KRAFTON Inc., the holding company for PUBG Studios, announced that the PUBG Global Championship will run from November 19th to December 19th, and will feature 32 of the world’s best PUBG esports teams competing for the lion’s share of a $2 million prize pool. The event will operate a LAN/online hybrid system hosted in Incheon, South Korea.
“Reflecting KRAFTON’s commitment to rewarding PUBG Esports players, the $2 million USD prize pot will be supplemented by 30% of revenue made from the Pick’em Challenge,” a KRAFTON spokesperson said in a statement.
The PGC is the largest and final event in the PUBG Esports calendar. This year’s edition marks a return to form for PUBG Esports since the 2020 finals did not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The biggest changes to the tournament are tied to the format. Teams from China will not be able to participate in the LAN event, so five teams from China will be playing online. The participating teams will also be able to enlist additional reserve players in case of emergencies.
Fans can also earn free voting coupons and purchase PGC 2021 items by visiting the in-game esports tab.
(All information was provided by Esports Insider)