PUBG Global Invitational 2018 Preview

PUBG / News / 24 July 2018 — 17:09

Preview of PUBG Global Invitational 2018

This summer's hottest event begins on July 25! We have put together a quick preview of PUBG Global Invitational 2018 with everything you need to know before we head into the tournament.

Road to the LAN finals

Let's start with a little backstory. Qualifying for PUBG Global Invitational 2018 turned out to be a far more difficult challenge for us than for most of the other contenders, the reason being the age restriction the game has in Germany, the host country for PGI. Our ru Dmitrii " Shade1" Roshchin couldn 't participate as a player, so ru Team Unique's ru Evgeniy "iLame_en" Pekhtelev for help, while Shade1 took on the role of an analyst.

With this roster, we entered the qualification battles. Our boys had to give their best to qualify, taking part in a total of 60 maps! We passed several stages, including open and  as well as a . As we inched closer to the coveted PGI 2018 spot, the games became more and more intense. Despite a tough competition, our boys made decent showings, leaving fans with no doubt as to what they are capable of.

Our run through the open qualifiers was relatively smooth. We secured the leading position in a confident fashion and qualified for the next stage even before all games were played. We then were able to prove to be one of the best teams in CIS again, as we topped the standings of the closed qualifier on day 1 and gradually extended the lead.

One of the 20 teams which qualified for the PGI CIS LAN Finals, we to participate in a battle over two spots of the CIS region. Two main favorites, Natus Vincere and eu AVANGAR, were expectedly ahead of everybody else, the only question being who would take home the trophy and prize money. Born to Win and the Kazakh team took turns topping the standings, but it was NAVI who came out on top.

PGI 2018 details

Now the boys will have a more difficult climb - PUBG Global Invitational 2018, the first PUBG major with $ 2,000,000 in prize money, awaits all the best teams. From July 25 to 29, 20 teams from all over the world will fight to see who is worthy of the prestigious title, with the actual competition divided into 2 types. There will be first-person view tournament (July 25-26) and the third person view (July 28-29).

At each of the mini-championships, the participants will play eight map: in TPP mode, the battles will unfold on Erangel, and in FPP - both on Erangel and Miramar. The prize fund of each of the competitions will be $ 900,000. The remaining amount will be distributed among the best players of all matches: MVP of each game will receive $ 10,000. The winners of the additional award will be named based on the number of frags and points for survival.

The place of the international championship was chosen to be Berlin. Organizer of PUBG Global Invitational 2018 - PUBG Corporation company preferred a multifunctional covered stadium “Mercedes Benz Arena”, which can accommodate up to 17,000 visitors.

The participants

For spectators, PGI 2018 will become a truly unique and unforgettable spectacle: without the slightest doubt, Berlin will bring together the most interesting and worthy teams of the competitive scene. Teams representing North America, the CIS, Europe, South-East Asia, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, China, Japan, Latin America, Turkey and Australia will meet for the first time on the battlefield face to face. Given the fact that the prestigious title and a lot of money are at stake, we will see a really first-class PUBG!

The West delegated to Germany not only star teams like ru NAVI and kz AVANGAR, but also no less promising eu Team Liquid, eu Pittsburgh Knights and us Ghost Gaming. We are sure, for fans of this discipline, these names are not an empty phrase, these teams can and must contest the highest places. It is still unclear what to expect from the representatives of the eastern scene: there is too much gap between the two major divisions, so we will have to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of opponents on the go.

Participating teams

eu Made in Thailand
ru ahq e-Sports Club
eu Oh My God
ru Four Angry Men
eu Chiefs Esports Club
ru Oyun Hizmetleri eSports
eu Refund Gaming
eu Team Gates
eu Ghost Gaming
eu Honey Badger Nation
ru Crest Gaming Windfall
eu Crest Gaming Xanadu
eu Welcome to South George
eu Pittsburgh Knights
eu Team Liquid 
eu Savage Esports 
eu Gen.G Gold 
eu Gen.G Black 

As it has been repeatedly emphasized, in the final stage of PUBG Global Invitational 2018 only eight matches will be played in each of the modes, so the results can be sensational. Very soon we will see the games featuring the Born to Win - the path of ru Natus Vincere is going to be a hard one. We wish good luck to the guys and believe that their efforts will not be in vain. The support of the loyal fans is very important for the team! #gonavi