PUBG Global Invitational Is Returning In February Next Year

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PUBG announced that they’re bringing back the PUBG Global Invitational, but this time they're calling it the PUBG Global Invitational.S or PGI.S. The tournament is going to start on February 2, 2021, and last for eight weeks until March 28. The tournament is set to be held in South Korea with 32 teams fighting it out for a large share of the $3.5 million prize pool.

The return of this series is a result of the changes made to the PUBG esports scene in 2020. At the onset of the pandemic, it was announced that the PUBG Global Series was postponed. Instead, there was going to be the PUBG Continental Series. During the pandemic, PUBG knew that it had to offer the same amount of fun and excitement while also making sure that competitions be held in a safe manner for everyone, including the staff, fans, and of course, the players.

You’re probably wondering what the S stands for. Well for one, it’s about Survival, which is the core of what Battle Royale is all about. In a post, PUBG said that the S “also represents the new Series format of PGI” adding that when it comes to S, “it’s Supremacy, it’s Showmanship, it’s a global Showdown, and perhaps most importantly, it’s Safety.”

As mentioned, the tournament is going to have 32 teams, all receiving direct invites. Since the actual team list is going to be released at a later date, the best we have right now are the number of teams coming from each particular region. These are:

  • Europe: 7 Teams
  • China: 6 Teams
  • Southeast Asia: 5 Teams
  • North America: 4 Teams
  • South Korea: 4 Teams
  • Latin America: 2 Teams
  • Japan: 2 Teams
  • Chinese Taipei: 2 Teams

The tournament itself is composed of two parts, which are the Weekly Survival and Weekly Final.

In the first week of competition, all teams are going to take part in what’s known as preliminary “Rank Decision” matches. The reason for this is to determine the placement of the teams. The top 16 teams then take part in the first Weekly Survival match.

The Weekly Survival is going to be held for a total of 16 matches during the weekdays in order to choose 16 Chicken Dinner winners. These 16 teams earn prize money and also secure a spot in the Weekly Finals.

The Weekly Finals, in turn, are a series of 10 matches along with a larger amount of prize money offered. Teams earn this cash based on their performance. The team with most prize money at the end of eight weeks is declared the final champion.

PUBG reminded everyone that they are continuing to take important steps to make sure that everyone participating in this tournament can do so without any risk or worry. PUBG said that they want an environment where players and staff can focus on the competition.

PUBG went on to say that they’ve managed to come up with “two weeks of quarantine time into team schedules immediately after they arrive and we’ll be providing various services to help keep everyone comfortable during their isolation.” PUBG assured everyone that they are “following all government guidelines and safety precautions while enacting our own strengthened safety measures wherever possible.”

So what do you think? Excited about this one? What teams do you think will be invited to participate? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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