PGC Qualification Scenarios

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by PUBG Esports

As we head into the final weekend of the PCS7 Americas Grand Final, our eyes turn to PGC Qualification. As the final Americas focused event of the year, this is the last chance for teams to punch their tickets to the PUBG Global Championship.

Before we launch into some of the more likely qualification scenarios, let’s recap the current PGC Point standings. 

6 teams from the Americas region will grace the stage in Dubai. These 6 are selected as follows: One team will go as the winner of PCS7, one team will go as the top PGC point earning team from the region that doesn’t win PCS7, and the remaining teams will be selected based upon their PGC points from this year.

Titans of NA

Luckily for us, we’ve got a headstart on who’ll qualify as two teams have already guaranteed their place at PGC through their PGC point totals. Both eUnited and Soniqs have shown that they deserve to represent the Americas at PGC.

Soniqs currently hold the most PGC points in the region with 725. They’ve amassed this total through placing 3rd at ESL Masters Americas Phase I, 1st at PCS6, and 2nd at ESL Masters Americas Phase II. A strong performer throughout this year, they look to finish out their Americas season with a win. They’re currently sitting in 2nd place in the PCS7 Americas Grand Final, behind our next team. 

eUnited currently holds the 2nd most PGC points in the region with 680. This squad came out the gates hot, cruising through ESL Master Americas Phase I enroute to a victory. As the winners of the first event in the Americas, they knew that they had the chance to make some noise this season. They followed that performance up with a 4th place finish at PCS6 and another W at ESL Masters Americas Phase II. They appear to be fully in form heading towards PGC as they currently sit atop the PCS7 Americas Grand Final leaderboard headed into the final weekend. Coming into PGC as the current champions of the Americas region would be nothing new for this squad as the trio of Kickstart, Relo, and Snakers did exactly that last year. It would also solidify the argument that Soniqs are no longer the cream of the Americas crop.  

Safe, but not Guaranteed

Yaho didn’t make it to the PCS7 Americas Grand Final but they already have 445 PGC points. This has them currently in 3rd place in PGC point standings, which likely is enough to keep them safe from elimination. However, if Wildcard, Luminosity, Dodge and Bing Bang Boom all finish within around the Top 5 they’re going to get a bit nervous.

Wildcard Gaming came into PCS7 with the 4th most PGC points with 325. Unlike Yaho, they will be earning some points this weekend to stave off their challengers. They currently sit at 4th in the PCS7 Americas Grand Final standings. It would take Wildcard having a really bad weekend, as well as some god-like play from Luminosity, Bing Bang Boom, and Dodge for them to not make PGC.

22 Esports really only has one challenger in their PGC race, Synergy Esports. Both teams sit within the Top 5 of the PCS7 Americas Grand Final, and if either wins, they’re in. Otherwise, 22 will get the nod points-wise unless Synergy out-places them by at least two spots. In that case, things get wild as 22 becomes a bubble team. From here on out, we’re going to assume that 22 is in because it’s the more likely scenario and otherwise it all becomes (more) unpredictable.

9/24 Update: 22 vs Synergy has heated up after Day 1. Based upon current PCS7 standings, Synergy would get the nod over 22, with 22 not having enough points to qualify as a bubble team.

Qualification Scenarios

Now that we’ve covered the guaranteed/almost guaranteed teams, let’s take a look at the teams on the bubble.

How Bing Bang Boom gets to PGC

PCS7 PlacementThey lock in PGC as long as
Bing Bang Boom Gets 2nd or 3rdDodge doesn’t win
Bing Bang Boom Gets 4thLG doesn’t get 3rd or above OR Dodge doesn’t get 2nd or above
Bing Bang Boom Gets 5thLG doesn’t get 4th or above AND Dodge doesn’t get 3rd or above
Bing Bang Boom Gets 6th or 7thLG doesn’t get 5th or above AND Dodge doesn’t get 4th or above
Bing Bang Boom Gets 8thLG doesn’t get 6th or above AND Dodge doesn’t get 5th or above
Bing Bang Boom Gets 9th or 10thLG doesn’t get 8th or above AND Dodge doesn’t get 5th or above.
Bing Bang Boom Gets 11th or 12thLG doesn’t get 8th or above AND Dodge doesn’t get 5th or above.
Bing Bang Boom Gets 13th or 14thLG doesn’t get 10th or above AND Dodge doesn’t get 6th or above
Bing Bang Boom Gets 15th or 16thLG doesn’t get 12th or above AND Dodge doesn’t get 7th or above

How Luminosity gets to PGC

PCS7 PlacementThey lock in PGC as long as
Luminosity Places 2ndBBB OR Dodge doesn’t win PCS7
Luminosity Places 3rdDodge OR BBB finish below LG
Luminosity Places 4thDodge doesnt get 2nd or above AND BBB finish below LG
Luminosity Places 5thDodge doesn’t get 3rd or above AND BBB finish below LG
Luminosity Places 6th, 7th, or 8thDodge doesn’t get 5th or above AND BBB finish below LG
Luminosity Places 9th or 10thDodge doesn’t get 6th or above AND BBB finishes 11th or lower
Luminosity Places 11th or 12thDodge doesn’t get 7th or above AND BBB finishes 15th or lower

How Dodge gets to PGC

PCS7 PlacementThey lock in PGC as long as
Dodge Places 2nd LG finishes 3rd or worse OR BBB finishes 4th or worse
Dodge Places 3rdLG AND BBB both finish 5th or worse
Dodge Places 4thLG AND BBB both finish 6th or worse
Dodge Places 5thLG places 7th or worse AND BBB finishes 8th or worse.
Dodge Places 6thLG places 9th or worse AND BBB finishes 13th or worse.
Dodge Places 7thLG places 11th or worse AND BBB finishes 15th or worse.

Now you can see why we left the “Synergy Wins” and “Wildcard drops significantly” scenarios out of this picture. Each of these charts explains what scenario a team needs based upon their placement. For example, if Dodge places 5th in PCS7, they’ll need LG to place 7th or worse AND Bing Bang Boom to finish 8th or worse to capture the final PGC spot.

Where to watch the rest of the PCS7 Grand Final

The second weekend of action can be watched on the official PUBG Twitch and YouTube channels. Here is the schedule for the remaining three days of play:

  • Day 4 – Sept. 23 4:00 pm PDT
  • Day 5 – Sept. 24 4:00 pm PDT
  • Day 6 – Sept. 25 4:00 pm PDT

PCS7 is one of the final competitive PUBG tournaments of the year so stay tuned for all of the remaining action. 

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