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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

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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.

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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.

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

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Schedule

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

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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:

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PGI PUBG $2 Million Global Invitational – Live Standings

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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
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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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