AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 16, 2022 - The Grand Finals for the PUBG GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2022 (PGC 2022) - an in-person PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS tournament hosted by KRAFTON, Inc. - will run for four consecutive days from 17 - 20 November. Sixteen rosters made up of the best teams in PUBG Esports will compete in 20 matches for their share of a $2,000,000 prize pool and a chance to be crowned PGC 2022 champions. The Grand Finals will be held in front of a live audience in the Dubai Exhibition Center.
The 32 best PUBG Esports teams from around the world have been competing for the last two weeks for a spot in the PGC 2022 Grand Finals. After the Group Stage, Winners and Losers Brackets and the gruelling Grand Survival, here are the top 16 teams that have made it to the Grand Finals:
- Europe: Natus Vincere, Twisted Minds, Question Mark, OVERPEEKERS, FaZe Clan, Entropiq
- Asia: 17GAMING, KWANGDONG FREECS , Danawa e-sports, TakeMeAway Gaming
- Americas: eUnited, Yaho, Wildcard Gaming
- APAC: Daytrade Gaming, The Expendables, CERBERUS Esports
Six out of eight teams from Europe qualified for the Grand Finals.
Natus Vincere have had the strongest showing of any Europe team so far. After a dominant victory in the Group Stage, they went on to secure a narrow victory in the Winners Bracket, beating out APAC’s Daytrade Gaming by just 2 points! NAVI has always been known as one of the strongest European teams but to come first in both the Group Stage and Winners Bracket is unprecedented and arguably sets them up as potential favorites to win the tournament outright.
Right behind Natus Vincere are Twisted Minds who have qualified to the Grand Finals following a fifth place finish in both the Group Stage and Winners Bracket. Throughout the year, the team has garnered a reputation for being Europe’s most consistently high-placing team and the trend seems to have continued thus far at PGC 2022.
After their impressive PUBG Continental Series 7 (PCS7) victory, Question Mark qualified in the Group Stage with a respectable seventh place but were subsequently knocked out of the Winners Bracket. Just when it seemed like the team was faltering, the squad made a dramatic comeback and dominated Losers Bracket 2 with a first place finish and gained a well-earned spot in the Grand Finals.
OVERPEEKERS and FaZe Clan followed a somewhat similar trajectory towards the Grand Finals - after a mixed bag of successes and failures through the Group Stage and the Brackets Stages, they dominated matches 2 and 3 of the Grand Survival respectively and clinched the last few spots to the Grand Finals.
Winning PCS6 but failing to qualify for PCS7, Entropiq were in dire need of a redemption story coming into PGC, and they certainly got it in the end. Their spot at the Grand Finals was very uncertain right until the very last moments of the last match in the Grand Survival. But the team managed to overcome the odds, securing the last spot in the Grand Finals.
Fans will be able to watch every match live on the official PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Twitch and PUBG: Esports YouTube channels.
Describing the action every step of the way will be PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Talents: Steven "Toffees" Pierce, Martin "Avnqr" Gøth, Tobias "TheNameIsToby" Wiinblad, Mike "Porosaurus" Navarro, Sam "Tech Girl" Wright, Matt "Matrym" Oates, Clinton "Paperthin" Bader.
Starting at 14:00 CET daily, matches will take place from 17 - 20 November. For broadcasts in other languages, please see the relevant blog post.
More information on PUBG Esports is available at www.pubgesports.eu and on the official social media channels: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and TikTok.
Further assets and press releases are available on the official PUBG Esports press room.
PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS - Update 20.2
PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 20.2 is out now on PC (coming to consoles Nov. 17) and includes a collaboration with the global superstar soccer player Neymar Jr.
Objects like billboards, building decorations, soccer balls and care packages with Neymar Jr. are added to every map in the game. Update 20.2 also includes a series of adjustments to the game’s map rotation, vehicle spawn rates and more.
More information on PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS is available at emea.battlegrounds.pubg.com and on official social media channels: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, TikTok.
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