Battleground Intelligence – Australia


by PUBG Esports

61 kills, 13,311 hit points of damage and a first place trophy. That’s what James “TGLTN” Giezen earned during the PUBG Continental Series 6 Americas as part of Soniqs. He, alongside Team Bliss’s Alexander “Monty” Watters, eUnited’s Lachlan “Fludd” Thompson and Lumonisity’s Luke “luke12” Newey make up Team Australia at the PUBG Nations Cup in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Two members of Team Australia, Luke12 and coach Jesse “Insight” Spencer, are returning to this national team after competing in Seoul at the PUBG Nations Cup in 2019. 

“It’s an honor to be back repping Australia,” Luke12 said in a Tweet when Team Australia’s roster was announced. “[I am] super excited with this team and I believe we can do aussies proud.”

Things didn’t go as planned in 2019 as Team Australia trailed the rest of the pack with a 14th place finish. That team finished with 36 kills, more than half of what TGLTN earned alone during PCS6 Americas and only one chicken dinner. 

This new Team Australia has quite the reinforcements. TGLTN’s resume is unrivaled. He helped Soniqs take home the first place trophy during PCS2, PCS3, PCS4 and PCS6 as well at the PUBG Global Invitational.S. His teammate, Fludd, most recently finished first in the 4th at PCS6 after winning ESL PUBG Masters: Americas Phase 1 as part of eUnited. 

Monty finished 5th in the PCS6 APAC as part of Team Bliss. That result may not be as impressive – but he does bring in a perspective of competing in a different region than everyone else on this national squad. 

The team has a mixture of experience and talent. They’ve all competed in a number of high profile tournaments, but Insight and Luke12 will hopefully be able to bring the unique perspective that only players who have competed in the World Cup of PUBG before can bring. 

Fludd’s stat line during the PCS6 was less impressive on the kill front, but he did earn an impressive 22 assists. He could be a wonderful compliment to TGLTN when the circle gets sticky, although the competition has never been steeper for all four of these teammates. 

A lot has changed since 2019 and Luke12 and Insight have a lot to prove after their performance in 2019. TGLTN could be the boost of energy and excitement that they need to bring into the Top 5 at one of the most coveted tournaments in competitive PUBG. 

Catch all the action when Team Australia drops out of the plane on June 16th. You can tune in to watch these Australians fight for glory on both YouTube and Twitch.


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