PCS7 Americas Announcement
The developers of PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS have officially announced the seventh season of the PUBG Continental Series online tournament in the American region. The competition will be divided into four parts: open qualifications, regional playoffs, last chance qualification and the grand final.
We’re already more than halfway through the PGC 2022 season, and the upcoming Americas event is the most important yet, as it determines who will qualify for PGC 2022. PUBG Continental Series 7 Americas starts on August 10th, so keep reading to find out all the details and make sure you sign up for the last major PUBG Esports Americas event of the year!
PUBG Continental Series 7 Americas
This event will be broken down into four stages: Open Qualifier, Regional Playoff, Last Chance Qualifier, and the Grand Final.
The Open Qualifier will be held separately for each sub-region (NA & LATAM) and support up to 160 teams. Each round will last 2 days with 6 matches each day (12 total matches per round). Depending on the total number of registered teams, there will be 3 or 4 rounds total. If there are greater than 80 teams who have signed up, we will break down Round 1 into Round 1A (between 80 and 160 teams) and Round 1B (64 teams), with 1 day of 6 matches each. Round 2 and Round 3 will be 2 days of 6 matches each day, regardless of the total number of registered teams.
Dates for Open Qualifier:
- Round 1 – August 10th & 11th
- In case there are >80 teams:
- Round 1A – August 10th
- Round 1B – August 11th
- Round 2 – August 13th & 14th
- Round 3 – August 16th & 17th
Upon completion of Round 3, the top 8 teams from each sub-region will move on to their respective Regional Playoff to compete for a piece of the $25,000 prize pool. There, they will find themselves competing against 16 teams who have been invited based on their performance at ESL PUBG Masters 2022 Phase 2. If for any reason, an invited team does not meet eligibility, roster requirements, or any other rules causing them to lose their spot, that team will be replaced by the next best team from Round 3 that meets the requirements. The 24 teams from the Regional Playoff will be divided into 3 groups of 8. Each group will play the others over the course of a 6-match day, making the Regional Playoff a 3-day event.
Dates for Regional Playoffs:
- Match Day 1 – Group A vs. Group B – Friday, August 19th
- Match Day 2 – Group B vs. Group C – Saturday, August 20th
- Match Day 3 – Group C vs. Group A – Sunday, August 21st
- *Group Matchups are subject to change.
Teams will be ranked on a cumulative SUPER Point Rule leaderboard. The top 6 teams from each Regional Playoff leaderboard will move on to the PUBG Continental Series 7 Americas Grand Final, and the next best 8 teams (7th to 14th place) from each region will come together to compete in the Last Chance Qualifier. The bottom 10 from each region will be eliminated.
The Last Chance Qualifier will be 2 days of 6 matches each and will send the top 4 teams based on the SUPER Point Rule scoring system to the Grand Final. The LCQ will also award a total prize pool of $20,000.
Dates for Last Chance Qualifier:
- Match Day 1 – Saturday, August 27th
- Match Day 2 – Sunday, August 28th
Rules to Note:
The full Rulebook can be found here, and all participants should read and understand the rules fully before participating. However, we wanted to highlight one rule to note – all invited teams to the PUBG Continental Series 7 Americas Regional Playoff are required to maintain at least 50% of their Core Roster from the ESL PUBG Masters Americas 2022 Phase 2. For more information and details on this Rule, please visit the Rulebook.
Grand Final Prize Pool & PGC Points Breakdown
The total Grand Final Prize Pool will consist of $250,000. The details of the breakdown will be revealed soon.
Prize money is great, but the real treasures of this event are the PGC Qualification Points. Collecting these points and being at the top of the PGC Points Leaderboard is the only way for your squad to qualify for PGC 2022 in November. The full point distribution for 2022 can be found below:
The last season of the PUBG Continental Series ended with North American Soniqs winning the competition with a significant lead over their opponents.