The final section of our Midseason Power Rankings is entirely populated by the North American powerhouses. Each squad has proven that they deserve a spot with their astounding performances in recent tournaments. It wasn’t easy to narrow this down as all of these teams are only a handful of hot drops away from even more success.
The battle royale landscape has changed drastically since our last set of rankings, but most of these teams – and the players on them – are quite familiar. We know that we’ve got a North American bias this time around, but Latin American squads have yet to prove that they can tussle with these four power houses in 2022.
Led by New Zealand’s Nico “Nicoos” Galanakis, these gassy boys have been nipping at the heels of all-out victory over the last few months. With a second place finish for the North America Regional Playoff and a 7th place finish for ESL PUBG Masters, this squad has positioned itself to go much farther than a normal gallon of gasoline would. Wracking up 130 kills, eight top-of-the-pack finishes and two chicken dinners is something other teams should be worried about.
3. Bing Bang Boom
Who would have thought the explosion caused by a falling space station would be so deadly? Bing Bang Boom had an impressive showing during the PCS6 Regional Playoff. Players like George “oldless” Muriel, who had a poor showing at the PUBG Global Championship last year are bouncing back with vengeance this year.
It’s hard to put Yaho in the number two slot considering how much talent is on this four man roster. You’ve got former Dignitas members Brent “Poonage” Mullany, Nolan “Shinboi” Burdick, and Pedro “Sparkingg” Ribeiro alongside Brendan “Balefrost” Connors. Yaho put up a respectable performance at ESL PUBG Masters, but it didn’t compare to the numbers eUnited had over 12 rounds of competition. Yaho did show noticeable improvement between the first and second batch of six rounds, landing better placements in the second half of the tournament. They’ve come even further in finishing first during the North American Regional Playoff. The next step in improving would be winning the PCS6 Grand Final.
A first place finish for ESL PUBG Masters? Check. A top four finish in the Regional Playoff for PCS6? Check. This new roster, made up of the Australian wonder Lachlan “Fludd” Thompson and three Americans, Matt “Kickstart” Smith, Noah “Relo” Jenkins and Jake “Snakers” Winant, only officially came together in February but has already made some huge waves. The three Americans played together previously with Oath Gaming, but Fludd is a new addition to the squad. With a track record and roster like eUnited’s, we could definitely see eUnited take the crown when competition kicks off later this month.
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Editors Note: These Power Rankings are created and determined by one individual’s subjective observations and review of the competition data. They do not reflect the view of Krafton and/or PUBG Esports.