PUBG Corp. and StarLadder are expanding their presence on the eSports scene with the launch of the first professional league for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in Europe.
The total annual prize pool of the PUBG Europe League (PEL) and the Challengers League will be € 1,000,000. Starting in January 2019, PEL will become part of a global e-sports system in which teams from PEL will have the opportunity to go to international tournaments at the end of the season, where the best Teams from each region will fight each other for the season title.
The league will consist of three phases in the 2019 season. Throughout the season, the 16 teams of the PUBG Europe League will play in a specially designed Battle Royale LAN studio in one of the European capitals. PUBG Corp. will take on the living expenses and transfer of the teams that take part in the PEL, as well as share with the teams a part of the proceeds from the League.
The opener league for beginners will be divided into three regions: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa. The League of Challengers for higher-level teams will unite the whole of Europe. Teams will have the opportunity to get into the top division through special qualifying tournaments, which will be held at the end of each phase.