PGI.S point system format wil stay for 2021 season
PUBG Corporation has redesigned the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds tournament system: the universal "S.U.P.E.R." format that was used at every official event last year will be replaced in 2021 with the so-called WWCD (Winner Winner Chicken Dinner) format that viewers saw during the past PUBG Global Invitational championship in South Korea.
For the majority of PUBG Esports so far, we’ve followed the Standard and Universal PUBG Esports Ruleset "S.U.P.E.R" with very few changes or deviations. During PGI.S, we adjusted the tournament format to place more importance on winning matches. Our overall goal with these changes was to bring back the intensity and accomplishment of being the last team standing, which has always been the heart of Battle Royale. We saw tons of excitement surrounding the Chicken Dinner focused matches and a new level of performance from our pro teams when they had a singular goal to focus on. With that in mind, we are making some changes to the winner decision method of our SUPER point system.
Here’s what will be changing in 2021:
Proposed SUPER Changes
- The winner of the match is the team who wins the Chicken Dinner
- The winning team of the Series will be determined by the number of Chicken Dinners won
> In the event of a tie, total kills earned during the series will be used as a tiebreaker
We want the Chicken Dinner to mean something again since currently the winner is not always clear due to complicated score tallying, and this new system will ensure that a winner is determined as a match concludes. The moment of excitement should be when the game is won, not when the scoreboard pops up. These changes will take effect when PCS4 begins in June, however some regional preliminary matches will use different systems in order to give teams more time to prepare for the change.
As with everything, we’d love to hear your feedback on the new system once PCS4 wraps up. The current point system has served us well for a long time and definitely has legitimacy as an esports scoring system, we’d just like to get to a point where playing PUBG and watching PUBG Esports both evoke the same feelings without having to learn the teams you’re watching have different goals than your squads do.
Thanks for all the love and support you’ve shown PUBG Esports, especially during this last, very difficult year due to the pandemic. Your passion and excitement have helped us continue to put out fun and competitive esports events despite all the difficulties.
Here’s to another great year of PUBG Esports and we’ll see you all at PCS4!