PUBG launches $2m Global Championship to 'cement' esports credentials

The inaugural PUBG Global Championship will start in January 2019 in a move that developers say will "cement our place as a global esports platform".

The campaign will invite 16 teams from nine geographical regions to compete in four-player squads, on Miramar and Erangel maps.

The season will be split into three phases, with teams aiming to qualify for three "third-party global events", including the season climax - the 2019 PUBG Global Championship in November, which boasts a prize pool of $2m.

There will also be an "all-star games" event in August.

The announcement, made via Starladder, comes after PUBG announced a partnership with esports platform FACEIT in September.


PUBG Global Championship regions

  • North America
  • Korea
  • China
  • Europe, Middle East, Africa
  • Japan
  • Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau
  • South East Asia
  • Latin America
  • Oceania

Putting PUBG esports on the map

Richard Kwon, chief marketing officer at game publishers PUBG Corp, said: "We’re proud to announce this next step in PUBG Corp's plan to cement our place as a global esports platform.

"This season, the world's best PUBG players will have the chance to prove their superiority and strategic might against their global rivals.

"Now, with an international audience, our most competitive players will be able to showcase their skills, win prizes and conquer the world through PUBG."

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