The Turkish Hayro and the Russian Tortee come out victorious in the first ever PUBG Mobile esports event in Europe — the Star Challenge regional finals.

After two intense days of games in Kiev, Ukraine, the winners were decided for the inaugural PUBG Mobile event. 16 teams, featuring PUBG streamers, content creators, and influencers, all came with only one goal. The battle wasn’t just for the $20,000 in prize money, but for the two spots in World Finals, to be held in Dubai later this year.

The Global Finals will see all the regional winners competing for the lion’s share of $600,000 in cash prizes.

The European qualifier saw some big-name players taking a shot at success, including FaZe Clan player David “Fuzzface” Tillberg, popular streamer and former Call of Duty professional Nikolai “Mazarin1k” Lazarev, PUBG player Mario “RaptorDaRaptor” Joos, and others.

The Turkish Hayro shot up the rankings in the first game and managed to keep their top spot for the entirety of the tournament. After ten games they had 4700 points — 500 more than the second team. They also confidently led in kills, racking up a total 87 of them.

Hayro. Photo via Starladder.

Tortee and his team followed in second with 4200 points. Before the last game, team Tortee were in the fourth place, 400 points behind the second place team. A chicken dinner and 17 kills in the last game earned them enough points to qualify for the World Finals in Dubai.

Just 95 points behind them finished RaptorDaRaptor and his team. Third place in the final game didn’t prove to be enough to keep their second place position. They got an impressive 74 kills over ten games, second most in the entire tournament.

The overall results are as follows:

1st – Team Hayro – $10,000 + spot at Star Challenge Global Finals 2018 Dubai

2nd – Team Tortee – $6,000 + spot at Star Challenge Global Finals 2018 Dubai

3rd – Team RaptorDaRaptor – $4,000

Unsurprisingly, the two competitive PUBG Mobile teams came out ahead in the first European esports event. A week of preparation for the other teams didn’t prove to be enough to compete against the actual Mobile pro’s.

Although the battle was closer than one would expect.

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