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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Developer: Krafton
Release Date: 2017

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'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' (ALL) Details PGI.S $60,000 Survival Tournament

by Rainier on March 4, 2021 @ 8:37 a.m. PST

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds expands the core Battle Royale experience into a highly competitive player vs. player (PvP) game in a vivid open world.

Welcome to the ultimate battle for life and death

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will expand the core Battle Royale experience enjoyed by millions of players into a highly competitive player vs. player (PvP) game in a dynamic open world. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will put up to 64 players on a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown where strategic gameplay is as important as shooting skills. Players will enter a last-man-standing battle where they try to locate weapons, vehicles and supplies in a graphically and tactically rich battleground that eventually forces players into a shrinking safe area as they engage in a tense and spectacular fight to the death.

When the match starts, players have no items or weapons. To progress, they can try to commandeer a vehicle to discover a high-value location, search for weapons or employ other diversified tactics with a goal of being the last man standing. All weapons can be upgraded with attachments such as sights and suppressors and both road and off-road vehicles will be available to players.

Kill or be killed in a fight to be the last man standing.

Krafton shared details on its upcoming PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Survival Tournament - a one off speciality tournament taking place as part of the global LAN/online hybrid esports festival PUBG Global Invitationlas (PGI.S).

The PGI.S Survival Tournament will run for three days from March 5 - 7. A total of 32 teams will be organized into eight groups of four based on their week three performance at PGI.S. The eight rosters with the highest scores from the group matches will advance to the final stages, where they will compete for a place in the final four. Being a speciality tournament, the ruleset has been tweaked to maximize action, with shorter Blue Zones creating faster paced matches which allow more action to be packed into a shorter round. Fans of PUBG esports will be able to follow all of the action live in various languages on the following channels:

The total prize pool for the Survival Tournament is USD $60,000, of which $30,000 is awarded to the winning team - these funds do not contribute to the overall PGI.S ranking as this is a distinct event. KRAFTON, Inc. will once again be holding the Pick’Em Challenge - an event where fans predict the winners of PGI.S matches, including the Survival Tournament, to win in-game prizes. Fans can earn free voting coupons, and purchase PGI.S items, by visiting the in-game esports tab. The in-game esports tab will be open until April 14, and 30% of the PGI.S item sales will be added to the overall PGI.S prize pool. New PGI.S Pick’Em challenge items include: 

  • PGI.S VOTER’S PARACHUTE BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S VOTER’S SLR BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S VOTER’S MOSIN NAGANT BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S VOTER’S SCAR-L BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S VOTER’S MINI14 BUNDLE + (2 voting coupons)
  • PGI.S HYDRODIP WEAPON PACK + (11 voting coupons)

The 32 teams from eight different regions will continue to compete at PGI.S until March 28, where they will fight for a share of the $3.5 million prize money - cash payouts will continue to increase every week.

Key Features:

  • Custom Games: Being implemented after Early Access, this feature will allow select groups of players to create and host their own games with special server configurations, such as the number of players, option to spectate the round, play or set the game as private with password and more. Additional information about custom games will be announced after Early Access launch.
  • Realistic Gunplay: Players use real-world weapons found via supply drops to create an authentic and visceral experience.
  • Massive 8km x 8km World: Players begin as weak survivors and develop into powerful soldiers on a massive, deserted island set in Eastern Europe.
  • Built with Unreal Engine 4: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds utilizes the latest development tools to deliver realistic visuals, animations and gameplay.
  • In-Depth Loot System: Players will uncover a wide variety of weapons, armor, attachments, and much more as they explore – and battle – across the world.
  • Player-Focused Metagame Tools: Leaderboards and statistics plus replays and spectator mode tools are coming after Early Access launch.
  • Loads of Localization: Launching into twelve languages (English, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic) with translations coming directly from the community.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is currently available on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).

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