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First major PUBG tournament launches this summer with $2m prize pool on the line

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Global Invitational set to take place this year in Berlin, Germany

Taking its first major steps into the world of esports, PUBG Corp. has this week announced the PUBG Global Invitational 2018 set to take place in just three months.

This will be the first major tournament hosted by PUBG Corp., although the game has featured in several major esports tournaments in the past, including IEM Oakland, DreamHack, and Gamescom Invitational.

Speaking with GamesIndustry.biz last year at Gamescom, PUBG creative director Brendan Greene said he was in no hurry to make the game a leading esport, and would be taking "baby steps" towards his ambition.

PGI 2018 will see 20 top professional teams from around the world compete for a $2 million prize pool during the five day event which runs from July 25 to July 29, hosted in Berlin, Germany.

"The PGI 2018 is a landmark moment for PUBG Corp. as a showcase of the potential of PUBG esports," said CEO Changhan Kim.

"The team at PUBG Corp. is working tirelessly to ensure that the PGI 2018 exemplifies the pinnacle of PUBG competition and brings to life all of the excitement, tension and exhilaration of the highest level of PUBG play, not only to the fans attending the PGI 2018, but also those watching at home."

Teams will be selected via regional qualifying tournaments hosted in North America, Europe, and Asia in early July.

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