2020 PUBG ESPORTS UPDATE: PUBG CONTINENTAL SERIES

by Everett "TypeyBoy" Coleman • April 17, 2020

Hello PUBG Esports fans, 

To support global esports during this time of physical distancing, PUBG Corporation is cancelling the PUBG Global Series while simultaneously introducing the PUBG Continental Series online competition.

Since February 2020, when the decision was made to indefinitely postpone the first chapter of PGS 2020, PGS Berlin, we’ve worked to find a solution that’s healthy and safe for fans, staff, and players around the world. The first conclusion: it is difficult to host live tournament events due to COVID-19 concerns, and we therefore must cancel the three PGS events including the Berlin stop. The next point of agreement is that the teams and players who’ve participated in the 2020 campaign so far deserve recognition and compensation for their competitive spirit.

REWARD PLANS FOR PGS: BERLIN TEAMS

Upon cancellation of PGS Berlin, 21 teams had qualified for the event with additional teams in the middle of qualifying. This is how those teams will be recognized and compensated.

Teams qualified for PGS Berlin

The 21 teams around the world that qualified for PGS Berlin will be provided with $20,000 each.

Chinese teams participating in the ongoing PGS Berlin Qualifier (PCL)

PUBG Champions League (PCL) is currently on-going. The top five teams from PCL will be rewarded with $20,000 each. 

Teams from Americas region which has postponed PGS Berlin qualifier

In the case of the Americas region, the $120,000 allocated for the top six seeds will be distributed to the 16 teams that made it to the final qualifier.

RESUMING 2020 WITH PUBG CONTINENTAL SERIES 

To continue esports growth this year, PUBG is implementing an online regional tournament structure called the PUBG Continental Series (PCS) to honor the teams who have competed with passion so far in 2020 and the fans who support them.

In May, June, and August, online events in the PUBG Continental Series will be held across four regions, with a total of $2,400,000 being rewarded across all events. The four regions include:

  • Asia – which consists of Korea, Japan, China, and Chinese Taipei
  • Asia Pacific- which consists of Southeast Asia and Oceania 
  • Europe 
  • North America

PCS CHARITY SHOWDOWN (May)

The PCS Charity Showdown, scheduled for May, are regional charity invitational events that we are offering due the current COVID-19 challenges. While the total combined winning for these regional tournaments are $800,000, each tournament will have a prize pot and donation fund of $200,000. 

  • $100,000 will be distributed to participating teams based on their performance.
  • The remaining $100,000 will be donated to a charity of the winning team’s choice under the names of all participating teams from the regional tournament

PCS tournaments across ASIA, APAC, NA, and EUROPE (June and August)

The four PCS regional tournaments – ASIA, APAC, NA, and EUROPE – to be held in June and August will provide an opportunity for teams to prove that they are the best in their region. Once again, the total prize pool for the official PCS tournaments is $800,000, with $200,000 going to each regional tournament. 

To add to the excitement of PCS, Pick’em Challenge is returning to provide more diverse rewards and entertainment to fans and additional benefits to participating teams. Additional details about the PUBG Continental Series will be coming soon.  

This year, we have been working to enhance our esports programs by providing sustainability for teams, strengthening the fandom, growing the ecosystem with our partners, and improving the competition structure and profit-sharing model. Though we cannot host the PGS events as initially planned, we would like to emphasize that our commitment towards our goals is unwavering. We’re excited to share more about our upcoming events, in addition to future plans, at a later date. Until then, thank you and we appreciate your support for PUBG esports.