Out of 623 European teams that signed-up to take part in the PUBG Corp’s $2 million tournament qualifier, only three will make it to the main event.
After two weeks of qualifying matches, the number of participating teams went down to a manageable 80. The remaining contenders will be spread into four groups of 20 teams for the final games of the online qualifier. Each group will see eight matches played out 26th through 27th of May, where the best five teams of each group will move on to the offline part of the qualifier.
Unlike the qualifiers to the previous PUBG Corp events, the Global Invitational will see the most important games played on LAN, in the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester. In addition to that, the European qualifier will have a hefty $100,000 prize pool of its own.
The online qualifiers for the most ambitious PUBG esports event to date already saw several upsets. Well known teams like Ninjas in Pyjamas, GamersOrigin, Mock-It Esports, Digital Chaos, Zoekt een Naam, and several others have already been eliminated from the most important event of the year.
The four remaining groups can be found on the official tournament page. With no bad teams left in the running, Group 3 stands out to be the most stacked, with teams like Team Vitality, PENTA Sports, Knights, Finstack, and Team Singularity headlining the lobby.
Every team will have their goals set on the top five spot and the offline qualifier, where the prize money will be distributed as follows:
1. $20,000 (spot in the PGI 2018)
2. $16,000 (spot in the PGI 2018)
3. $12,000 (spot in the PGI 2018)
PUBG Global Invitational will take place in Berlin, Germany, on 25th to 29th of July, where 20 of the world’s best teams will compete for the massive prize pool of $2 million dollars.
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