ESL PUBG MASTERS - AMERICAS GRAND FINAL PREVIEW

by Ty Brody • April 22, 2021

After two weeks of competition, the ESL PUBG Masters Americas Grand Final has arrived starring sixteen of the region’s best teams aiming to be crowned champion. Regional bragging rights, a share of the prize pool, and the most importantly, PGC Qualification Points are up for grabs. With so much on the line, every team will be dropping into the battlegrounds prepared to play their best over the course of a two-week Grand Final.

Grand Finals Format

The ESL PUBG Masters Americas Grand Final will unfold over the next two weekends, with opening matches beginning this Friday, April 23 at 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET. The lobby is comprised of sixteen teams who have advanced through individual Qualifiers and Group Stages in North America and Latin America -- coming together to form the Americas region for this Grand Final.

Six days and twenty-four matches of high-flying PUBG Esports action across this weekend and next will determine our champion and award teams with prize money and PGC Qualification Points. And while every team wants to finish the event with the biggest paycheck, the real prize is the qualification points since they will decide which teams earn an invite to the PUBG Global Championship at the end of this season.

Four matches will be played each day of the event, with the total twenty-four matches split evenly between both weekends.

  • Day 1 - Friday, April 23rd
  • Day 2 - Saturday, April 24th
  • Day 3- Sunday, April 25th
  • Day 4 - Friday, April 30th
  • Day 5 - Saturday, May 1st
  • Day 6 - Sunday, May 2nd

Where to Watch + Broadcast Talent

Catch every moment of the ESL PUBG Masters Americas Grand Final on the following channels:

All matches will begin at 4 pm PT / 7 pm ET on each of the six days. As always, the games will be brought to you by an outstanding collection of fan-favorite casters and analysts!

TEAMS TO WATCH FOR

The ESL PUBG Masters Americas Grand Final features eight teams from North America and eight from Latin America, merging into one lobby to put on display the best players from both competitive regions. A handful of the teams and players competing in this lobby were recently playing overseas at the PUBG Global Invitational.S - PUBG Esports’ biggest event to date. Now, they’ve returned home to battle for PGC Points and the lion share of the $50,000 USD prize pool against their regional rivals.

Amongst our sixteen teams in the Grand Final is the PGI.S Champions and North American powerhouse, Soniqs. Prior to their recent global championship, the Soniqs closed out last season with back-to-back PCS titles to assert themselves as the region’s strongest team heading into the new year. Now, they’re hoping to add another major tournament to their list of accomplishments and begin stacking their PGC Qualification Points.

Sticking to the North American theme, Shoot To Kill, Oath Gaming, and Zenith Esports have also advanced through to the Grand Final following top-eight placements in the Group Stage. Zenith Esports was the biggest surprise of the PGI.S tournament, but their roster has undergone changes since that event wrapped up. The team signed Vegas and Meluke to fill out their roster, two talented players with a lot of experience. The biggest question is, how will the new roster play together compared to the team that just finished second on the global stage less than one month ago.

Of the eight teams advancing from the LATAM qualifiers, there are none with more expectations surrounding them than A Creche. This roster of free agents assembled following the departure of ‘sparkingg’ from Meta Gaming after having his own breakout performance against the best players in the world at PGI.S. Now, they will have the potential to claim some prize money and points towards an appearance at PGC 2020.

303 Esports are another team that played extremely well during the preceding Group Stage and enter the Grand Final with an opportunity to prove themselves as one of the Americas’ best squads. After placing second overall in the LATAM Group Stage, they enter the Grand Final as one of the most consistent teams from their region. Looking towards the final, 303 Esports have chosen to drop onto Rozhok instead of their split-loot around Prison. This will avoid any DA versus 4AM situations with Zenith Esports. Instead, the team will loot Los Leones and Rozhok, both provide a central position on the map that allows them to adapt to almost any play zone.

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Prize Pool

In addition to PGC Qualification Points, teams are competing for a $50,000 USD prize pool where the winning team will take home the first-place prize of $12,500 USD. The points and remainder of the prize money will be awarded to the other fifteen teams as follows.

PGC Qualification Points Distribution

  • 1st - 200 points
  • 2nd - 120 points
  • 3rd - 95 points
  • 4th - 80 points
  • 5th - 65 points
  • 6th - 50 points
  • 7th - 40 points
  • 8th - 30 points
  • 9th & 10th - 25 points
  • 11th & 12th - 20 points
  • 13th & 14th - 10 points
  • 15th & 16th - 5 points

Grand Finals

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