PUBG Tournament Schedule and Prize Pools

# Tournament Prize Money Teams Players Teams /
Players
16.12.2022 PJC 2022 Final - 8 - 8 / -
09.12.2022 PJCS 2022 Final - 9 - 9 / -
01.12.2022 BTC $ 14056 31 - 31 / -
25.11.2022 Frag League S9 $ 24436 16 - 16 / -
18.11.2022 Czech Championship 2022 $ 6391 17 - 17 / -
11.11.2022 Predator League 2022 $ 141601 63 - 63 / -
01.11.2022 PGC 2022 $ 2000000 32 - 32 / -
26.10.2022 SAZKA S1 Winter $ 11919 18 - 18 / -
14.10.2022 GWC 2022 $ 2614 18 - 18 / -
10.10.2022 PLS 2022 S3 $ 4493 56 - 56 / -
30.09.2022 PCS Series 7 EU $ 230000 35 - 35 / -
30.09.2022 PCS Series 7 Asia $ 230000 16 - 16 / -
26.09.2022 LPL 2022 S2 $ 2269 15 - 15 / -
22.09.2022 TAPS $ 30000 16 - 16 / -
17.09.2022 PCS Series 7 AM $ 297500 49 - 49 / -
16.09.2022 PCS Series 7 APAC $ 230000 17 - 17 / -
14.09.2022 APL 2022 S2 $ 19579 24 - 24 / -
02.09.2022 PVO 2022 Autumn $ 1450 25 - 25 / -
30.08.2022 PSI 2022 $ 28352 17 - 17 / -
20.08.2022 PCS Series 7 APAC Oceania $ 10000 16 - 16 / -
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PUBG eSports Tournaments: Classifications and Major Championships

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, released in 2017, was destined to become an eSports discipline. High competitive potential, spectacular firefights, space for the implementation of tactical ideas, huge popularity among gamers — these and other features allowed the game to take its place in the eSports. But some difficulties seriously hindered the development of the new discipline. The first PUBG tournaments held in 2017, revealed a sufficient number of bugs and defects that spoiled the overall impression. The organizers of the competitions, together with the developers, actively struggled to make PUBG tournaments attractive for fans and players alike. That is why the rules of the competitions were repeatedly changed and the prize funds grew every year.

Players are motivated by the opportunity to make big money at major PUBG tournaments. For example, the World Championship 2019 drew a total of $4 million, and in the PUBG Global Championship 2021, players competed for $7 million. Top eSports players in this discipline earn very good money.

Types of Competitions

Amateur and professional competitive PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds championships take place every year, and their number has long exceeded a hundred. Each PUBG tournament is classified by type, which is regulated by the rules and sets the format of the competition. There are 4 types, which allow for classify competitions for desktop and mobile versions of the game:

  • Classic Tournament — the most common competition format, in which most of the classic PUBG tournaments are played. The map is played by up to 100 players, who can compete alone, fighting on their own, or in teams of 2 or 4.
  • Erangle Quick Match — a quick match on the map Erangel in which 28 players are fighting against each other.
  • Team Deathmatch — at the same time on the map can be no more than 8 persons divided into two teams.
  • Infection Mode — an arcade mode for the PUBG mobile in which players are divided into infected (zombies) and defenders. The infected must infect all defenders and must do so before game time runs out. The defenders can use weapons to hold out until the end of the match.

Among other things, the rules of each tournament establish the perspective mode in which matches will be played. Simply put, perspective is the vantage point available to the eSports player. There are a total of two:

  1. FPP — First-Person Perspective. In this mode, the player is only able to view first-person.
  2. TPP — Third-Person Perspective. This mode allows you to play both in first and third person. Third-person mode offers certain advantages, as it increases the view width and allows you to safely look out from behind cover.

The Largest PUBG Tournaments

Now let’s talk about the most significant eSports events of the classic version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which are held for the best players on a regular basis.

PUBG Champions League (PCL)

This is a professional league in China. It represents the Chinese part of the official competitive season conducted by PUBG Corporation. During the competition, in addition to cash prizes, slots for passage to the Continental Series of the Asian region are drawn.

PUBG Continental Series

It is a series of professional competition events held on an annual basis. This international series is divided into 4 groups based on region: Europe, Asia, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America. Regional competitions allow the best teams in the regions to qualify for the main PUBG tournament.

PUBG Global Championship (PGC)

This is the main tournament of the year, which is held as the final event of the competitive season. Top teams from different regions that have demonstrated the best results during the games of the season are allowed to participate in the championship.

PUBG Mobile Tournaments: What Are The Features?

With the growing interest in the mobile version of the game, PUBG Mobile tournaments have become widespread. All the events of the mobile version are divided into regional leagues and series, during which the most productive players and teams are identified, who get the right to participate in the annual PUBG Mobile Global Championship — the analog of the World Championship of the desktop version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Analysts see a great future in the development of mobile eSports, as evidenced by the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile.