Press release

16/08/2018

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS DROPS INTO ACTION AT GAMESCOM 2018

PUBG CORPORATION PARTNERS WITH XBOX, HP-OMEN AND ESL TO PRESENT THE GAME AT THREE LOCATIONS DURING GAMESCOM 2018

CHARITY CHALLENGE PITS DUOS OF POPULAR STREAMERS AND THEIR FANS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN CHARITY EARNINGS, TOTALLING A PRIZE POOL OF $500.000 USD

AUGUST 16, 2018 – Today PUBG Corporation (PUBG Corp.) unveiled its plans to showcase PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), the global battle royale gaming phenomenon, at Gamescom 2018, the world’s largest video game show taking place in Cologne, Germany, from August 21 to August 25.
 
PUBG Corp. will have exciting activations at several locations across the consumer area.
 
Players will not want to miss the PUBG on Xbox experience, featuring a new mode for Xbox One, playable for the first time at Gamescom – only in the Xbox booth (located in hall 8).

 

Schedule of PUBG main booth (hall 9) during Gamescom 18

 
PUBG is collaborating with Electronic Sports League (ESL) to bring a PUBG community booth within the ESL Arena (hall 9). The main booth will host the first “Meisterschaft”-finals, where the best German PUBG players will compete on Wednesday, August 23. From August 23 through the end of Gamescom 2018, PUBG Corp will also host the PUBG Charity Challenge (PUCC). This charity tournament will involve 32 popular content creators from Europe as they partner with some of their fans in action packed PUBG gameplay.  Over the course of three days, the duo teams will face off in various custom game challenges for a chance to win a piece of a $500,000 USD prize purse, with winnings being donated to charities of the winners’ choosing. 
 
The challenges will be issued based on popular vote by the community on social channels, and fans at home will be able to follow the action on the PUBG Europe Stream - www.twitch.tv/pubg_eu.
 
Attendees visiting the HP-Omen booth (also located in hall 8) will be treated to a new, high stakes competition format, pairing up content creators and their fans in PUBG duos.  Beginning with a pot of $5,000 USD, each duo takes part in a three-day long battle against their opponents, collecting more winnings with each team they eliminate, but losing their own with each elimination. As the tournament progresses, the percentage of money that is won or lost will increase, starting with 25% on day one, and ending on 75% at the end of day three.
 

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About PUBG Corporation (PUBG Corp.)
PUBG Corp. is a subsidary company of Bluehole Inc., which was created in 2017 to support the growth/expansion of the blockbuster battle royale video game PLAYERUNKOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS and all related brands. Since its release, PUBG has received worldwide acclaim, achieving seven Guinness World Records and winning multiple game awards worldwide.

Headquartered in Korea, PUBG Corp. has six operational offices globally across North America, Europe, Japan, China. With the goal of developing PUBG as a global franchise, the company is currently undertaking a number of projects including esports, product licensing, and more. For more information about PUBG Corp., please visit www.pubg.com.

About PUBG's Gamescom main booth partners

Steelseries
SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals, is proud to be collaborating with  PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS giving Gamescom attendees the opportunity to play PUBG with SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC Headsets, Apex M750 Keyboards and Rival 310 Mice. As the official PUBG peripheral partner, SteelSeries works closely with PUBG to arm the gaming community with the best gear for the game.”

Samsung
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

ESL
ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems (www.eslgaming.com).


[MEDIA CONTACT]
 
Premier Communications
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7272 8330
E-mail: PUBG@premiercomms.com

About PUBG Corporation (PUBG Corp.)
PUBG Corp., an affiliate company of Bluehole Inc., began as Bluehole Ginno Games, Inc. in 2009 and later renamed to PUBG Corp. in 2017. PUBG Corp. is the publisher and developer of the 2017 blockbuster battle royale video game, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), on multiple platforms. Since its release, PUBG has received worldwide acclaim, achieving seven Guinness World Records and winning multiple game awards worldwide.

Headquartered in Korea, PUBG Corp. has six operational offices globally across North America, Europe, Japan, China. With the goal of developing PUBG as a global franchise, the company is currently undertaking a number of projects including esports, product licensing, and more. For more information about PUBG Corp., please visit www.playbattlegrounds.com.

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