BREAKING DOWN PCS2 NORTH AMERICA

July 1, 2020

As PCS1 comes to a close, we know you’re all excited to learn the details about the PCS2 events. In this article you will find all of the PCS2 dates and qualified teams as well as your chance to play against some of them for prize money through the NA Challenger Series 2. Don’t forget to grab your squad and sign up.

PCS2 NA GROUP STAGE

PCS2 NA Group Stage will begin Friday, July 24th and take place each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over the next three weekends. Just like PCS1, teams will be placed into groups of 8 (Groups A, B, and C). Seeding from these groups will be a snake draft determined by final placings in the PCS1 NA Grand Finals followed by the top 8 teams from the NA Challenger Cup 1. Each group will play 2 days of matches each weekend, 5 matches a day, with the matchups changing daily. At the end of the 3 week group stage, the top 16 teams overall will move onto PCS2 NA Grand Finals while the bottom 8 teams will face off against the top NA Challenger Series 2 teams in the NA Challenger Cup 2.

IMPORTANT RULE CHANGES

During PCS1 NA we introduced five (5) player rosters and, because the five player roster was new to PUBG NA Esports, we allowed teams to add a 5th player mid phase. For PCS2 NA, the 5th player must be submitted by the roster lock deadline along with the rest of the team. Make sure you read the rulebook for details on exactly how the 5th roster slot works.

Rosters will be unlocked after PCS1 Grand Finals and full rosters must be submitted by Friday, July 17th at 11:59 pm PDT. Teams are required to keep a minimum of 2 players from the previous roster in order to maintain their seed for PCS2. No roster changes will be allowed during the phase. All roster rules still apply including, but not limited to, the majority of the roster must be citizens or permanent residents of the US or Canada and all players must be 18 years of age or older before or on July 24, 2020. For full requirements please refer to SUPER. No player that is part of a PCS2 NA Group Stage roster is allowed to be added to  Challenger Series Roster.

PCS2 NA GROUP STAGE QUALIFIED TEAMS

The 24 teams participating in the PCS2 NA Group Stage are:

NA CHALLENGER SERIES 2

The NA Challenger Series 2 will begin on July 22nd, 2020. Running as a typical qualifier - 2 days with 6 matches each day, for a total of 12 matches per round. Top teams from each lobby move onto the next round. The exact lobby composition will depend on the amount of sign ups so make sure you check the NA Challenger Series 2 event on GLLs website for the exact number of teams moving on each round. The top 8 teams from the round of 16 will move onto the NA Challenger Cup 2 to compete against the bottom 8 teams from the PCS2 NA Group Stage fighting for a chance at a prize pool. Sign up for the NA Challenger Series!

RULES TO NOTE

Players are required to read the rulebook before playing but here are some rules we want to highlight. Unlike PCS2 Group Stage, Challenger Series rosters are limited to 4 players per roster. Players may not participate in both PCS2 Group Stage and Challenger Series. All roster rules still apply including, but not limited to, the majority of the roster must be citizens or permanent residents of the US or Canada and all players must be 18 years of age or older before or on July 22nd, 2020. For full requirements please refer to SUPER.

NA CHALLENGER CUP 2

Teams performing outside the top 16 in PCS2 Group stage and the top Challenger teams also have a chance at a $15,000 prize pool. The NA Challenger Cup 2 will take place over two days with a total of 12 matches on August 15th & 16th.

PRIZE POOL BREAKDOWNS

PCS2 NA GROUP STAGE

The PCS2 NA Group Stage prize pool of $50,000 is split fairly evenly between the top 16 teams, with chances for teams to earn bonuses based on their performance.

In addition to the $47,000 listed above there is a $500 cash bonuses for the following achievements:

  • $500 each to the player with the highest kills, assists, knocks, and damage
  • $500 to the team with the most chicken dinners
  • $500 will go to the tournament MVP who will be determined by popular community vote.

PCS2 NA GRAND FINALS

The $200,000 Prize Pool for PCS1 NA Grand Finals is more of a top heavy prize pool where a single misplay can make the difference between thousands of dollars.

NA CHALLENGER CUP PRIZE POOL

In addition to the $14,000 listed above there is a $500 cash bonuses for the following achievements:

  • $500 to the team with the most kills
  • $500 to the team with the most chicken dinners