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Hello PUBG Esports fans!
The PUBG Continental Series 1(PCS1) is right around the corner and begins its journey from APAC on June 25! We’re providing English broadcasts as well as multiple other languages with the best PUBG Esports talent and casters for all the matches around the world.
PCS1 Global Feed (English)
Where to watch:
PCS1 APAC Broadcasting Schedules & Channels
PCS1 ASIA Broadcasting Schedules & Channels
PCS1 NORTH AMERICA Broadcasting Schedules & Channels
PCS1 EUROPE Broadcasting Schedules & Channels
Hello, PUBG Esports fans!
With the PUBG Continental Series 1 (PCS 1), the 2020 global PUBG Esports event to name each region’s best teams is also welcoming the return of the Pick’em Challenge.
The Pick’Em Challenge, first introduced during the PUBG Global Championship (PGC) 2019, offers a chance to win special items by successfully predicting the winner.
Availability of PCS 1 items
After the completion of the live server maintenance day on Jun. 17, 2020 – 5 p.m. on Jul. 2, 2020 (KST)
After the completion of the live server maintenance day on Jun. 17, 2020 – 6 p.m. on Jul. 2, 2020 (KST)
Availability of special items in the Esports Shop with Esports Points (EPs):
11 am July 7, 2020 – 9 am July 22, 2020 (KST)
Twenty-five percent of the revenue from PCS 1 items will be equally distributed among the four regional events. Exactly 12.5% of the 25% will go to the prize pool, and the other 12.5% will be allocated evenly to all participating teams.
This new Pick’Em Challenge for PCS 1 returns with bigger rewards and more fun, together with the Esports Shop and other line-ups of events. Check out the details below and FAQs and don’t miss out on your chance to get special PCS 1 items!
Introducing, PUBG Esports Shop!
Starting with PCS 1, the Esports Shop is opening as an in-game space for PUBG Esports fans. You can use the shop and claim the final rewards and items from the Pick’Em Challenge with Esports Points. You can earn EPs by winning the games provided in the Pick’Em Challenge.
Improved Pick’Em Challenge Event
There are two types of Pick’Em Challenges for PCS 1, and you can earn EPs by participating in the event.
1. Predict the champion of each region!
In the main game of the Pick’Em Challenge, you can predict the champion of each region with your voting coupon. If you purchase PCS 1 items, you can get up to six coupons. Also, you can have a chance to get one additional voting coupon for free while watching live broadcasts. You cannot vote for the same team twice, and you can only vote once for each team.
List of the PCS 1 items:
If you win the game to predict the champions, you will get 100,000 EPs that can be used at the Esports Shop in each region. For example, if you successfully predict the champion of one region, you will be awarded 100,000 EPs, and if you predict the champion of all regions, you can get a total of 400,000 EPs.
2. Who is better?
We have one more game that allows players to acquire EPs by successfully predicting which team will finish with the higher rank.
This game can be played for free even if you don’t have voting coupons. You will get 2,000 EPs for each team if you win the game. For example, if you successfully predict the result of all rivals in one region, you will get 16,000 EPs. That said, if you win the game for every rival match in all regions, you can get a total of 64,000 EPs.
Pick’Em Challenge Event FAQ
Q. How can I obtain the voting coupon?
A. There are two ways you can obtain the voting coupon.
Q. Where can I vote?
A. Go to the Esports Tab > Pick’Em Challenge Event Tab in-game to cast a vote.
Q. Where can I see the status of voting coupons I own?
A. Go to the Esports Tab > Pick’Em Challenge Event Tab to see the status of the voting coupons you own.
Q. What happens if I get a refund after I have already voted?
A. Once you refund the item after you have already voted, the vote will be invalid.
Q. Is the number of voting coupons allowed different according to the PCS 1 item?
A. You will get one voting coupon per PCS 1 item. The maximum number of voting coupons that a player can get by purchasing an item is a total of 7 coupons, including one free voting coupon that is provided if you watch the tournament.
