Crafton’s PUBG Global Championship 2021 is all set to begin tomorrow at 9:10 am on all major live streaming websites. The competition will run for a full month from November 19 to December 19 and will feature 32 qualified teams from around the world.
PGC 2021 marks the return for the global PUBG Esports event as the 2020 finals were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Players will travel to Paradise City in Incheon, Korea and compete for a $2 million prize pool, which will be distributed among the teams.
However, the biggest change is evident from the format of the tournament. PGC 2021 will operate on a LAN/online hybrid system, where five teams from China will participate online, while the remaining teams will be present at the venue.
“Ideally, we would like all teams to be together for this tournament, but unfortunately some visa issues have put that on hold,” the blog post reads. Both arenas in Korea and China will be equipped with similar gaming setups for the same land. Official esports referees will also supervise players throughout the tournament.
PGC 2021 Tournament Structure
The PUBG Global Championship will begin its journey with rank decision matches that will determine their position from 1st to 32nd. Accordingly, players will participate in weekly survival matches where the winning teams get to compete in “weekly finals” held at the end of the week. From here the three winners will then advance to the Grand Finals and play for the prize money of $600,000.
The tournament will reward the player with the most kills ($10,000) and an impressive team prize ($20,000). The lowest ranked teams will be kicked out with $10,000 each.
Additionally, PGC 2021 is also bringing back the beloved pick’em up challenge, where fans get to predict winners through their in-game esports tab. Players will also be rewarded with new skins and items by watching matches.
The PUBG Global Championship 2021 will be live streaming on the official PUBG YouTube and Twitch channels from tomorrow.