PUBG Corp. revealed yesterday that the first official world tournament for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds would commence later this year. The competition, called PUBG Global Invitational 2018 (PGI 2018) will pit 20 professional teams against one another for prestige and a whopping prize of $2 million. PGI 2018 will commence on July 25-29, and participating teams will be chosen from regional tournaments that will occur in Asia, North America and Europe.
The event will feature separate tournaments for both the game’s first and third-person perspectives. On July 25 and 26, four-player squad battles in third-person mode will take place, and will be followed by the first-person battles on July 28 and 29. The tournament will end with two teams, one from each perspective, crowned as winners.
You can check out the number of teams from each region who will be able to participate in PGI 2018 below:
- Europe - 3 Teams
- North America - 3 Teams
- Asia - 3 Teams
- CIS - 2 Teams
- South Korea - 2 Teams
- China - 2 Teams
- South America - 1 Team
- Oceania - 1 Team
- Middle East/North Africa - 1 Team
“The PUBG Global Invitational 2018, is a landmark moment for PUBG Corp. as a showcase of the potential of PUBG esports,” explained Changhan Kim, CEO of PUBG Corp. “The team at PUBG Corp. is working tirelessly to ensure that the PGI 2018 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.”