Q. What happens if I have the voting coupon, but the voting period has ended?
A. If the voting period has ended, you cannot vote anymore. The vote will disappear as soon as the voting period ends.
Q. Can I vote again for the same team?
A. You can only vote once for each team. If you have many voting coupons, you may vote for other teams as well.
Q. What do I get as a reward?
If you successfully predict the champion in the two types of Pick’Em Challenge games introduced above, you will earn the new Esports Points (EP). With the EPs obtained, you can obtain the final reward of the Pick’Em Challenge under PCS 1 at the Esports Shop.
Q. When do I get the Esports Points (EP)?
A. The EP is provided starting from July 6 after PCS 1 ends. You can use the points at the shops from July 6 until 6 p.m. on July 22 (KST). If you don’t get them, please contact Customer Support at http://pubg.com/support for further inquiries.
Q. Will I continue to have the EPs even if I don’t use all of the points that I gained from this Pick’Em Challenge?
A. The EP you obtained from the Pick’Em Challenge under the PCS 1 will remain until July 22, 2020 and it will disappear after that.
Q. Can I trade the items that I purchased with EP at the Steam store?
A. The items purchased using EP can be traded at the Steam Community Market beginning at 3 p.m. (KST) on July 22, 2020.
Q. Can I trade PCS 1 items that I bought in the store?
A. You cannot trade PCS 1 items in the store.
Q. Where can I see the information on which teams are competing at PCS 1?
A. You can find information about teams, their players, real-time standings, etc. on the Esports tab in the PC in-game lobby.
Q. On which platform is the Pick’Em Challenge held?
A. This time, Pick’Em Challenge is held on PC and console. Please see above for the detailed schedule.
Update 7.3 is now available on PC Live Servers and brings a variety of new changes to the Battlegrounds. Read the full patch notes here.
First up, C4 is a brand new tool in your siege arsenal. With a delayed timer and a powerful shockwave that can damage and kill enemies, even through walls and cover, C4 is the explosive you need to quickly make your enemies flee their fortified buildings and scatter into your sights.
Vehicle balance has gotten a big change as well. Damaged vehicles will now have a delay before they explode, giving you a short window to bail out before the boom. In addition, damage to most vehicles is now mitigated when not hitting vital areas.
Other changes include some improvements to Vikendi terrain and train lines, the return of the parachute follow feature, an increase in spike trap length, and the updated Esports tab, bringing you schedules and information for the upcoming PCS1 tournament and the return of the Pick’Em Challenge.
Update 7.3 is live now, so drop in and check out everything new!
Our first Ranked Season has been an exciting time for us here and it’s great to see so many people enjoy this new way to play PUBG. With just about a month left to go in the inaugural season, it’s time to talk about next season’s schedule and of course, rewards.
Upcoming Ranked Season Schedule
Season 7 was our first official Ranked Season and, due to some last minute changes needed, it was a little shorter than we’d initially planned. Going forward, future seasons will begin with the start of each new season and end once servers go into maintenance to begin the next season.
Requirements for Earning Rewards
Performance based rewards go hand in hand with Ranked gameplay. Once the season ends, you will receive rewards excuse to players in that season, based on the highest tier you were able to achieve.
The first milestone comes from simply completing your ranked placement matches in any ranked queue and rewards you an emblem for your PUBG ID.
The bulk of the rewards are reserved for players who achieve at least the Gold V tier in any ranked queue and include special Season 7 Ranked skins.
How do I get my rewards?
All rewards you earned from Season 7 Ranked will be sent to your account automatically once the season ends. This may take a little time due to the volume of rewards being sent out, but we expect the vast majority of rewards to be delivered within a few days of the season ending.
Season 7 Ranked Mode Rewards
Now onto the good stuff! There are two different categories of rewards depending on what you were able to accomplish in Season 7.
Here is what you’ll earn:
Season 7 Tier Emblem
An emblem matching your highest Season 7 Ranked tier.The top 500 players in each region will be given a special TOP 500 emblem to commemorate their outstanding achievement.
Exclusive Season 7 Skins
Players who reach Gold V tier or higher will be granted the Season 7 Ranked Motorcycle and Parachute skins!
One small update, we’d previously announced Nameplate rewards for your PUBG ID as well, but have now decided to excluded them from seasonal rewards.
