PUBG Changes the Tournament Format of PGC 2021

Some changes.
Some changes. PUBG

In a few days, battle royale fans worldwide will finally see the PUBG Global Championship 2021. A total of 32 teams are going to fight for five weeks to see who is the victor and take a large share of the $2 million prize pool.

Today, we’re taking a look at some of the changes implemented before the competition starts.

Tournament Format

Let’s start with the tournament format and for this year, it’s going to be a LAN/online hybrid tournament like the PGI.S. In particular:

  • Five teams from CHINA are joining online.
  • All other invited teams participate in person in Korea.

One of the reasons for this change is the visa issues faced by some teams from China. To ensure that they can participate, all Chinese teams will play in their very own arena. The arenas in both China and Korea will have the same setups to guarantee an equal environment for everyone.

Reserve Player

Teams that are part of this year’s tournament can get additional Reserve Players through these rules:

  • Based on the player roster submitted during PCS5, teams with 4 or fewer players can register a maximum of 1 additional player as a Reserve Player.
  • Reserve Players cannot replace the empty player slot of those who have failed to acquire a visa.
  • The Reserve Player is a substitute player for emergencies. Reserve players can only be utilized if an existing player is unable to participate in the match.
    • These cases may include:
      • If a player is confirmed COVID-19 positive and needs to be isolated.
      • If a player suffers from a physical injury making them unable to participate.
      • If officials rule that another reason is severe enough to warrant a swap.

New Team Joining

Another change in the tournament is that a team from the APAC region won’t be able to join. It’s Unicorn Phoenix Da Nang and the reason is difficulty in getting a visa. Taking their place is another team from Vietnam, GameHome Ha Dong.

Read more about the announcement here.

PUBG is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, Android, and iOS.

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