Press release


Rosters from eight regions will battle it out for a share of the $60,000 USD prize pot

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - 4 MARCH, 2021 Today KRAFTON, Inc., responsible for entertainment properties such as PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), shared details on its upcoming Survival Tournament - a one off speciality tournament taking place as part of the global LAN/online hybrid esports festival PUBG GLOBAL INVITATIONAL.S (PGI.S).
The PGI.S Survival Tournament will run for three days from March 5 - 7. A total of 32 teams will be organized into eight groups of four based on their week three performance at PGI.S. The eight rosters with the highest scores from the group matches will advance to the final stages, where they will compete for a place in the final four. Being a speciality tournament, the ruleset has been tweaked to maximize action, with shorter Blue Zones creating faster paced matches which allow more action to be packed into a shorter round. Fans of PUBG esports will be able to follow all of the action live in various languages on the following channels:

The total prize pool for the Survival Tournament is USD $60,000, of which $30,000 is awarded to the winning team - these funds do not contribute to the overall PGI.S ranking as this is a distinct event. KRAFTON, Inc. will once again be holding the Pick’Em Challenge - an event where fans predict the winners of PGI.S matches, including the Survival Tournament, to win in-game prizes. Fans can earn free voting coupons, and purchase PGI.S items, by visiting the in-game esports tab. The in-game esports tab will be open until April 14, and 30% of the PGI.S item sales will be added to the overall PGI.S prize pool. New PGI.S Pick’Em challenge items include:
  • PGI.S VOTER’S PARACHUTE BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S VOTER’S SLR BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S VOTER’S MOSIN NAGANT BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S VOTER’S SCAR-L BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S VOTER’S MINI14 BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S HYDRODIP WEAPON PACK + (11 voting coupons)

The 32 teams from eight different regions will continue to compete at PGI.S until March 28, where they will fight for a share of the $3.5 million prize money - cash payouts will continue to increase every week.

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About KRAFTON, Inc.

KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development teams responsible for various entertainment properties, including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, 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