Royale weekend in the National PUBG League
The OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, California will once again seat all the NPL teams as they take a respite from the league play. NPL and NPL Contenders teams alike will go at one another in a large scale “Royale” event that doesn’t impact the league standings. Glory and reputation are on the line.
On May 25th two groups of 16 teams will hot-drop into 8 consecutive games with the best performers qualifying for the finals coming the following day. On the 26th the top 8 teams from each of the groups advance to the final 6 games of The Royale and a shot at $40,000.
With too many teams aiming for the prize pool, let us take a look at 3 teams with the best chance of going haywire at the Royale.
First off, Cloud 9 is on everyone’s mind when we talk big kills and intense play. Even though the team is at #5 position in the NPL currently, they are only 4 kills behind standings leaders Tempo Storm. In a scenario where Contenders teams are in the mix and the “skill” level drops, Cloud 9 is poised to rack up massive points throughout the Group stage and move all the way.
Talking about the standings leaders, both Tempo Storm and Soniqs on the Contenders side seem like they mean business. Tempo Storm wants to keep the legacy of being the top NPL team regardless of which Phase of the season we are in, while the Soniqs are building their case for moving up to the big boys’ club. The NPL Royale is just the place to showcase their prowess.
This is also our predicted Top 3 after the event: 1st Cloud9, 2nd Tempo Storm, 3rd Soniqs.
The previous week in the NPL went all over the place, with surprising performances by teams Spacestation Gaming and Rumblers clutching some key games and showing solid performances. This newfound vigor among the mid-tier NPL teams might messy up things further at the NPL Royale.
Time will tell.
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All the action in from the NPL Royale weekend starts at 2:00PM PT on May 25th. The standard NPL Schedule continues on June 1st.
Meanwhile, on the European side of things NaVi and G2 absolutely smashed Week 1 of the PEL and are the current standings leaders. We mentioned Natus Vincere being the biggest winner in the rest period as they completed a roster overhaul. It seems to be working well for the organization as they picked up 98 points in the opener. The biggest surprise is still G2 as they netted magnificent 108 points and secured top spot in the standings. Amazing fragging seems to have that effect.
We will know how the ball drops in the PEL after Week 2 completes. The teams will be heading to Pochinki this Friday at 17:00 CEST.