PUBG Global Championship 2022 – Tournament Overview & Predictions

The PUBG Global Championship 2022 or PGC 2022 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 three weeks between November 1st – 21st. Eventually, one champion will walk away with at least $600,000 in winnings, bragging rights, and multiple Chicken Dinners from the PUBG Global Championship 2022.

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PUBG Global Championship 2022 Tournament Format & Teams

The penultimate competition of the PUBG Esports 2022 season is here. The PUBG Global Championship is set to take place at the Dubai Exhibition Center from Nov. 1 to 20.

Thirty-two teams from around the world will battle it out for the title of world champions and a share of a massive prize pool of over $2 million. Krafton is contributing this much toward the prize pool. This can be further increased by the players, however, by purchasing PGC-themed items with 30 percent of the profits going towards the prize pool. Last year, it shot up to $4.4 million.

This year, Krafton has tied up with the Dubai Esports Festival (DEF) to host the PGC 2022. The event’s final stages, which will take place from Nov. 17 to 20, will be open to a live audience. Ticket sales for the event will go live soon on the DEF website.

Here are the teams in the PGC 2022

The 32 teams have qualified from four different regions. These are the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Asia, and Europe. The champions of the PCS7 in each region have directly qualified for the PGC. The remaining teams from each region have been determined based on qualification points they accumulated across different tournaments.

The 32 teams in the PGC 2022 are as follows:

Europe

  • Question Mark
  • Twisted Minds
  • Entropiq
  • FaZe Clan
  • PolishPower
  • NAVI
  • OVERPEEKERS
  • BBL Esports

Asia

  • NewHappy
  • Petrichor Road
  • 17 Gaming
  • Freecs
  • Tianba Esports
  • Gen.G
  • TYLOO
  • Baegopa
  • Danawa Esports
  • TakeMeAway Gaming
  • Donuts USG
  • Global Esports Xsset
Asia-Pacific

  • Daytrade Gaming
  • Buriram United Esports
  • The Expendables
  • ShuaiGeDui
  • Theerathon Five
  • CERBERUS Esports
Americas

  • Soniqs
  • 22 Esports
  • eUnited
  • Wildcard Gaming
  • YAHO
  • Luminosity Gaming

New format for PUBG Global Championship in 2022

With 32 teams competing across 20 days, the PGC 2022 has a long format to determine the champion of the world. The PGC 2022 has been split into the group stage, winners’ bracket, losers bracket one, losers’ bracket two, grand survival, and the grand final.

Firstly, the 32 teams have been split into two groups of 16 teams each based on their PGC Points in the Group Stage. They will compete across 15 matches in three days (five per day).

PUBG PGC Groups 2022

The top eight teams from each group will advance to the Winners Bracket while the bottom eight will head to the Losers Bracket 1. The teams will then battle across the Winners Bracket and both Losers Brackets to determine 12 of the 16 teams in the Grand Finals.

The remaining four teams will be decided from the Grand Survival. This will be a one-day four-match showdown between 19 teams (12 from the Losers Bracket two and seven from Losers Bracket one) to decide the Grand Finalists.

Grand Finals will take place from Nov. 17 to 20 and will be open to a live audience at the Dubai Esports Festival. Twenty matches will take place across the four days (five matches per day).

PGC 2022 Schedule

Below is the full schedule for PGC 2022 with dates for each phase of the event:

PUBG PGC 2022 Schedule

PGC 2022 Pick’em Challenge

The PGC 2022 Pick’em Challenge will be open from Oct. 26 to Nov. 18. In this, players can purchase PGC items that will contribute to the prize pool or by voting for their favorite teams to gain points and win exciting rewards.

There is a lot up for grabs for the PGC 2022 with EP rewards given to players who can correctly guess the top four teams of the tournaments. These are as follows:

  • Winner of the tournaments: 300,000 EP
  • Second place: 180,000 EP
  • Third place: 60,000 EP
  • Fourth place: 30,000 EP

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Betting on PUBG Global Championship 2022

With nealy 100 matches scheduled, PUBG Betting will spice up your experience while watching the PUBG Global Championship 2022. As weeks pass at the PUBG Global Championship 2022, stay tuned for updates on the PGC 2022 Power Rankings and Group match-ups.

While we are at it, PUBG Betting is our forte, where we got you covered on guides, betting tips, predictions, and Pick’em. As a cherry on top, the curated Esports bookmaker, GG.BET features exclusive betting markets for the PUBG Global Championship 2022.

PUBG matches are battle royale modes, often with sixteen teams per match. Hence, PUBG odds works differently over the traditional two-team matches. Alternatively, our PUBG news segment and upcoming betting predictions are good sources to build your betting slips. Alternatively, there are broadcasts for other languages, or you could also catch the best PUBG streamers commentating on their personal streams too.

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. The event was dominated by Chinese newcomers NewHappy with Europe’s Heroic and Virtus.pro ending up as runner-ups. The 2021 Champions are back for PGC 2022 in a bid to defend their trophy.

Check the toggle box below for a full breakdown of last year’s event.

PUBG Global Championship 2021

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

Rank Decision

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.

PUBG Global Championship 2021 Groups

PGC 2021

Weekly Survival

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.

Week 1

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.

PGC Week 1 Weekly Survival

PUBG PGC 2021

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.

Weekly Finals

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.

Grand Final

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

PUBG Global Championship 2021© Calendar

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.