First off, we want to wish you all well while everyone continues to persevere through the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that this situation has created many challenges for us all. Given the uncertainty for the immediate future of public gatherings, PUBG Corporation has decided to cancel the three PGS events planned for 2020. More information about this decision can be found here.
The PUBG Americas Esports team has been hard at work to construct a new direction for the 2020 esports program in North America, Latin America, and Oceania to make sure that there are still opportunities to compete and watch your favorite players on the battlegrounds. We are excited to share our updated plans with you all, and we look forward to building and refining this new program with your feedback.
As you have seen from the global announcements, we will be replacing the previously announced PGS events with a series of online competitions. This post will specifically cover the North American, Latin American, and Oceanic regions of PUBG esports. We have a lot to share with you, so let’s break it down into a couple of different sections:
- PCS NA Charity Showdown
- North America Moving Forward
- Latin America Moving Forward
- OCE Joins SEA in Asia Pacific Region
- PGS Berlin: Americas Qualifier Prize Pool and PGS Berlin Minimum Guarantee
PCS NA CHARITY SHOWDOWN
We know that you all have been anxious about a PUBG tournament. Starting immediately, you and your team can register to compete in the online qualifiers for our upcoming PCS NA Charity Showdown.
After a series of qualifying rounds over the coming weeks, we will qualify eight teams that will join the eight NA teams that had previously qualified for the PGS Berlin: Americas Qualifier. These 16 teams will compete against each other on May 21-24 for their share of $200,000. ($100,000 for teams and $100,000 for charity).
For more information on the PCS NA Charity Showdown event and to sign up, click here.
NORTH AMERICA MOVING FORWARD
Following the completion of the PCS NA Charity Showdown, we’ll kick off a 24 team online pro league. These 24 teams will qualify for the pro league from the charity event, so placement outside of the top 16 still matters! More information on the pro league and a weekly semi-pro competition will be announced in the coming weeks.
LATIN AMERICA MOVING FORWARD
While Latin America will not be participating in the PUBG Continental Series, that does not mean that we are leaving the region out. The LATAM esports team will be hosting multiple tournaments for the LATAM region in the upcoming months. More detailed information will be provided in Portuguese and Spanish on region-specific channels.
OCE JOINS SEA IN ASIA PACIFIC REGION
OCE teams will be participating in the PUBG Continental Series alongside SEA as part of the APAC region. For the APAC charity event, direct invites will be given to the three OCE teams that qualified for the PGS Berlin: Americas Qualifier (Athletico, Team Ferox, and Fury Australia). More information on future APAC events to come.
PGS BERLIN: AMERICAS QUALIFIER PRIZE POOL AND PGS BERLIN MINIMUM GUARANTEE
We were very excited to host an incredible showcase of skill between the best teams from North America, Latin America, and Oceania to determine which six teams would advance to PGS Berlin to represent the Americas region.
Despite having to call off the event as a result of the travel bans, we still wanted to make sure that the unannounced $60,000 prize pool from the offline PGS Berlin: Americas Qualifier and the $20,000 minimum compensation from PGS Berlin are paid out to the teams and players from the Americas region. The minimum compensation would have awarded a total of $120,000 to Americas teams (six teams from the Americas region would have qualified for PGS Berlin).
We will be paying out a total of $180,000 equally across all sixteen teams (8 NA, 5 LATAM, and 3 OCE) that qualified for our PGS Berlin: Americas Qualifier. This means that each team will receive $11,250.00!
We look forward to seeing you all in-game or in chat for the PCS NA Charity Showdown and hope you’re as excited as we are to participate in the upcoming 2020 online events. We will be announcing more PCS event details for each region in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!