We’ve made the decision to to overhaul the PUBG ID system to be more attractive and useful for players both in the menus and on the Battlegrounds. This will affect how nameplates work, so we’re removing them from the rewards list for now.
Season 7 Ranked is quickly coming to an end, but there’s still plenty of time to grind out that RP and secure your rewards before we kick off Season 8.
Happy hunting and see you on the Battlegrounds!
– The PUBG Dev Team
Hello PUBG Esports fans!
The PUBG Continental Series 1 (PCS1) begins next week! With Qualifiers over and the Charity Showdowns complete, all four regions are ready to rumble in the PCS1!
PCS1 will be held across four regions from June 25 to July 5, including:
While the total combined prize pool for these regional tournaments is $800,000, each tournament will have a prize pool of $200,000. Plus, 25% of all PCS1 sales items profits will be applied to the additional prize pool.
The PCS1 prize pool consists of:
Here are your PCS1 Finalists across all four regions!
PUBG CONTINENTAL SERIES 1 APAC
PCS 1 APAC Schedule
Week 1: June 25, 27 @ 5pm ICT / 3am PDT / 12pm CEST / 7pm KST
Week 2: July 2, 4 @ 5pm ICT / 3am PDT / 12pm CEST / 7pm KST
PCS 1 APAC Participating Teams
Eagle 365, Victim Rise
Astra, Carnage Esports, FURY
Buriram United Esports, Daytrade Gaming, Golden Cat, MSC THEERATHON, QConfirm
Cerberus Esports, DIC Gaming, Divine Esports, Gearbox, Maoggy Esports
For more details of the event, please check out each regional official PUBG channel.
PUBG CONTINENTAL SERIES 1 ASIA
PCS 1 ASIA Schedule
Week 1: June 26, 28 @ 7pm KST / 5pm ICT / 3am PDT / 12pm CEST
Week 2: July 3, 5 @ 7pm KST / 5pm ICT / 3am PDT / 12pm CEST
PCS 1 ASIA Participating Teams
Four Angry Men, Infantry, Luminous Stars Gaming, LYG Gaming, RushB Gaming, Tianba
Global Esports Xsset, Team Curson
Crest Gaming Xanadu, ELEMENT.36
Element Mystic, Gen.G, Griffin, OGN Entus, Team Quadro, VSG
For more details of the event, please check out each regional official PUBG channel.
PUBG CONTINENTAL SERIES 1 NORTH AMERICA
PCS 1 NORTH AMERICA Schedule
Week 1: June 25, 26 @ 4pm PDT / June 26, 27 @ 1am CEST / 8am KST / 6am ICT
Week 2: July 2, 3 @ 4pm PDT / July 3, 4 @ 1am CEST / 8am KST / 6am ICT
PCS 1 NORTH AMERICA Participating Teams
303 Esports, Any Trolls in Chat, Comets, Elus1ve, Exodus, Fabled, Houston Hardshifts, Illusion, Liberate, Oath Gaming, Radiance, Shoot To Kill, Soniqs, Tactical 8, Wildcard Gaming, Zenith Esports
For more details, please check out na.pubgesports.com.
PUBG CONTINENTAL SERIES 1 EUROPE
PCS 1 EUROPE Schedule
Week 1: June 27, 28 @ 6pm CEST / 11pm ICT / 9am PDT / June 28, 29 @ 1am KST
Week 2: July 4, 5 @ 6pm CEST / 11pm ICT / 9am PDT / July 5, 6 @ 1am KST
PCS 1 EUROPE Participating Teams
ENCE, FaZe Clan, Natus Vincere, Northern Lights, Omaken Sports, Team Liquid, Tempus, Tornado Energy, TSM, The Nuclear Penguins, Unity, Gamefraym, Redline, With Potential, Blaze Esports, Istanbul Wild Cats
For more details, please check out pubgesports.eu.
Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on the biggest and best PUBG pro teams battling for the crown!
Update 7.3 is now live.
For changes this update, we focused on some survivability improvements to vehicles, a new explosive tool on the Battlegrounds, some quality of life improvements when parachuting and more!
The full patch notes are below, so let’s get right into it.
