The largest PUBG event of the year is here! The PUBG Global Championship is a month-long tournament that brings together 32 best teams from around the globe to compete for its $2,000,000 (+crowdfunding) prize pool and for the title of 2021 World Champion.
Having many similarities to PGI.S earlier this year, PGC also takes place on LAN in Incheon, South Korea and has a fairly similar tournament structure with Rank Decision, Weekly Survivals, Bottom 16’s, and Weekly Finals. However, contrary to PGI.S, the winner won’t be based on the Prize Money Standings.
Instead, this time all the focus goes into the deciding Grand Finals weekend. For a team to earn the spot in the Grand Finals, they either need to win one of the three Weekly Finals, be one of the Top 9 teams with the highest overall points from the Weekly Finals, or win one of the four rounds of the last-effort Grand Survival.
Then, it all culminates on the final weekend as the winner of the Grand Finals will be declared the World Champion of the 2021 Season!
- Rank Decision (Points Rule)
- During Week 1 all teams are split into four groups of 8 as they will compete to determine their starting placement
- 6 matches per team/day in a round-robin
- Top 16 start in the 1st Weekly Survival
- 17th-31st will be put on a waitlist for the 1st Weekly Survival
- 32nd is instantly eliminated from Weekly Survival and is placed into Bottom 16 Stage
- Weekly Survival (WWCD Rule)
- 16 Matches will be held during weekdays to select 16 Chicken Dinner winners
- When a team wins a match, the team qualifies for the Weekly Finals and will stop their Weekly Survival run. They are replaced by the next ranked team from the Opening Weekend
- The process repeats until 16 different teams have qualified for Weekly Finals
- Bottom 16 Stage (Points Rule)
- All teams that did not qualify for Weekly Finals + 32nd in each week compete in this stage
- This stage is used to seed teams in 17th-31st for the next Weekly Survival
- 32nd in each week also instantly eliminated from Weekly Survival and is placed into the following week's Bottom 16
- Weekly Finals (Points Rule)
- 10 matches
- Results from this stage are used to seed teams in 1st-16th for the next Weekly Survival
- Winner of each Weekly Finals advance to the Grand Finals
- Top 9 teams with the highest total points earned in Weekly Finals also advance to Grand Finals
- Total points qualification spots are increased if there is a repeat winner in Weekly Finals
- Grand Survival (WWCD Rule)
- 4 matches
- Teams in 13th-31st of total points compete in this stage
- 32nd in total points is instantly eliminated from Grand Survival
- Winner of each match advance to the Grand Finals
- Grand Finals (Points Rule)
- 15 matches
- The winner of the Grand Finals will be declared the World Champion of the 2021 Season