FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic is the first major of the season
All of the drop decisions, cross-map sniping, and close-quarters battles are ultimately about pro PUBG teams fighting for a chance to go against even better pro PUBG teams with big prize pools and championships on the line. Today the stakes are raised, as game developers unveil the roadmap for qualifying into the top international competitions in PUBG esports for 2019.
The FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic is the first global event on the calendar and will include 24 teams from around the world when it kicks off on April 16.
At the end of Phase 2, top teams from Europe/Middle East/Africa, North America, Latin America, and Oceania will participate in a second PUBG Classic event. To fill out the field of 16 teams, five will come from North America; five will come from Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Oceania and Latin America will send three teams apiece.
The third PUBG Classic will run after Phase 2 as well, bringing five pro teams from China, four from Korea, three from Southeast Asia, and two each from Japan and Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macau.
Things get serious at the end of the year when 32 teams qualify into the PUBG Global Championship. This total includes four each from China, Korea, North America, and Europe/Middle East/Africa along with 11 more from Southeast Asia, Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macau, Japan, Latin America, and Oceania.
The remaining five seats will be given to the “wild card” regions from PUBG Classics: regions whose teams are successful at PUBG Classic events will send additional teams to the PUBG Global Championship. The FACEIT Global Summit will award three additional PUBG Global Championship slots to the three regions that post the best finishes at the event. The next two PUBG Classics will each award one additional global championship seat to the home region of their respective winning teams.
Between now and the end of the year, the leagues and regional circuits of professional PUBG esports will all have processes for determining which specific teams will qualify. Sustained success throughout 2019 is how the top teams will get to the global championship. It’ll take strong team chemistry and good form to survive the final circle and take the crown.
Stay tuned for more info on the path to the PUBG Global Championship including details of future PUBG Classics and qualification processes for each competitive region.