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PUBG Is Getting Its First Big Esports Tournament

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PUBG Is Getting Its First Big Esports Tournament

Are you a skilled PUBG player looking to earn some cash? You might want to start practicing a little more now, because there’s a new PUBG tournament on the horizon in the form of the PUBG Global Invitational 2018, which is being held this summer in Berlin. The tournament will have a whopping $2 million prize pool, which will be up for grabs among 20 different teams. The Invitational will actually have two champions at that, including one for first-person perspective and another winner for third-person, so if you’re better at one than you are another, that should be a relief.

This isn’t the first PUBG tournament of all time, but it’s certainly the largest. The prize pool is quite large when compared to the 2017 Gamescom Invitiational, which had $350,000 going out to winners. The esports arena for PUBG is still a relatively new concept, though it’s going to quickly expand if Fortnite’s success within the same realm is anything to go off of. Previously, Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene had mentioned that he was wanting esports to act as a bigger component of PUBG in general, and this is all part of that grand scheme.

It looks like there’s going to be more to come from here, but this is a massive start for PUBG in terms of competitive events, especially if it continues to be as successful as it has been in the past.

Brittany Vincent is the former News Editor at Twinfinite. She's been covering video games, anime and tech for over a decade for publications like Otaku USA, G4, Maxim, Engadget, Playboy and more. Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, she’s a freelancer who survives on surrealism and ultraviolence. When she’s not writing, watching anime or gaming, she’s searching for the perfect successor to visual novel Saya no Uta.

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