PGI PUBG $1 Million Charity Showdown Participants Announced - Ninja, Shroud, Dr DisRespect and More - Dexerto

PGI PUBG $1 Million Charity Showdown Participants Announced – Ninja, Shroud, Dr DisRespect and More

Published: 19/Jul/2018 18:35 Updated: 3/Apr/2019 23:02

by Calum Patterson


Watch the PGI PUBG Charity Showdown, live from Berlin!

A $1 million PUBG tournament featuring some of the world’s most popular streamers has been announced, with the likes of Ninja, Shroud and Dr DisRespect all taking part in the ‘charity showdown.’

The charity event will take place at the PGI PUBG Global Invitational in Berlin, which is headlined by the $2 million professional PUBG tournament, with competitors including Team Liquid and Na’Vi.

The streamers in the charity tournament will play in teams alongside professional players for a shot at the massive $600,000 first place prize, which is split between the players and given to a charity of their choice.

The teams haven’t been announced yet, but it is likely the big streamers will be going up against each other with the help of some pro players on their side.

Ninja, although now best known as a Fortnite streamer, previously played PUBG competitively and even won the first ever squads LAN tournament under Luminosity in 2017.

Michael “shroud” Grzesiek was also a former professional player, though he played CS:GO, and has since become recognized as one of the best PUBG players too and the top PUBG streamer.

Full details of the tournament, including how to watch all the action, can be found below, from the official PUBG website.

Hey everyone,

We’ve talked a lot about PGI and the 20 teams that will be competing for their share of the $2 million USD prize pool, but we haven’t talked much about some of the other events happening during the tournament. Today, we’re announcing one of those events, the PGI Charity Showdown!

The PGI Charity Showdown combines some of the biggest streamers from around the world with professional players competing in the tournament. Each squad will face off to earn money for the charity of their choice, with a $1 million USD total prize pool. Featured streamers include Shroud, Ninja, DrDisRespect, Moondye, Rubiu5, Willyrex, Sacriel, and many more!

Prize Money

Top placing teams will evenly split the prize pool for their charities as follows:

  • 1st Place: $600,000 ($150,000 per player)
  • 2nd Place: $300,000 ($75,000 per player)
  • 3rd Place: $100,000 ($25,000 per player)

Watch the event, live from the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany on Friday July 27th at 8am PDT | 17:00 CEST, on all major streaming platforms. For more information on PGI, visit the PGI website and be sure to tune in from July 25-29!

Watch live on these platforms:
Website • Twitch • YouTube • Facebook • Mixer


Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal


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.

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.”

Cheater banned in real time from PUBATTLEGROUNDS

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.