PUBG announces $500,000 major event in Seoul

PUBG's Icon Alexander Lee · 20 Jun 2019


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PUBG Corporation has announced the Nations Cup, a Seoul invitational with a $500,000 prize pool. The event will go down between August 9 and August 11, and will, according to a PUBG representative, provide, “a chance for one team to claim the title of ‘best in the world.’”

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The tournament will bring together 64 top PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players from 16 countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Vietnam, Brazil, and Australia. Participating players will be “selected by their peers or through other country-specific methods.”

“Each squad’s fighting spirit will earn them kill points, and each squad’s survival instincts will earn placement points,” said a PUBG representative in the announcement video. “Kill and placement points added together will give them a total point score and decide the mightiest PUBG nation.”

Three months into its inaugural season, the National PUBG League has hit some roadblocks, including relatively low average concurrent viewership and criticism over PUBG Corporation’s purported mishandling of the league. As the final international event before Phase Three of the NPL begins, the Nations Cup will look to rejuvenate interest in the league.

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