SANTA MONICA, CALIF. - AUG. 11, 2021 - KRAFTON, Inc., the creators of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, today announced details around its next premier esports event, PUBG Continental Series 5 (PCS5). PCS5 consists of four regional tournaments across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Asia-Pacific. Sixteen teams from each region will compete for their share of more than $250,000 USD (for a total prize pool of more than $1,000,000 USD across all regions).
PCS5 Americas Regional Qualifier Events
Each region will host its own set of qualification events to determine which teams earn the right to compete in the PCS5 Grand Finals. Details related to the Americas - which includes North America and LATAM - qualifier events are outlined below.
- NA and LATAM Open Qualifiers - Aug. 11-18
North America and Latin America will have separate Open Qualifiers, each consisting of three-to-four rounds, depending on the registered number of teams. The top eight teams from each sub-region’s Open Qualifiers will move on to their respective sub-regional Group Stage.
- NA and LATAM Group Stage - Aug. 20-26
North America and Latin America will each have separate Group Stages. Each sub-regional Group Stage will see the top eight teams from the aforementioned Open Qualifiers joined by the top 16 teams from each sub-region’s ESL PUBG Masters: Phase 2 Group Stage as they compete for their share of $25,000 USD. The top six teams from each sub-regional Group Stage will advance to the PCS5 Americas Grand Finals. The seventh through 14th ranked teams from each sub-regional Group Stage will advance to the PCS5 Americas Last Chance Qualifier
- Americas Last Chance Qualifiers - Aug. 28-29
The seventh through 14th place teams from each sub-regional Group Stage (16 teams total) will battle it out for their share of $20,000 USD. The top four teams will advance to the PCS5 Americas Grand Final.
PCS5 Grand Finals Schedule
Once the PCS5 regional qualifier and group stage events are complete, fans can look forward to the action culminating at each region’s PCS5 Grand Final, which is scheduled across three weekends. Fans can tune-in to each PCS5 Grand Final on:
- PCS5 AM: Sept. 16-17 | Sept. 23-24 | Sept. 30-Oct. 1
- PCS5 APAC: Sept. 16-17 | Sept. 23-24 | Sept. 30-Oct. 1
- PCS5 EUROPE: Sept. 18-19 | Sept. 25-26 | Oct. 2-3
- PCS5 ASIA: Sept. 18-19 | Sept. 25-26 | Oct. 2-3
Crowd-Funded Prize Pools Return
The Pick’ Em Challenge is returning for PCS5, which will give fans opportunities to earn in-game rewards by correctly predicting the 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 thematic PCS5 items or by watching the tournaments. Thirty percent of the revenue generated through the sale of PCS5 items will be added to the overall prize pool. Additional PCS5 Pick ‘Em Challenge details will be announced soon.
For the latest information on PUBG Esports, please visit na.pubgesports.com or latam.pubgesports.com and follow the official Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube channels.
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 www.krafton.com.