PUBG Global Series 2020 represents a new take on professional PUBG esports, that introduces an improved competitive structure, expanded revenue sharing with participating teams, and broader opportunities for third-party tournament organizers.
In a recent press release, PUBG corp announced that PUBG Global Series 2020 or PGS will feature three event stops and a Grand Finals with a total prize pool distribution of at least $3.5M USD.
The four PGS events will be hosted in major cities around the world in April, July, October and November, with the first one already being confirmed to take place in Berlin. The final event of 2020 is the PUBG Global Championship, with the first three events all serving as both major live events unto themselves and qualification tournaments for the PGC.
A total of 32 teams will compete at each of the three PGS events. The top four teams from the most recent global competition will automatically qualify for the next event. The remaining 28 slots will be filled by teams who participate in regional qualifiers in one of the six regions, including Korea, China, Japan, Europe, Americas, and Asia Pacific.
PUBG Global Series 2020 Format
Each of the three PGS events will have three stages: a Group Stage, an Elimination Stage, and the Grand Finals. Taking place over 9 competitive days, each event will see the 32 participating teams being placed in two Groups. The top 12 teams (6 from each group) will advance to the Grand Finals. Elimination Stage will be the last opportunity for 4 more teams to catch the train to the Grand Finals.
PGS Berlin 2020
The first event of the new PUBG Global Series, the PGS Berlin, will take place at Messe Berlin from March 31st to April 12th. Its Group Stage will take place on March 31st – April 3rd, followed by the Elimination Stage on April 4th – 5th, before culminating at the Grand Finals on April 10th – 12th. The Regional Online Qualifier to earn slots at the PGS Berlin will start in February and be concluded in March. The qualifiers will feature both online and offline elements, and will no longer require competitors to reside in a specific location.
PGS 2020 Prize Pool
After last year’s success when PUBG was able to distribute more than $6 million USD in prize pool and crowdfunding to participating teams, in 2020 the developer aims to create an even more diversified revenue sharing program for participating teams. Between prize pool and crowdfunding efforts, PUBG guarantees participating teams a minimum of $20,000 for each PGS event. The first three PGS events will feature a prize pool of $500,000 USD each, while PUBG Global Championship 2020 will award $2,000,000 USD.
The Pick’Em Challenge will return and for every PGS event, 25% of PGS item sales will be shared with participating teams, where 10% of the sales will be contributed to the event prize pool, another 10% of the sales distributed to participating teams and 5% will count towards the prize pool of PGC 2020.
What is the PUBG Global Championship?
The PUBG Global Championship 2020 represents the culmination of the 2020 season and will take place in November in an yet undisclosed location. To crown the 2020 PUBG World Champions, 16 teams will battle it out at PGC 2020. The top 4 teams from the 3rd PGS event will automatically qualify for PGC. The remaining 12 spots will be filled by the highest ranked teams based on the sum of points scored in the Grand Finals from all three PGS events.
Keep an eye on pubg.com for more info about the PUBG Global Championship 2020.