BREAKING DOWN PCS3 NORTH AMERICA

by PUBG Esports • September 11, 2020

PCS2 is coming to a close but we have time for one more PCS event before the winter holidays. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about PCS3 including your chance to grab your NA buddies and sign up for our challengers series and play for a prize pool.

PCS3 NA GROUP STAGE

PCS3 NA Group Stage will begin Friday, October 2nd and take place each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday over the next three weekends. 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 PCS2 NA Grand Finals followed by the top 8 teams from the NA Challenger Cup 2. 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 PCS3 NA Grand Finals while the bottom 8 teams will face off against the top NA Challenger Series 3 teams in the NA Challenger Cup 3.

ROSTER LOCK

Rosters will be unlocked after PCS2 Grand Finals and full rosters must be submitted by Friday, September 25th at 11:59 pm PDT. Teams are required to keep a majority from the previous roster in order to maintain their seed for PCS3. 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 October 2nd, 2020. For full requirements please refer to SUPER. No player that is part of a PCS3 NA Group Stage roster is allowed to be added to Challenger Series Roster.

PCS3 NA GROUP STAGE QUALIFIED TEAMS

The 24 teams participating in the PCS3 NA Group Stage are:

NA CHALLENGER SERIES 3

The NA Challenger Series 3 will begin on September 30th, 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 3 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 3 to compete against the bottom 8 teams from the PCS3 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 PCS3 Group Stage, Challenger Series rosters are limited to 4 players per roster. Players may not participate in both PCS3 Group Stage and Challenger Series. All roster rules still apply including, but not limited to, a minimum of 2 players on 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 September 30th, 2020. For full requirements please refer to SUPER.

NA CHALLENGER CUP 3

Teams performing outside the top 16 in PCS3 Group stage and the top Challenger teams also have a chance at a $15,000 prize pool. The NA Challenger Cup 3 will take place over two days with a total of 12 matches on October 24th + 25th.

PRIZE POOL BREAKDOWNS

PCS3 NA GROUP STAGE

The PCS3 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.

PCS3 NA GRAND FINALS

The $200,000 Prize Pool for PCS3 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 3 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

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