PUBG Corporation unveiled plans for the PUBG Nations Cup, described as a global event taking place in Seoul at the Jangchung Arena from August 9-11 where top PUBG pro players will be selected to represent their respective countries for a $500,000 prize pool.
Overall, a total of 16 teams spanning five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania) will be represented in Seoul with participants from each country selected by their peers or through other country-specific methods. The selection process will produce four all-stars that will be part of a 16-team tournament across three days of competition, with each team playing a total of five matches a day.
“Nations Cup, the first PUBG-hosted global esports event of the year, is the embodiment of international competition, which brings together the top players from around the world to represent their countries,” said Jake Sin, Director of Central Esports for PUBG Corporation. “Nations Cup will close out an exciting summer of PUBG esports and we look forward to continuing that momentum throughout the rest of the year.”
Nations Cup takes place after Phase 2 of the PUBG Esports season, which ends in June, and before the start of Phase 3, which begins in September. It will also be the final global esports event before the 2019 PUBG Global Championship in November.