Thu August 24 2017

Evermore wins PUBG Invitational by hiding on spawn island

by Charlie Fripp, Kwese ESPN

The PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Invitational is being held for the first time at Gamescom, with the Solo mode concluding last night. As expected, it was a thrilling three rounds with South Korean player Kyo-min “Evermore” Koo walking away as the Solo champion.

The Solo competition consisted of three rounds, with players being awarded 5 points for a kill, points the longer they stayed alive, and 500 points for winning a round.

Evermore only managed to win the second round, but through some quick thinking and strategic play, he managed to top the leaderboard at the end of it all.

In the first round, Evermore jumped out of the plane close to the coast and immediately grabbed a boat and headed to spawn island. Here he managed to pick up some fairly decent loot and stayed outside the blue line until he died with about 20 people remaining. He tried to power his way into the blue circle with a buggy, but his health was too low.

At the end of the round he only clocked 95 points, well below the top ten leaders.

In the second round he changed his strategy and engaged in battles in the white zone, eventually getting the chicken dinner with only two kills.

Winning the round and getting the two kills placed him second on the leaderboard with 605 points, only 25 points behind leader Team SoloMid’s Break.

For the third and final round, Evermore employed the same strategy as with the first. Dropping in quickly he headed for spawn island again. Here he picked up some loot and as the circle started to come in, he was forced to move to the south-west of the main island.

Unfortunately for him he made a calculation error in his footing and got stuck between some rocks on a cliff. Rather than just waiting for the blue circle to kill him out right, he healed as much as he could to stay alive for as long as possible.

Remember, the longer players stay alive the more points they get.

But through Evermore’s healing up and persistence, he stayed alive long enough to reach ninth place and put 185 points on the board – and beat TSM_Break’s time at the top by 90 points – to be crowned the first PUBG Invitational Solo Champion.