AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 23, 2023 - The Grand Finals for the PUBG EMEA Championship: Spring - an online PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS tournament hosted by KRAFTON, Inc. - will run for three days from 24 - 26 March where 16 of the region’s best rosters will compete for a share of the $100,000 prize pool. The tournament is a chance for the squads to earn PUBG Global Championship (PGC) Points, which will help them secure a place at PGC 2023 later this year. The teams placing first and second in the Grand Finals will also automatically earn places at PUBG Global Series 1 (PGS 1) in April.
The PEC: Spring Grand Finals is the first premier EMEA PUBG Esports event of the year and offers teams a chance to put down their marker for the season ahead. With an increased number of global LAN events coming in 2023 (PGS1, PGS2, and PGC) squads will have more prizes up for grabs but will first need to test their mettle against their regional counterparts and prove that they’re ready to face the best squads in the world.
PEC: Spring Playoff Recap
24 squads entered the Playoffs and 16 have qualified through to the Grand Finals. At the beginning of the season several teams underwent a thorough reshuffle of their rosters and their first results did not disappoint. FUT Esports stormed their way to the top of the leaderboards and are looking very strong going into the finals. FaZe Clan and Digital Athletics are two other notable examples of refreshed rosters that have made it into the Grand Finals.
Other squads like Question Mark, Natus Vincere, and Twisted Minds, who have stuck with their 2022 rosters, have also shown outstanding performances, taking second, third, and fourth place in the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs. Joining them this weekend in the Grand Finals are The Woo, Acend Club, HOWL, BBL Esports, PolishPower, Exalt, FullTilt, mForce, DiNG, and SARVEM ESPORTS.
PEC: Spring Grand Finals Broadcasting Details
Fans will be able to watch every match live on the official PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Twitch and PUBG Esports YouTube channels. Guiding viewers through the action every step of the way will be PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Talents: Sam "Tech Girl" Wright, Marten “Avnqr” Gøth, James “Kaelaris” Carrol, Richard “Saga” Sharples, and Tobias “TheNameIsToby” Wiinblad.
The matches will also be available in Turkish on the official PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS TR YouTube and Twitch channels with Talents: Mustafa "Fanius" Gültekin, Timur "Timurleng" Günay, Arda "Tropik" Bayram, Özgür "root" Alagül, Utku "Utimik" Taşyürek, Buğrahan "Wreckage" Şevke.
Matches will take place on 24 - 25 March at 19:00 CET and on 26 March at 19:00 CEST.
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