Yesterday, we brought you all the info you need to know about the PUBG Esports Americas 2022 Season. Today, we’re excited to get the party started by opening up registration and bringing you more details about our first major event – ESL PUBG Masters Americas 2022 Phase 1!
We’re proud to be partnering with ESL once again to bring you two ESL PUBG Masters Americas events that will take place in February and July of 2022. Read on to find out all the details on the competition and format!
ESL PUBG Masters Americas – 2022 Phase 1
This event will be broken down into three stages: Open Qualifiers, Regional Playoffs, and the Grand Final.
The Open Qualifiers will be held separately for each sub-region (NA & LATAM) and support up to 160 teams. Each round will last 2 days with 6 matches each day (12 total matches per round). Depending on the total number of registered teams, there will be 3 or 4 rounds total. If 4 rounds are needed, the Round of 128 and Round of 64 will each be 1 day of 6 matches. The Round of 32 and Round of 16 will be 2 days of 6 matches each day regardless of the number of registered teams.
Dates for Open Qualifiers:
- Round 1 – February 9th & 10th
- In case of needing a Round of 128:
- Round of 128 – February 9th
- Round of 64 – February 10th
- In case of needing a Round of 128:
- Round 2 – February 12th & 13th
- Round 3 – February 15th & 16th
Upon completion of the Round of 16, the top 8 teams from each sub-region will move to their respective Regional Playoff. There, they will find themselves competing against 16 teams who have been invited based on their performance at PCS5 Americas. If, for any reason, an invited team does not meet eligibility, roster requirements, or any other rules set out in the Rulebook, that team will be replaced by the next best team from the Round of 16 that meets the requirements. The 24 teams from the Regional Playoff will be divided into 3 groups of 8. Each group will play the others over the course of a 6-match day, making the Regional Playoff a 3 day event.
Dates for Regional Playoffs:
- Match Day 1 – Group A vs. Group B – Friday, February 18th
- Match Day 2 – Group B vs. Group C – Saturday, February 19th
- Match Day 3 – Group C vs. Group A – Sunday, February 20th
- *Group Matchups are subject to change
Teams will be scored on a cumulative leaderboard with the top 10 teams from the NA Regional Playoff leaderboard and top 6 teams from the LATAM Regional Playoff leaderboard moving on to the ESL PUBG Masters Americas Phase 1 Grand Final. The 10/6 team breakdown is based on the results of the PCS5 Americas Last Chance Qualifier (PCS5 LCQ). Further explanation can be found in the Rulebook.
Once the final 16 teams are set, they will battle it out over the course of a two-week period consisting of 3 match days per week and 5 matches per day (30 matches total). The Grand Final will use the SUPER Point Rule scoring system and have one cumulative leaderboard spanning all 30 matches to determine who will claim their share of the $50,000 in prize money and those all-important PGC Qualification Points.
Grand Final Dates:
- Week 1: Friday, February 25th to Sunday, February 27th
- Week 2: Friday, March 4th to Sunday, March 6th
Rules to Note:
The full Rulebook can be found here, and all participants should read and understand the rules fully before participating. However, we wanted to highlight one rule to note – all invited teams to the ESL PUBG Masters Americas Phase 1 are required to maintain at least 50% of their Core Roster from the PCS5 Americas Grand Final. For more information and details on this Rule, please visit the Rulebook.
Prize Pool & PGC Points Breakdown
The total Prize Pool will consist of $50,000 and is broken down as follows:
The real treasures of this event are the PGC Qualification Points. Collecting these points and being at the top of the PGC Points Leaderboardis the only way for your squad to qualify for PGC 2022 in November. The full point distribution for 2022 can be found below:
PUBG is proud to support some of the greatest fans and teams in esports, and we appreciate your continued dedication throughout the years. We’re ready to get started on what we expect to be the best PUBG Esports season yet!
See you on the Battlegrounds!