PUBG Corporation today revealed full details for the 2019 PUBG Global Championship (PGC), which represents the culmination of PUBG Esports’ first official season. PGC will take place across three weekends, starting with a Group Stage (Nov. 8-10) and Semifinals (Nov. 15-17) held at the OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, CA. The competition concludes with the Grand Finals (Nov. 23-24) in Oakland, CA as the top teams face-off at the Oakland Arena for a piece of the guaranteed $2 million USD prize pool and a chance to be crowned the 2019 PUBG Global Champions.
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PUBG Global Championship (Graphic: Business Wire)
Starting Nov. 5, fans will be able to gear up and celebrate PGC with an exciting array of exclusive in-game items, with 25% of all net proceeds being added to the overall PGC prize pool of $2 million USD, raising the stakes of the competition and supporting the pro teams directly. Additionally, with the purchase of any PGC item, fans will receive the opportunity to participate in the PGC Pick’Em Challenge Event, where they can predict the winning team. If guessed correctly, fans will receive exclusive PGC rewards, not obtainable anywhere else. Further details will be revealed at a later date.
The PGC items include:
PGC 2019 Clothing Set – $14.99 USD
- PGC 2019 Headgear
- PGC 2019 Mask
- PGC 2019 Tactical Hoodie
- PGC 2019 Combat Pants
- PGC 2019 Sneakers
- PGC 2019 Braces and Smartwatch
PGC 2019 Combat Set – $14.99 USD
- PGC 2019 Helmet (Level 2)
- PGC 2019 Backpack (Level 2)
- PGC 2019 Parachute
- PGC 2019 M416 Weapon Skin – $9.99 USD
- PGC 2019 Dacia Skin – $9.99 USD
PGC 2019 Bundle – $29.99 USD
- All eleven PGC items above
- PGC 2019 “Victory Dance” Emote – $2.99 USD
Throughout the Grand Finals (Nov. 23-24), the PGC pre-show broadcast will begin at 4:30 p.m. PT, followed by the official broadcast at 5 p.m. PT. Fans will be able to purchase tickets when they go on sale today (Oct. 17) at 10 a.m. PDT on Ticketmaster. Fans in attendance can also expect exclusive merchandise, special activities and more to be revealed at a later date.
The PUBG Global Championship brings together the best teams from PUBG Esports leagues around the world, including PUBG Korea League (PKL), North American National PUBG League (NPL), PUBG Europe League (PEL), and the Chinese PUBG Champions League (PCL), among others. The Group Stage will feature 32 teams, with the bottom eight being eliminated over the course of three days. The Semifinal Stage will feature the remaining 24 teams, before eight of them are knocked out. The Grand Finals will have the remaining 16 teams battling it out at the Oakland Arena for two days of competition, six matches each day, before one team walks away as the 2019 PUBG Global Champion.
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About PUBG Corporation
PUBG Corporation, a member of the KRAFTON game union (former Bluehole Inc.), began as Bluehole Ginno Games, Inc. in 2009 and later renamed to PUBG Corporation in 2017. PUBG Corporation is the publisher and developer of the 2017 blockbuster battle royale video game, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), on multiple platforms. Since its release, PUBG has received worldwide acclaim, achieving seven Guinness World Records and winning multiple game awards worldwide.
Headquartered in Korea, PUBG Corporation has multiple operational offices globally across North America, Europe, Japan and China. With the goal of developing PUBG as a global franchise, the company is currently undertaking a number of projects in esports, product licensing, and more. For more information about PUBG, please visit www.pubg.com.