AMSTERDAM, NL - APRIL 29, 2021 - KRAFTON, Inc., the creators of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), has announced details around its next premier esports event, PUBG Continental Series 4 (PCS4). PCS4 consists of four online regional tournaments across Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Asia-Pacific. Sixteen teams from each region will compete for their share of the more than $250,000 USD prize pool (for a total prize pool of over $1,000,000 across all regions).
All PUBG Esports Europe teams, regardless of experience and skill level, will have the opportunity to qualify for PCS4 Europe through regional Open Qualifiers. Sixteen teams will progress from the Open Qualifiers and join eight invited teams at Regional Playoffs – the eight best performing sides will then progress to the Grand Finals where they will face eight of the region’s top teams. More information on how to sign up for the regional Open Qualifiers can be found on the official PUBG Esports Europe site.
Regional Qualifier Events
- Open Qualifiers (not broadcasted), April 29 – May 2
- Regional Playoff Ranking (not broadcasted), May 5 & 6
- Regional Playoff Survival (broadcasted), May 7 & 8
- Regional Playoff Final (broadcasted), May 9
- Open Qualifiers (not broadcasted), May 5 – 8
- Regional Playoff Ranking (not broadcasted), May 12 & 13
- Regional Playoff Survival (broadcasted), May 14 & 15
- Regional Playoff Final (broadcasted), May 16
- Open Qualifiers (not broadcasted), May 12 – 16
- Regional Playoff Ranking (not broadcasted), May 19 & 20
- Regional Playoff Survival (broadcasted), May 21 & 22
- Regional Playoff Final (broadcasted), May 23
PCS4 Europe Grand Finals Schedule
Once the PCS4 Europe qualifier events are complete, fans can look forward to the action culminating at the PCS4 Europe Grand Finals which will take place across three weekends: June 12-13, June 19-20 and June 26-27. Further details will be shared at a later time.
All matches will be shown live on the official PUBG Twitch, YouTube and TikTok channels.
Crowd-Funded Prize Pools Return
The Pick’ Em Challenge is returning for PCS4, which will give fans opportunities to earn in-game rewards by correctly predicting outcomes of each regional tournament. 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 PCS4 items or by watching the tournaments. Thirty percent of revenue generated through the sale of PCS4 items will be added to the overall prize pool. Additional PCS4 Pick ‘Em Challenge details will be announced soon.
Watch: PUBG Esports 2021 Roadmap video
To help fans follow all the action, KRAFTON, Inc. has shared a PUBG Esports Europe 2021 roadmap video, outlining key milestones to look forward to. It is going to be a busy year with PCS4 and PCS5, as well as LAN event PUBG Global Championship (PGC) in November. Further third party events, such as the ESL Masters, are also built into the PUBG Esports ecosystem.
At tournaments throughout 2021 rosters will be competing for PUBG Global Championship Qualification Points which will earn them the right to participate at PGC 2021. PUBG Esports is also introducing the PCS Europe Wildcard - a new qualification system rewarding high-performing teams at selected third party events with fast-track qualification to PCS tournaments.
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KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development teams responsible for various entertainment properties, including PUBG, PUBG: NEW STATE, ELYON, and TERA. The name, which is derived from the word craftsmanship, is an acknowledgement of the company’s never-ending pursuit of innovation and creating engaging experiences. KRAFTON currently consists of PUBG Studio, Striking Distance Studios, Bluehole Studio, and RisingWings. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit www.krafton.com.