PUBG Corp announces the North American qualifiers for their $2 million Global Invitational.
Just weeks after the announcement of their biggest tournament to-date, developers of the chart-topping Battle Royale game are ready to proceed with the next stop in the qualifier process. Following the climax of the online part over in Europe, where more than 600 teams signed up to participate, the qualifiers will be moving further west.
Up to 320 teams from the USA, Canada, and Mexico, will be able to take part in this endeavor to decide the three strongest teams in the region. The journey to find the teams which will represent the continent in the PUBG Global Invitational 2018 begins May 24th.
Similarly to the old continent, the qualifier will be split into online and offline parts, the latter being played out in Burbank, California, where the twenty best teams will battle it out throughout the 12 games, split across three days. The North American qualifier will see a bump in its prize pool as well, going up to $150,000 — $50,000 more than in Europe.
According to the official schedule, the online part of the qualifier shouldn’t take longer than four days and the twenty teams for the offline qualifier will be decided by 27th of May. Following that, the teams will have nearly a month to prepare for the LAN, which will take place 22nd to 24th of June.
To take part in this qualifier, the teams must have at least two players from any of the three North American countries in its roster and all of them must be at least 18 years of age. The registration process has already begun, and any interested parties can apply on the official qualifier page.
The $150,000 will be split among the 20 teams as follows:
1st – $32,000 (spot in the PGI 2018)
2nd – $24,000 (spot in the PGI 2018)
3rd – $18,000 (spot in the PGI 2018)
4th – $12,000
5th – 6th – $8,000
7th – 8th – $6,000
9th – 12th – $4,000
13th – 16th – $3,000
17th – 20th – $2,000
Three best teams from the offline qualifier will be invited to take part in the PUBG Global Invitational 2018, where 20 of the world’s best teams will fight for their share of the $2 million prize pool at the end of July.