Season 7 Vehicle BalanceVehicles are crucial tools on the Battlegrounds, and for a while now there’s been some frustration around dying instantly when your vehicle explodes. This patch seeks to add some more realistic survivability to how vehicles take damage and gives players a small window to bail out before the final explosion takes place.
Explosion Mechanic Changes
Vehicle Damage Changes
New Throwable: C4
C4 is an interesting and powerful new tool that gives players new ways to strategically flush out timid opponents. With a massive 25 meter effective radius and damage that can penetrate cover, you’ll be wanting to run away when you hear this beeping brick of boom. A quick note about C4, we don’t intend this to be just another throwable. It has a pretty short range, but can be used to cut off enemy entry into a building or new zone, or as mentioned above can force enemies out of their safe positions.
Good luck and try not to blow yourself up!
Spike traps aren’t quite as effective as we hoped, so we’re increasing their length by 50% to make those trapped choke points more difficult to get around.
Vikendi Loot Balance
Parachute Follow Feature
Added parachute follow back to normal matches to help teammates land together.
This feature was temporarily removed after its addition in Update 6.2 due to some technical issues which have now been resolved.
The new menu will include an overview, standings, and the next Pick’Em Challenge. The menu will be available through July, so be sure to stop back often to check out what’s happening with PCS1 and PUBG Esports!
Stay tuned for another announcement on everything you need to know about the Pick’Em Challenge.
For everything PUBG Esports, head over to pubgesports.com, or hit the PCS1 logo in the esports tab for an easy shortcut when you’re in-game.
Train System ImprovementWe’re glad so many of you are enjoying the updated Vikendi!
To help put more focus on the train system, we’ve added another line, additional stops, and some visual and audio improvements to let you know when your trains arrive and depart. We’ve added some more DMRs and some scenery changes to end out the season as well.
Train Line Adjustments
Survivor Pass: Cold FrontWe’re nearing the end of Survivor Pass: Cold Front, so complete those missions, unlock rewards and spend your remaining your coupons.
Ranked ModeThere are lot of questions when the Ranked season end and what rewards are available. We’ll be sharing more details on rewards closer towards the end of the season.
Map selection ratio adjustment
Sanhok Ratio Decreased
Please keep the feedback coming on this.
Custom MatchObserving UI improvement
Custom Match List Overhaul
Skins & Items
The replay system has been updated. Replay files from previous updates are now unavailable for use.
Last month, we released update 7.2, which brought the long-awaited Ranked Mode to the Battlegrounds.
While we were expecting some cheaters to emerge in this mode, we’d hoped our new safeguards such as SMS verification would help prevent it. Unfortunately, this did not have the effect we’d hoped for and additional countermeasures will now have to be added.
Ranked games depend heavily on the reliability of the service, so today we’d like to talk about what we’re doing to improve our anti-cheat safeguards and increase our ban intensity.
If these measures still do not have the impact we expect, we have other measures we are ready to introduce, including increased ban durations against repetitive wrongdoers and raising the entry bar for Ranked mode to make it more difficult for cheaters with new accounts to re-enter Ranked Mode.
We’re thrilled so many of you are loving Ranked Mode and we hate cheaters just as much as you do. As long as there is money to be made from these cheat programs, the problem will never stop, but we’re dedicated to fighting this issue as fiercely as we can. We want the same thing you do, a fair and fun environment where you can show off your skills and see where you stand in Battlegrounds history.
The PUBG Free Play Weekend kicks off today, giving everybody the chance to play PUBG for the next 4 days completely free! On top of the free time, players who choose to purchase the game this weekend can do so at a 50% discount. Here’s what you can expect from the event:
Free Play Weekend & 50% Off Event
With recent major updates to our maps and the all-new Ranked Mode, now’s the best time to drop in and try the game that defined the Battle Royale genre. Already own PUBG? Grab some friends who have yet to take the plunge and treat your new squad to a free chicken dinner.
Promotions like this usually come with some questions, so we’ve prepared a short FAQ to answer what we can so you can focus on getting into the game and having fun with your friends.
We’ll see you on the Battlegrounds!
How long does the event last?
Is any of the content restricted or unavailable to free players?
Will earned rewards be any different for free players?
