PUBG CORPORATION ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO 2020 PUBG ESPORTS
PUBG Global Series cancelled due to COVID-19 and will be replaced by multi-regional online events under PUBG Continental Series
SANTA MONICA – APRIL 17, 2020 – PUBG Corporation today announced changes to its original 2020 esports plans amid the current global health pandemic. Earlier this year, PUBG Corporation planned to hold three events under the PUBG Global Series (PGS) banner. However, to support PUBG esports during this time of physical distancing, PUBG Corporation is cancelling PGS and introducing the PUBG Continental Series (PCS) – a multi-regional online competition.
PCS events will be held in May, June, and August with a total prize pool fund of $2.4M USD across four regions, including Asia (Korea, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei), Asia-Pacific (Southeast Asia and Oceania), Europe, and North America.
The first tournament, the PUBG Continental Series Charity Showdown, will take place in May. Prize money for each region is $100,000 USD, and an additional $100,000 USD will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice – resulting in a combined prize pot and donation fund of $800,000 USD for the four regions.
In June and August, PCS events across Asia, APAC, Europe, and NA will be held with a prize pool of $200,000 USD for each region. PUBG Corporation will also run the “Pick’Em Challenge” event where fans can guess which team will be crowned champion. Through this, PUBG Corporation will offer esports fans new items, as well as allowing top-performing teams to reap additional profits.
By holding all PCS matches in an online format, PUBG Corporation strives to achieve the goals announced early this year, which include strengthening the PUBG esports ecosystem, reaffirming its sustainability by improving the competitive structure, increasing profit sharing with participating teams, and expanding third-party partner events.
For teams that qualified for PGS Berlin earlier in the year, PUBG Corporation will provide $20,000 USD in compensation to each of the 21 teams. Teams in regions where qualifiers are currently taking place, or have been postponed, will also receive compensation. For full details around this announcement, please visit: https://www.pubg.com/2020/04/17/2020-pubg-esports-update-pubg-continental-series/
More details around 2020 PUBG esports and the regional tournaments will be announced in the near future. For more information, please follow @PUBGEsports on social media.
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About PUBG Corporation
PUBG Corporation, a member of the KRAFTON game union (former Bluehole Inc.), began as Bluehole Ginno Games, Inc. in 2009 and later renamed to PUBG Corporation in 2017. PUBG Corporation 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 Corporation has multiple operational offices globally across North America, Europe, Japan and China.