Here we are! Just hours away from the start of Week Three in the PCS2 NA Grand Final, with only eight matches remaining to determine our North American Champions. The first two weeks of action have not disappointed, building up Week Three for an exciting close to PUBG Continental Series 2. The leaderboard going into our final week suggests that the top spot is Soniqs to lose, but there are a couple of teams I wouldn’t count out. One is gunning for the top spot, while the other makes their run at a podium finish.
The Soniqs have defended the first-place position for the majority of the Grand Final, but last week, Shoot To Kill climbed their way into the picture by pulling within thirty-six points of the number one spot. Each team within the top-five has an opportunity to secure substantial prize money this week, making the fight for Second, Third, and Fourth nearly as entertaining as the fight for first.
ANY TROLLS IN CHAT
Any Trolls In Chat have proven themselves as a legitimate threat with their performance in the PUBG Contentintel Series 2 North America Grand Final. The team’s play has remained consistent as they continue to place within the top-eight to secure placement points while accumulating an above-average number of kills. As a team, I originally thought would place around the 6th-10th neighborhood, ATC has exceeded mine and many other expectations over the course of sixteen matches. A question that remains to be answered is, can they close it out when it matters most? The intensity is always dialed up on the final week of a major event, and I don’t see PCS2 being any different.
Right now, Any Trolls In Chat is sitting on the outside looking in at North America’s “Big Three” (Oath Gaming, Shoot To Kill, and Soniqs) by just six points. A top-three placement in this event could solidify this roster as a force to reckoned with heading into PCS3. Through two weeks of play, ATC’s “Marcelek” leads the entire Grand Final lobby with 40 Kills, something the team may need to lean into during Week Three. If they can maintain their steady play across these final two days of PCS, this team could take home $30,000 USD and the second-place trophy.
SHOOT TO KILL
A major storyline for the first half of the PCS2 Grand Final has been the disappearance of Shoot To Kill, the region’s defending PCS1 Champions, and run-away selection in the Pick Em’ Challenge. That was of course until Shoot To Kill bounced back in a major way during Week Two, and pulled within just thirty-six points of Soniqs, a team some had already crowned PCS2 NA Champs. If the final day of PCS1 taught us anything, it’s that STK isn’t going to stop coming for the first-place position. Despite their slow start during Week One of this Grand Final, the ‘Ironmen of PUBG’ are still sitting in second place with a chance to pull off an unbelievable comeback win during the final week.
Shoot To Kill only has eight matches to outdo Soniqs by at least thirty-six points, while also doing everything possible to limit them any high-point wins. Previously, we’ve seen STK hot-drop Team Veritas to secure their PSC1 title, so I’m eager to see if Shoot To Kill considers that option as the final matches play out. They’re obviously one of my “teams to watch” coming into Week Three because they’re entirely capable of recreating their PCS1 magic and stealing away the first-place position from Soniqs.