• Date2022. 11. 01

32 teams from across the globe will begin competing for their share of $2,000,000 USD and the Champion of the 2022 PUBG Esports Season

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. – Nov. 1, 2022KRAFTON, Inc. has officially kicked off the PUBG Global Championship (PGC) 2022, the premier esports event that will crown the overall champions of the 2022 PUBG Esports season. PGC 2022 is a global in-person tournament from Nov. 1-20, held at the Dubai Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates, where the world’s top 32 professional PUBG Esports teams will compete for a share of a $2 million USD prize pool and 30% of the net sales from the Pick’em Challenge.

Event Schedule and Structure

PGC 2022 officially kicks off today and runs from Nov. 1-20 as teams from the Americas, Europe, Asia and APAC compete to battle it out to become World Champions.

  • Group Stage: Nov. 1-6

    • Teams will be split up into two groups of 16 teams (A and B) and will feature weekly Group Stage matches to determine Winner and Loser brackets. A total of 15 matches will be played between each group across three days. The top eight teams from each group will be placed in a Winners Bracket and the bottom eight teams in each group in a Losers Bracket.

  • Winners Bracket: Nov. 8-9

    • Following the Group Stage, the Winners Bracket will battle it out over the course of 10 matches throughout two days, where the top eight of the 16 teams will be rewarded with a direct spot in the Grand Final. The bottom eight teams from the Winners Bracket will be placed in Losers Bracket 2 for another chance to reach the Grand Final stage.

  • Losers Bracket Phase 1: Nov. 10-11

    • The first Losers Bracket phase will consist of the bottom eight teams from each of  Group A and B. The phase will feature 10 matches over two days, where the top eight teams will advance to Losers Bracket 2, while the bottom seven teams will move into the Grand Survival stage. The bottom team of Losers Bracket 1 will be eliminated.

  • Losers Bracket Phase 2: Nov. 12-13

    • The final Losers Bracket will consist of the bottom eight teams from the Winners Bracket and the top eight teams from Losers Bracket 1, who will similarly battle in 10 matches across two days. Only the top four teams will be granted seats in the Grand Final. The remaining 12 teams will move on to the Grand Survival stage.

  • Grand Survival: Nov. 14

    • The Grand Survival stage is the last chance for participating teams to make the final 16 Grand Finals squads that will compete for the PGC 2022 crown. The Grand Survival consists of 19 teams, 12 teams from Losers Bracket 2 and seven teams from the Losers Bracket 1 – with the bottom three teams from Losers Bracket 1 placed in a waiting queue. The Grand Survival will only grant four chances to progress to the Grand Finals. In each match, the team winning the Chicken Dinner will advance and the remaining 15 teams will be joined by the next team in the line.

  • Grand Final: Nov. 17-20

    • Following the completion of the Grand Survival stage, the best of the best in 2022 will finally compete against each other until one team claims the PGC 2022throne. The Grand Final will consist of twenty matches over the course of four days. Whichever team comes out ranked on top of the standings list will be crowned the new champions of the PUBG Global Championship!

Group Stage

The first week of PGC 2022 will be the Group Stages between groups A and B. The participating Americas region teams include Teams Soniqs, 22 Esports and YAHO in Group A, while teams eUnited, Wildcard Gaming and Luminosity Gaming will battle it out in Group B.

In-Person Events

Various offline events will also be held in-person at the tournament venue, Mall of Emirates, Dubai Festival City Mall and La Mer Beach throughout PGC 2022. Visitors can participate in the events and win prizes.

PGC 2022 will be streamed across PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS’ Esports Twitch and YouTube channels. Livestream coverage for PGC 2022 will begin each day starting at 9 a.m. EST.

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