PUBG Corporation has announced the PUBG Global Invitational 2018 tournament that will be the first major eSports competitive event for the title. Pitting together 20 top-notch PUBG pro teams, the tournament will come with a staggering $2 million prize pool, eclipsing the world’s first professional battle royale competitive league, H1Z1 Pro League.
This is part of the game’s long-term strategy to shape up as a competitive title and advance the industry in general.
‘The PUBG Global Invitational 2018 is a landmark moment for PUBG Corp. as a showcase of the potential of PUBG esports. The team at PUBG Corp. is working tirelessly to ensure that the PGI 2018 exemplifies the pinnacle of PUBG competition and brings to life all of the excitement, tension and exhilaration of the highest level of PUBG play, not only to the fans attending the PGI 2018, but also those watching at home,’ said Changhan Kim, CEO, PUBG Corp.
To qualify for the event, teams will have to battle it out during regional qualifying events, hosted across North America, Europe, and Asia. The competition is scheduled to kick off in July.
Interestingly enough, the hosts will distinguish between third-person perspective (TPP) and first-person perspective matches (FPP) and matches and hold the events on separate dates, 25 – 26 July and 28-29 July, respectively.