Can free weekend players redeem codes for in-game items?
Will my progress and rewards be saved if I choose to purchase the game later?
As safety measures surrounding COVID-19 continue to keep people in their homes, the #PlayApartTogether message remains just as important. To further support this industry wide initiative, we're running a PUBG Free Play Weekend on Steam!
From June 4th 17:00 UTC until June 8th 17:00 UTC, you and your friends can try out PUBG at no cost.
Even better, the game will be available for purchase at a discount of 50% off so you can continue your Battlegrounds journey and work towards the all-new ranked mode! We know these times are difficult, but keeping yourself and others safe during this pandemic is important.
We hope you enjoy your free time in PUBG and we'll see you on the Battlegrounds!
As the PUBG Continental Series (PCS) Charity Showdown comes to a close across Asia, APAC, North America, and Europe, we wanted to take this moment and thank all of our fans, players, and teams for helping us create a strong start to the 2020 PUBG Esports’ competitive calendar.
Four teams reigned supreme, with DivisionX Gaming (APAC), Tianba Gaming(ASIA), Oath Gaming (North America), and Northern Lights (Europe) taking the crown in their respective territories. In addition to their own winnings, a promised donation of $400,000 USD will be split evenly and given to each winning teams' charity of choice to aid in COVID-19 relief.
Additional donations from our amazing PUBG Esports fans will also be donated along with this. We will provide the result of donations with the upcoming announcement.
As previously announced, fans can look forward to two additional PCS tournaments held across Asia, APAC, North American, and Europe. Today, we’re happy to reveal that the names for these upcoming events are PUBG Continental Series 1 (PCS 1) and PUBG Continental Series 2 (PCS 2). For more details around the both PCS events, please find more details below.
PCS 1 and PCS 2 OverviewPUBG Esports fans can set their dates and look forward to PCS 1 in June and PCS 2 in August. Just like the PCS Charity Showdown, PCS 1 and PCS 2 will be held across four different regions: APAC, Asia, North America, and Europe. Each of the tournaments will be conducted using with the same overall format and ruleset.
Each regional event will feature a total of 16 participating teams, all of which must secure seeds through their regional qualifiers. For more detailed information around the regional qualifiers, please refer to each region’s announcement.
Fans can look forward to four days of intense competition over the course of two weeks. Each day will feature five matches across Erangel and Miramar.
Players will be battling it out for their share of each regional event’s $200,000 USD prize pool. The stakes will grow even higher as the Pick’Em Challenge returns. Taking the framework of the Pick’Em Challenge from last year’s PUBG Global Championship 2019 (PGC 2019), we look to offer another way to provide more loot for our participating teams and fans.
PCS 1 will take place from June 25 to July 5.
The schedule for each of the regional events are as follows::
The full schedule for PCS 2 will be announced at a future date.
PCS 1 Pick’Em Challenge
Hot off last year’s success during PGC 2019, the Pick’Em Challenge returns as a revenue sharing method for our pro teams to take part in during each of the upcoming regional PCS events.
From June 17 to July 2 (KST), the PCS 1 Pick’Em Challenge will give PC fans a chance to guess which team will reign supreme at each of the regional events. We're also happy to announce that our console players will be able to participate in the Pick'Em Challenge this year from June 23 to July 2( KST).
If your pick wins, you’ll get the opportunity to take home some champion level loot. While we’ll announce specifics on how to participate at a later date, we’re excited to give you a high-level overview of the program and a sneak peek at some golden loot.
Similar to last year’s PGC 19 Pick’Em Challenge, PCS 1 will include exclusive items that will be sold in-game. The items will be revealed at a later date, but 25% of the profits will be distributed back to pro teams across the four regions. 12.5% of the profits will be added to each of the regional prize pools, while the remaining 12.5% will be distributed equally amongst the participating teams.
Finally, please see below for a concept image of the items you can obtain through the PCS 1 Pick’Em Challenge.
We’re looking forward to extending the momentum built from the success of the PCS Charity Showdown by creating unique and interesting viewing experiences for PCS 1 and PCS 2. Thanks again for making our inaugural events a success and we look forward to announcing more details around both PCS 1 and Pick’Em Challenge.