PUBG Global Series 1 announced in Malaysia


04/25/2023 - KRAFTON, Inc. will host the PUBG Global Series 1 (PGS 1) - a global PUBG Esports tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. PGS 1, which will take place from April 27 to May 7, will feature 24 top teams from around the world.

Eight Global Partner teams and 16 teams that qualified via regional tournaments will compete for a share of the $500,000 prize pool and PGS points needed to secure a spot at the 2023 PUBG Global Championship. While last year's PUBG Continental Series was held online in four different regions around the world, PGS 1 will be held offline at Battle Arena Malaysia.

PGS 1 Tournament Structure

PGS 1 will begin on April 27 with the Group Stage, which will serve as a stopover for the Grand Finals. The 24 teams will be divided into three groups of eight teams each, and the group stage will last three days. Matches will be played in a format of six matches per day: group A and B on the first day, group B and C on the second day and group C and A on the third day.

After the group stage, the top 16 teams will move into the Winners Bracket, while the last eight teams will move into the Losers Bracket. The Winners Bracket will be played over two days, from April 30 to May 1, with six matches per day. The top eight teams advance directly to the Grand Finals. The eight last-place teams from the Winners Bracket will compete in the Losers Bracket along with the eight last-place teams from the Group Stage, who will play six games per day on May 2 and 3. Only the top eight teams in the Losers Bracket will advance to the Grand Finals, while the remaining eight teams will be eliminated.

The Grand Finals will be played over three days, May 5-7, with a total of 18 matches. The team with the highest overall score will be crowned the champion of PGS 1. The winning team will receive $80,000, with the remaining prize money distributed according to the rankings.

A new PGS scoring system will be introduced with this tournament. At PGS 1 and the upcoming PGS 2 in the second half of the year, PGS points will be awarded to the top 16 teams based on their final rankings. The top four teams with the most PGS points will secure a spot at the 2023 PUBG Global Championship, the premier global PUBG Esports tournament. PGS points are independent of PGC points awarded in regional competitions and will not be combined.

In addition to the three legendary Global Partner teams - FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, and Twisted Minds - the EMEA region will be represented at PGS 1 by two additional teams that qualified through the PUBG EMEA Championship: Spring (PEC). HOWL were crowned PEC: Spring champions, while Acend Club finished a very close second. Both teams secured a spot in the first offline PUBG Esports tournament of 2023.

Team Edition Skins for Global Partner Teams

To celebrate the PGS 1 event, four of the eight Global Partner Teams - FaZe Clan, 17Gaming, Natus Vincere, and Petrichor Road - will unveil their Team Edition items. The organizations have designed their own unique skins, which can be purchased in-game until May 10 at 6am. Skins for the remaining teams will be released before PGS 2. 25 he proceeds from the sale of the team edition skins will be distributed to the global partner teams.

PGS 1 broadcast details

All PGS 1 matches will begin at 12:00pm and can be watched live on the official PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Twitch and PUBG: Esports YouTube channels. The following PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS talents will be covering the action every step of the way:

James "Kaelaris" Carrol, Steven "Toffees" Pierce, Martin "Avnqr" Gøth, Clinton "Paperthin" Bader, Cameron Davis, Tobias "TheNameIsToby" Wiinblad, SooHang "Bella" Dong.

  • Source: Press release

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