PUBG Global Championship 2021 – Tournament Overview & Predictions
The PUBG Global Championship 2021 or PGC 2021 is the talk of the town for PUBG fans and battle royale enjoyers alike. It’s a gathering of powerhouses from every region, whose motive lies only in winning juicy Chicken Dinners.
The championship is set to last five-week-long from November 19 to December 19. Eventually, one champion will walk away with $600,000 in winnings, bragging rights, and multiple Chicken Dinners from the PUBG Global Championship 2021.
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PUBG Global Championship 2021 Teams
The PGC 2021 brought the best from four regions to compete in the tournament. Every region will gather to play in Studio Paradise of Incheon, South Korea, except for Chinese teams who shall play online.
- Europe: Virtus.pro, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Team Liquid, Team Unique, Heroic, ENCE, and BBL Esports
- Asia:Gen.G, NewHappy, ENTER FORCE.36, Global Esports Xsset, Petrichor Road, Multi Circle Gaming, Danawa e-sports, 17 Gaming, GHIBLI Esports, MaD Clan, GNL ESPORTS, and KaiXin Esports
- Asia Pacific: Buriram United Esports, Bao Nam United, Attack All Around, GameHome Esports, ArkAngel Predator, and FURY
- Americas: Oath Gaming, KPI Gaming, Susquehanna Soniqs, TSM, Dignitas, and Spacestation Gaming
PUBG Global Championship 2021 Tournament Format
The PGC 2021 features an elaborate tournament format, distributed into six stages. The PUBG Global Championship 2021 kicks off with the Rank Decision stage, which serves to determine which sixteen of the thirty-two teams will share in the first Weekly Survival stage. The teams are drawn out in 4 groups and play a single round robin between all groups.
The Weekly Survival stage is as its name suggests, the stakes do matter for the participants. Here the “Winner Winner Chicken Dinner” or WWCD format sets a more serious tone for teams. Teams must win one match from the sixteen matches played across three days to proceed to the Weekly Finals. When a team becomes a winner, he will be exempted from Weekly Survival for other candidates to compete for the remaining slots.
The sixteen teams that will start the first weekly survival have been selected. Sixteen matches will be played starting on the 23rd of November to determine the first batch of teams heading into the first weekly finals. Once the first team claims a chicken dinner, they are automatically promoted to the Weekly Finals, while the #17th team in the rankings joins the next match lobby. The process is repeat until 16 teams have won a Chiken Dinner and the list for weekly finals is complete. Sadly Dignitas was the team with the lowest rank in the Rank Decision matches, and they will miss out on the first Weekly Final.
Bottom 16 (for losers only)
It’s not the end of the road for the bottom sixteen performers as they are delegated to the Bottom 16 Stage, where Points Rule is once again applied. Teams play this stage, accumulating points to be seeded in seventeenth to thirty-first places for the next Weekly Survival.
Teams that made it into Weekly Finals shall play ten matches in a similar Points Rule fashion. However, there is an exception, where the winner of each Weekly Finals advances to the Grand Finals (three teams total).
The top nine teams with the highest total points earned across three weeks of Weekly Finals also advance to the Grand Final.
Grand Survival (for Weekly Finals losers only)
Whereas the remaining teams will participate in Grand Survival, where teams who win one of the four Grand Survival matches shall fill the rest of the Grand Final spots.
Finally, the sixteen qualified teams will compete in a fifteen-match tournament over three days. The Grand Final standings based on Point Rule will determine the Grand Champion of PGC 2021. The Point Rule format promotes consistency and puts participants outside their comfort zone.
Effectively deterring one-trick ponies from pulling off any flukes at the grand PUBG Global Championship 2021.
PGC 2021 Schedule
The entire PGC 2021 spans across five weeks, so here are the important dates for every stage:
- Rank Decision – November 19-21
- Weekly Survival 1 – November 23-25
- Weekly Final 1 – Nov 27-28
- Bottom Sixteen 1 – November 29
- Weekly Survival 2 – November 30-December 2
- Weekly Final 2 – December 4-5
- Bottom Sixteen 1 – December 6
- Weekly Survival 3 – December 7-9
- Weekly Final 3 – December 11-12
- Grand Survival – December 16
- Grand Final – December 17-19
PGC 2021 Favorites
There are several teams considered favorites even amongst the strongest teams at PGC 2021.
First up, Virtus.pro, the iconic Russian bears are the most celebrated team in Europe. Garnering fame and glory as of the PUBG Continental Series 5: Europe champions recently, VP’s achievements date further back to ESL PUBG Masters 2021 Europe Summer and PUBG Continental Series 4: Europe (PCS). Let’s not forget FaZe Clan, who was the reigning champion in Europe till the year 2020. While they have fallen off slightly recently, FaZe Clan fans are eagerly waiting for their resurgence.
Hailing from America is a bigger fish than any other regional favorite, Susquehanna Soniqs. Their biggest achievement was the recent PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021 title, earning them the spot among favorites. Additionally, Oath Gaming, another NA rival, are the proclaimed rookies of the year after finding success throughout the PUBG Continental Series: Americas tournaments. Both teams bring two different styles of play, and seeking to provide Americas is the still the best region in competitive PUBG.
Then we got the PGC defending champions, Gen.G Esports re-joining the fray. The former 2019 champ won the PGC series when the first-place victory was worth $2 million. While it has been two years since Gen.G Esports was at their prime, they still has some of the best PUBG players in the world. We shouldn’t forget Petrichor Road and MultiCirle Gaming from China, as two teams with insane firepower behind their rosters.
Lastly, Asia Pacific’s notable candidate Buriram United Esports has been the plight of teams at every international competition with their careless and aggressive playstyle.
The rest of the league aren’t shabby teams either. After all, we have the 32 best teams in the world in attendance. It’s wise to keep an eye on any potentially strong candidate after the Weekly Survival stage concludes.
Betting on PUBG Global Championship 2021
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Predictions & Pick’ems
Check with our Esports News section, or this page before Weekly Final matches kick off, for betting predictions and pick’ems coming into Week 1.
PUBG Global Championship History
The PUBG Global Championship series dates back to the year 2019, making this its third anniversary for PUBG Esports fans to celebrate. The former 2019 champ and first runner-up was Gen.G Esports and FaZe Clan respectively.
However, the PUBG Global Championship 2020 never really happened due to the pandemic prohibiting LAN tournaments. Nevertheless, PUBG introduced the PUBG Continental Series, which is essentially regional leagues to sustain the PUBG Esports scene.
With the pandemic subsiding, the PUBG Global Invitational.S 2021 returns with bigger anticipation and spirit. Notably, because there are formidable teams from every PUBG Continental Series, aching to face stronger rivals. The first PUBG LAN event concluded with Susquehanna Soniqs’ victory, followed by Zenith E-Sports’ first runner-up win. Then, the PUBG Continental Series continued for the rest of the year 2021, setting up regional favorites for their Winter battle. The PUBG Global Championship 2021 has come a long way since its two-year-long hiatus, but various events and leagues by PUBG have kept the fanbase alive and well.
Hence, let the PUBG Global Championship 2021 be the great clash of titans before the year ends.