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PGI PUBG Global Invitational $2 Million Tournament – Stream, Schedule, Standings and More

Published: 25/Jul/2018 19:01 Updated: 29/Jul/2018 13:51

by Calum Patterson


The first major international tournament organized by PUBG Corp. is going down in Berlin, Germany, with 20 of the best teams from around the world competing for a massive prize pool.

Held in the Mercedez-Benz arena, the event will be played over five days, July 25 – 29, with a special Charity Showdown also being held on Friday 27, featuring some big name streamers.

For the professional players, this is one of the largest prize pools they will ever have challenged for, but they will have to take on competition on the global stage.

Teams from Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, Japan and Korea will all be descending on Berlin for a shot at the cash prize and to be crowned the first ever PUBG world champions.

The event will be streamed live on PUBG’s official Twitch channel.

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All teams will play at the same time, in typical PUBG tournament fashion, with a total four matches played per day.

If unfamiliar, there is essentially two separate tournaments, third person and first person.

The first two days of competition will be played in third person mode exclusively, before switching to first person for the final two days, when the champion will be crowned.

You can find the live tournament standings on the PGI PUBG official website:

PGI PUBG $2 Million Global Invitational – Live Standings

Broadcast Talent

Prize Pool

The $2 million prize pool will be split evenly between the two tournaments (third person and first person), so this prize pool applies twice, once for each mode.

Place Prize
1st $400,000
2nd $160,000
3rd $100,000
4th $60,000
5th $35,000
6th $35,000
7th $20,000
8th $20,000
9th $10,000
10th $10,000
11th $10,000
12th $10,000
13th $5,000
14th $5,000
15th $5,000
16th $5,000
17th $2,500
18th $2,500
19th $2,500
20th $2,500

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.