Wed November 07 2018

Can Africa compete for $2 million in PUBG’s Global Pro tournament?

by Charlie Fripp

PUBG Corporation announced the inaugural season of its PUBG Global Pro competition, and Africa has been included as well - even though we are being grouped together with Europe and Middle East.

According to a press release, local professional teams from nine regions will compete against each to reach the Global Championship.

The territories that will compete are:

North America, Korea, China, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Japan, Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macau, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Oceania - competing under universal rules, games settings, and points systems.

Sixteen four-member squads will fight in first person perspective games across Miramar and Erangel.

“We’re proud to announce this next step in PUBG Corp.’s plan to cement our place as a global esports platform. This season, the world’s best PUBG players will have the chance to prove their superiority and strategic might against their global rivals. Now, with an international audience, our most competitive players will be able to showcase their skills, win prizes and conquer the world through PUBG, said Richard Kwon, Chief Marketing Officer at PUBG Corp.”

The Global Pro tournament will start in January next year, and will be running through three phases.

“After Phases 1 and 2, the top teams from each region will compete head-to-head in third-party-hosted global events, followed by a global All-Star Games. At the end of Phase 3, the top-performing teams throughout the season will gather for a Global Championship - the survivors of which will have a shot at a $2 million prize pool and the right to call themselves the best PUBG players in the world.”