- Middle East/North Africa -- 1 team
- Oceania - 1 team
With a huge $2 million prize pool and 20 teams, this will be one of the most-watched PUBG events of all time.