PGL PUBG Spring Invitational is underway
The PGL PUBG Spring Invitational is now underway. With $100,000 on the line and some of the biggest names in the scene, there’s a lot to get excited for over the weekend. Learn more about the PGL PUBG Spring Invitational, the event format, and which teams are taking part below.
When Does The PGL PUBG Spring Invitational Take Place?
The PGL PUBG Spring Invitational started on March 22 and it will continue all the way through until March 25. The event will feature a total of 16 different teams and the action will be streamed live straight from the PGL Studios in Bucharest. Each day, a total of 4 games will be played, starting at 2 PM EET. Each game will have its own dedicated 1 hour slot, running all of the way up to 6PM. This schedule will continue from March 1 to March 2. All games will be live streamed on Twitch.tv/PGL_PUBG so make sure to tune in there if you’re interested in tuning into the action as it takes place.
How Does The PGL PUBG Spring Invitational Tournament Format Work?
Unlike other esports events, PUBG tournaments don’t usually eliminate teams as the event goes on. Instead, there will be a series of games and teams will be scored based on their overall performance. At the end, the teams will be ranked from 1st to 16th based on scores throughout all games. PGL will use this same format.
What’s great about this is that if there are teams that are struggling to begin with, they’ll still have a chance to claw their way back if they can secure themselves a chicken dinner. This gives fans reason to tune in right until the end, instead of closing down the stream after their favorite team is eliminated.
Whilst the overall excitement and tension for a grand final doesn’t necessarily happen with this format, the overall hype never really has any quiet moments. Teams aren’t just ranked on their overall position in each game, either. Squads get an extra 20 points per kill. So whilst the majority of the points will come from placing high, squads that get more kills earlier in the game could still rank high throughout the tournament.
Which Teams Are Playing?
A total of 16 teams are taking part in the PGL Spring Invitational. ~Four of these teams fought their way to the event via previous online qualifiers, whilst eleven other teams were directly invited to the event.
Below, we’ve provided an overview of the sixteen teams taking part.
- Vitality – Invited
- Team Kinguin – Invited
- TSM – Invited
- Ghost Gaming – Invited
- Snake TC – Invited
- MVP – Invited
- OGN – Invited
- OMG – Invited
- LGD – Invited
- Tainted Minds – Invited
- Sunsister – Invited
- FaZe – Qualified
- Team Secret – Qualified
- EUNITED – Qualified
- SSG – Qualified
- Grubie – Qualified
With a total of $100,000 in the prize pool for the PGL PUBG Spring Invitational and some of the most experienced players taking part, there’s certainly a lot on the line.
Will you be tuning in to the PGL PUBG Spring Invitational over the weekend?