Tue April 24 2018

North Africa included in PUBG’s first official esports tournament

by Charlie Fripp, ESPN

When global companies announce esports tournaments, the African continent is often left out – be it because of lower player numbers when compared to Europe; or because of latency.

But PUBG Corp. announced that the battle royale title’s first official esports tournament will include one team from North Africa.

“Today we’re proud to announce PUBG Global Invitational 2018 (PGI 2018), an esports tournament where 20 top professional PUBG teams from around the world will face off for a total of US $2 million in prizes and the ultimate PUBG bragging rights,” PUBG Corp. announced yesterday.

The tournament will be held in Berlin, Germany.

According to PUBG Corp. the seeding for the tournament will be divided into 10 slots:

PUBG Corp. added: “PGI 2018 will feature 20 top global PUBG teams, selected via regional qualifying tournaments hosted in North America, Europe and Asia through the beginning of July.”

It explained that during the tournament players will battle it out in four-player squads, with third-person perspective (TPP) matches held on July 25 and 26. The first-person perspective (FPP) matches will be held on July 28 and 29.

A winning team will be crowned for each perspective mode, TPP and FPP.

That is all the details available at the moment, but PUBG Corp. said that information on ticket sales, regional qualifiers and venue will be made known at a later stage.