In its attempt to ensure the success of PUBG as an esports, PUBG Corp has announced a new European tournament. PUBG Corp and Starladder will host first European PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS professional league starting from January 2018.
The European league will be just one stop in the ‘Global League’ plans for PUBG Corp. The game will have seasons and each season’s winner will be decided after a tournament between the top teams from each region. So the European division will be feeding the best teams to the top of the scene.
The European PUBG Professional League will have three phases of matches. The three phases are equally divided into multiple months stretching till October 2019.
A special LAN venue, all expenses paid by PUBG
The tournament will be held at one venue in Europe where the top teams will compete in a LAN environment. The game developer will pay all the expenses of travel as well as accommodation for the players. In addition to this, PUBG Corp will also be supporting the teams via revenue sharing.
Taking the next step in our five-year plan, the PUBG Europe League brings more consistency with regular matches from professional teams, bringing an increase in competitive matches for the fans and players of PUBG to get excited for and watch. The more matches on offer from the league will ensure teams are enhancing their skills and strategy over the course of the season, to result in matches with even more grandeur.
Alex Nam, Head of EMEA Business
The PUBG esports model is quite different from that of other games. They will feature promotion and relegation essentially paving way for the best teams to be able to qualify and play in the World Finals. PUBG Professional League will not have a franchise model which is quite common in other games like Overwatch and league of Legends.
The qualifiers for the PUBG Professional League will start in October and continue till December 2018.