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PGI 2018 PUBG Global Invitational $2,000,000 Tournament Final Placements

Published: 29/Jul/2018 18:02

by Calum Patterson

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Chinese organization Oh My God (OMG) have been crowned champions of the First Person Perspective tournament to close out the PGI 2018 PUBG Global Invitational in Berlin.

The FPP event boasted half of the $2 million prize pool, with the other half already dished out for the Third Person Perspective event completed on July 26, won by S. Korean team Gen.G Gold.

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There was a break in the action for the professional teams on Friday July 27, as top streamers played in the $1 million Charity Showdown tournament, featuring Ninja, shroud and Dr DisRespect.

But when the teams got back to action for the FPP tournament, there was still another million dollars on the line, with favorites Team Liquid looking to improve upon their second place finish in the TPP event.

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But it wasn’t to be for the top North American side, as they once again came up just short, finishing runners up once again, pipped by another Asian side to the top spot.

OMG, best known for the League of Legends team, came out on top after the first day of matches, and continued their hot run on championship Sunday, to secure first place.

It was still an all around successful weekend for Team Liquid, as well as European team “Welcome to South Georgo”, who took third place in both events.

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PGI 2018 PUBG Global Invitational Final Placements

FPP Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1st Oh My God $400,000
2nd Team Liquid $160,000
3rd Welcome to South Georgo $100,000
4th Na’Vi $60,000
5th Avangar $35,000
6th Ghost Gaming $35,000
7th Honey Badger $20,000
8th Pittsburgh Knights $20,000
9th Gen.G Gold $10,000
10th Refund Gaming $10,000
11th Gen.G Black $10,000
12th Chiefs ESC $10,000
13th Team Gates $5,000
14th Four Angry Men $5,000
15th Crest Windfall $5,000
16th Crest Xanadu $5,000
17th ahq ESC $2,500
18th Savage Esports $2,500
19th Oyun Hizmetleri $2,500
20th MiTH E-Sports $2,500

TPP Final Placements

Place Team Prize
1st Gen.G Gold $400,000
2nd Team Liquid $160,000
3rd Welcome to South Georgo $100,000
4th Oh My God $60,000
5th Pittsburgh Knights $35,000
6th Gen.G Black $35,000
7th MiTH Esports $20,000
8th Ghost Gaming $20,000
9th Chiefs ESC $10,000
10th Na’Vi $10,000
11th Savage Esports $10,000
12th ahq ESC $10,000
13th Four Angry Men $5,000
14th Crest Xanadu $5,000
15th Honey Badger $5,000
16th Avangar $5,000
17th Oyun Hismetleri $2,500
18th Crest Windfall $2,500
19th Refund Faming $2,500
20th Team Gates $2,500
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PUBG Mobile banned in India alongside 100+ China-linked apps

Published: 2/Sep/2020 13:35 Updated: 2/Sep/2020 13:43

by Calum Patterson

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The Indian government has banned PUBG Mobile, one of the most popular mobile games in the country, along with over 100 more apps with links to Chinese publishers.

PUBG Mobile has a touchy history in India specifically. Countless news reports of teens becoming incredibly addicted to the game have filled Indian media for over two year. The game has been blamed for bad exam results, and in some extreme stories, death.

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The controversy around PUBG Mobile in India has prompted calls for the government to ban it in the past, by a student association worried about its effect on education.

On September 2, India’s Interior Ministry banned the game, along with 118 other apps, citing concerns around cybersecurity, as tensions with China rise.

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PUBG Mobile was one of the most popular games on iOS and Android in India.

They said the apps were “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, Defence of India, Security of State and Public Order.”

The move follows India’s previous bans of other Chinese social media apps, including TikTok.

In a statement, the Indian government said: “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside of India. There has been a strong chorus in the public space to take strict action against apps that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of our citizens.”

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Other banned apps, via TechCrunch, include Baidu, WeChat Work, Tencent Weiyun, Rise of Kingdoms, APUS Launcher, Tencent Weiyun, VPN for TikTok, Mobile Taobao, Youko, Sina News and CamCard.

PUBG Mobile is notable though, because of how wildly popular it was in the country. In March 2019, police actually arrested ten students who were playing the game because the game had been banned in that specific region.

“Our team caught these youths red-handed. They were taken into custody after they were found playing the PUBG game,” said Police inspector Rohit Raval at the time.

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