Press release


KRAFTON highlights the PCS5 schedule, participating teams, prize pool, and full Pick‘Em Challenge details


AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - SEP. 17, 2021 - PUBG Esports fans are looking forward to the online tournament PCS5 Europe Grand Finals, which will take place from Sept. 18 until Oct. 3. Sixteen teams from Europe are ready to battle it out for their share of the more than $250,000 regional prize pool. This is the last chance for rosters to earn PGC Points which will help them secure a place at the PUBG Global Championship in Korea in November. Additionally, the winning PCS5 Europe roster will automatically qualify for the event.

The Pick‘em Challenge has returned for PCS5 and gives fans the opportunities to earn in-game rewards by correctly predicting the outcomes during each regional tournament.

  • The PCS5 Pick’em Challenge consists of two distinct events: “Pick The Winner” and “Team Face-Off” which will run until Sept. 30
  • Similar to previous Pick‘em Challenges, fans need voting coupons to “vote” on the outcome they think is most likely. Voting coupons can be obtained by purchasing thematic PCS5 items or by using “codes” that will appear during a PCS5 broadcast.
  • Players who vote and correctly predict the PCS5 Europe results will earn Esports Points (EP), which can be redeemed for additional in-game items. For the “Pick The Winner” event, participants can vote up to 7 times per region and will earn 100,000 EP per correct selection.
  • 30% of net Pick‘em Challenge sales will be both equally distributed among teams and added to the prize pool

The following teams will compete at the Grand Finals:
  • Direct invites: BBL Esports, Digital Athletics, ENCE, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Team Liquid and
  • Progressed from qualifiers: SuperMassive Blaze, Gear Up, Galakticos, Vanir, HEROIC, Hall of Game, Question Mark, Tokyo Manji Gang and EXhalatioN

The PCS5 Europe Grand Finals will take place over three consecutive weekends starting Sept. 18:
  • Sept. 18-19, matches from 18:00 CEST daily
  • Sept. 25-26, matches from 18:00 CEST daily
  • Oct. 2-3, matches from 18:00 CEST daily
Fans can tune in live on Twitch and YouTube where they will be joined by our expert team of talent: Patrick ‘Frosz’ Lu, Lauren ‘pansy’ Scott, Richard ‘Simms’ Simms, Tobias ‘TheNameIsToby’ Wiinblad, Martin ‘Avnqr’ Gøth and James ‘Kaelaris’ Carrol. In addition, Turkish and Russian streams will also be available - full details below.

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About KRAFTON, Inc.

KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, and Dreamotion, each with its own unique expertise.

KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, PUBG: NEW STATE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit