Press release


As part of the new system, teams will earn PGC Qualification Points at various PUBG Esports events throughout the year, ensuring each region’s best performing sides are able to compete at the major tournament

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - 11 MARCH, 2021 - KRAFTON, Inc., responsible for entertainment properties such as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), announced the Europe and Americas qualification process for PUBG Global Championship (PGC) 2021 - the most prestigious event in the PUBG Esports calendar taking place in November.
The Europe and Americas regions aligned to create a standardised methodology that will be used for PGC 2021 qualification. As part of the new system, the regions’ rosters will earn PGC Qualification Points by performing well at various PUBG Esports tournaments throughout the year. All points earned will be added to regional leaderboards so fans can track how their favourite teams are performing. The system was built considering PUBG Esports’ three major pillars - fans, players and global competitions - and will provide a meritocratic structure that rewards consistently high-performing sides.
Rosters competing in global online PUBG Continental Series 4 and 5 events will receive a larger portion of the PGC Qualification Points, however teams will also have an opportunity to earn points at third-party events.
The first opportunity to earn PGC Qualification Points will be at The ESL PUBG Masters: Spring, where Europe’s top PUBG sides will battle it out for a share of the $50,000 USD prize pot. The tournament will hold an open qualification round, meaning any roster from the region can fight for a place at the main event. A full rundown of tournament dates can be found below. For more information please visit the official PUBG Europe esports site.
The Europe ESL PUBG Masters: Spring Schedule

  • Open Qualifiers: March 31-April 2, 2021
  • Stage 1: April 10-11, 2021
  • Stage 2: April 16-18, 2021
  • Grand Finals: April 23-25, 2021

The summer schedule will be announced at a later date.
For the latest information on PUBG Esports, please visit or follow the official Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube channels. For further assets and press releases, visit the official PUBG Esports press room.

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About KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development teams and publisher responsible for various entertainment properties, including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, PUBG MOBILE, PUBG: NEW STATE, ELYON, and TERA. The name, which is derived from the word craftsmanship, is an acknowledgement of the company’s never-ending pursuit of innovation and creating engaging experiences. KRAFTON currently consists of PUBG Studio, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, and RisingWings. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit