Updates to the PGC 2021 Participating Teams and More!


by PUBG Esports

Hello, PUBG Esports fans.

The 2021 PUBG GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP draws near! Teams from around the world are already en route to Korea for the November 19th showdown, so it’s time to disclose a bit more about the tournament and teams you can expect to see!

Tournament Format

PGC 2021 will be a LAN/Online hybrid tournament similar to how PGI.S was run.

  • In PGC 2021, 5 teams from CHINA will participate on-line.
  • All other teams will be invited to participate in-person in Korea.

Ideally, we’d love all teams to be together for this tournament, but unfortunately some visa issues have prevented that this year. So this year, all Chinese teams will play together in their own arena, while the rest of the teams play together in Korea.

Both PGC arenas in Korea and China will be equipped with identical gaming setups to guarantee that teams have an equal environment to compete. In addition, both arenas will be supervised by PUBG Esports referees to ensure a fair and transparent tournament.

All teams who qualified for PGC 2021 and are traveling to Korea and will be safely quarantined, following national quarantine guidelines. They will remain in the isolation facility for the next two weeks until the tournament begins.

Update to the Participating Teams

  • Unfortunately, team Unicorn Phoenix Da Nang from APAC region will not be able to participate in PGC 2021 due to difficulties in acquiring a visa.
  • UNP’s ticket to participate in PGC 2021 has been transferred to the Vietnam team next in line, GAMEHOME Ha Dong.

Team Name Updates

Some participating teams have had a name change.


  • (previously) Veronica7 → (now) GNL_ESPORTS


  • (previously) Question Mark → (now) Unique


  • (previously) FIUMBA – > (now) KPI Gaming

Reserve Player Announcement

Teams participating in PGC 2021 are able to acquire additional ‘Reserve Players’ through the following rules.

  • Based on the player roaster submitted during PCS5, teams with 4 or less players are able to register a maximum of 1 additional player as a ‘Reserve Player’
    • Reserve Players cannot replace the empty player slot of those who have failed to acquire a visa.
  • The Reserve Player is a substitute player for emergencies. Reserve players can only be utilized if an existing player is unable to participate in the match
  • These cases may include;
    • If a player is confirmed COVID-19 positive and needs to be isolated.
    • If a player suffers from a physical injury making them unable to participate
    • If officials rule that another reason is severe enough to warrant the swap

Newly registered reserve players for PGC 2021:


  • PeRo_grayyyyyy / KX_AzEeeeee


  • BRU_Julio / AAA_Nent / AAP_Kalbs


  • VP_ubah / FaZe_Wookiebookie / NAVI_HIBAKO / TL_Vard / Uniq_Kemba7 / HERO_Nowikk / ENCE_SENTEX / BBL_SIXMO


  • KPI_ps1co / SQ_Waldoe / TSM_FTX_Adam / DIG_GretaTheGoat / SSG_nicoos

Final List of PGC 2021 Participating Teams

    • Virtus.pro, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Team Liquid, Unique, HEROIC, ENCE, BBL Esports
    • Oath Gaming, Soniqs, TSM FTX, Dignitas, KPI Gaming, Spacestation Gaming
  • APAC
    • Buriram United Esports, Bao Nam United, ArkAngel Predator, FURY, Attack All Around, GAMEHOME Ha Dong
  • ASIA
    • CHINA
      • Petrichor Road, Multi Circle Gaming, 17 Gaming, KaiXin Esports, NewHappy
    • KOREA
      • Danawa e-sports, GHIBLI Esports, MaD Clan, GNL_ESPORTS, Gen.G
    • JAPAN
      • ENTER FORCE.36
      • Global Esports Xsset
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