PUBG Corp. made a big announcement this week as they'll be taking the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Nations Cup to South Korea this August. The event will take place at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul from August 9th-11th, as representatives from several countries will be battling over a $500k prize pool and a chance to hold the Nations Cup. You can read more about the cup and the competition below, as we make our way through Phase 2 of the current year's competition cycle.
A total of 16 teams across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania) will be represented in Seoul, successfully bringing together the world's top PUBG talent to one location. Participants from each country will be selected by their peers or through other country-specific methods. The selection process will produce four all-stars that will be part of a 16 team tournament across three days of competition, with each team playing a total of five matches a day.
"Nations Cup, the first PUBG-hosted global esports event of the year, is the embodiment of international competition, which brings together the top players from around the world to represent their countries," said Jake Sin, Director of Central Esports for PUBG Corporation. "Nations Cup will close out an exciting summer of PUBG esports and we look forward to continuing that momentum throughout the rest of the year."
PUBG Nations Cup is an exclamation point to an exciting summer of PUBG Esports, as the recently announced GLL Grand Slam: PUBG Classic in Stockholm (July 19th-21st) and MET Asia Series: PUBG Classic in Bangkok (July 26th-28th) are set to take place in the weeks leading up to the event. Nations Cup takes place after Phase 2 of the PUBG Esports season, which ends in June, and before the start of Phase 3, which begins in September. It will also be the final global esports event before the 2019 PUBG Global Championship in November.