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Invited teams for PUBG Europe League LAN qualifier announced

Published: 30/Oct/2018 11:52

by Calum Patterson

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15 top esports organizations have been invited to participate in qualifiers for the StarLadder PUBG Europe League, and will contend with teams from open qualifiers for a spot in the €1m league.

Currently, there are open qualifiers ongoing online across three regions, Europe, Middle East and Africa, as aspiring teams vie for a place at the LAN qualifier in Kiev on December 16.

Joining them there will be the 15 invited teams, who are said to have proven themselves at the top level of competitive PUBG, and will be a tougher challenge for the open qualifying teams.

The LAN qualifier will be the final deciding tournament, where 10 teams will advance to the PUBG Europe League (PEL) proper, and another six will enter the tier 2 ‘Contenders’ league.

On October 29, StarLadder revealed the 15 invited teams, boasting big name organizations like Team SoloMid, AVANGAR, G2 Esports and more.

PEL LAN Qualifier invited teams:

  • Team Reciprocity
  • Team SoloMid
  • M19
  • Avangar
  • Alliance
  • Method
  • Penta Sports
  • MOONWOLF
  • o1ne
  • Quantum Bellator Fire
  • TORNADO ENERGY BATTLE
  • Besiktas
  • G2 Esports
  • Galatasaray
  • Oyun Hizmetleri eSports Club

The LAN qualifiers will be played over two stages, held at the Kiev Cybersport Arena. The first stage will see invited teams and teams from open qualifiers split into two groups of 16, and will play 15 rounds of matches.

The top eight from each group will then advance to the final stage, forming a single group of 16 teams. After another 15 rounds of play, the top 10 teams qualify for the PUBG Europe League, with the bottom 6 taking a spot in the Contenders league.

Full details of the format and schedule, and how to sign up to compete in the open qualifiers, can be found here.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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A known cheater in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds managed to get hit by the banhammer while he was streaming live on Twitch, creating a wave of cheers among community members.

The Twitch account under question goes by the name of ‘vesprine,’ but the player himself is widely known in PUBG lobbies and online communities for perpetually making new accounts just to use cheats.

“He keeps resurfacing. Same guy over and over. He tries to join Plausible and gets insta-banned,” Reddit user ‘The-Basic-Bro’ said. “He needs a hardware ban at this point. He legitimately cheats non-stop… He has joined looking for squad groups on Reddit and the last two times I have called him out and disgraced him and had him banned.”

While some players want to see more stringent action taken against the player, PUBG Community Manager who goes by ‘Hawkinz’ did his part to stymie the cheater’s effect on the game.

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PUBG has come a long way since its launch, but hackers have still been a major problem.

During one of his streams, the player had resurfaced to show off more PUBG gameplay supplemented by the use of in-game hacks.

In the middle of his broadcast, he got a notification in PUBG that read: “Restricted Account – Your session will be terminated due to use of hacks.” Though not much has survived the Twitch account since he was banned, a screengrab by user ‘701dirty’ immortalized Hawkinz’s incredible response as the moment played out.

According to 701Dirty, the ban happened shortly after over a hundred people clipped and reported the streamer while he was playing.

“A few hours later over 100 people clipping and (saying) they got one of his accounts,” 701Dirty wrote. “I saw him have two accounts banned after matches and he tried logging into several already banned accounts… crazy.”

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Since its launch, PUBG’s servers have been swarming with hackers that have put a damper on the once-dominant battle royale.

The developers have issued multiple ban waves since the game’s launch in 2017, but are still combating the prevalence of cheaters years later.

Unfortunately, unless more meaningful action against PUBG’s hackers is taken, players like vesprine are going to continue to ruin matches, get banned, then reappear under another name.