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PUBG Global Championship semifinal match plagued by vehicle bug

Published: 18/Nov/2019 5:15

by Andrew Amos


The PUBG Global Championship has been plagued by a vehicle bug that almost cost North American team The Rumblers a spot in the grand final after one of their players was catapulted to their death.

The PUBG Global Championship is the biggest event on the game’s pro schedule every year. With over $3 million in prize money on offer, and the title of being the best PUBG team in the world, there’s a lot to fight for.

32 teams were dwindled down to 24 for the semi finals, with only 16 teams being sent to the grand final on November 23. One of those teams were The Rumblers, who weren’t even supposed to be here only qualifying after a team were forced to pull out due to visa issues. 

That hasn’t stopped them from showing up and proving their worth with some excellent performances. They were having a day to forget on Day 2 of the semis, however, sitting at the bottom of the lobby with 11 points, when their luck seemed to give out completely and they suffered a major set-back with a game-breaking bug.

Twitter: PUBGEsportsThe Rumblers have shown up at the PUBG Global Championship despite all odds being against them.

The North American squad was prepping during their Miramar game, looting around Hacienda during their first phase rotation. Alex ‘CherryPoppins’ Penner was leading the pack, but as he crashed into a building to go inside and loot, he was flung into the air.

CherryPoppins ended up dying to fall damage from plummeting out of the vehicle and was cleaned up by Argentinian team WClick on the ground. His teammate Agron ‘Waldoe’ Jashari was then caught out without CherryPoppins in a 1v3, while Lari-Pekka ‘LosHD’ Hopiavori flew in late to try and assist.

Waldoe managed to trade back a kill before going down but all three of them ended up going down in the scramble, leaving the struggling squad with only one member left for the rest of the map.

CherryPoppins was obviously disgruntled with the bug, calling out PUBG over such a big glitch impacting such a big game.

“Imagine experiencing a massive bug that cost you a fight in a tournament that’s worth over three million dollars,” he said.

The lobby could have possibly been remade, because CherryPoppins’ death was the first of the game and only eight minutes have passed. However, the admins didn’t call on such a ruling, leaving the Rumblers to reminisce and lick their wounds.

The Rumblers finished up the semi-finals with 65 points, sitting in 7th in their group. It was enough to secure a top 16 placing to progress to the final, so CherryPoppins and the rest of the crew will have a chance to fight back next weekend.

The PUBG Global Championship grand final will take place in Oakland, California on November 23 and 24. 

Final results of PUBG Global Championship 2019 semi finals

Placing Team Points
1 Lazarus 106
2 QM Gaming 97
3 Four Angry Men 96
4 Team SoloMid 86
5 Global Esports Xsset 82
6 VC Gaming 79
7 WClick 75
8 Gen.G 74
9 Tempo Storm 74
10 CJ Entus Force 73
11 CJ Entus Ace 69
12 Natus Vincere 67
13 Genesis 65
14 The Rumblers 65
15 T1 62
16 FaZe Clan 60
17 AHQ e-Sports Club 55
18 RED Canids 53
19 Afreeca Freecs Fatal 52
20 Ghost Gaming 49
21 Sting Divine Esports 49
22 SunSister 47
23 Vendetta 45
24 Infantry Clan 39



PUBG Mobile 1.2 patch notes: Runic Power mode, Metro Exodus chapter, new FAMAS, more

Published: 12/Jan/2021 17:19

by James Busby


PUBG Mobile is kicking off the new year with the 1.2 update, which brings plenty of new and exciting changes to the game. If you wish to get the lowdown on the Runic Power Mode, then be sure to check out the patch notes below.

PUBG Mobile has just rolled out its next big update which includes the new Runic Power Mode, which gives players special powers they can use to defeat the competition. There’s also the addition of the Metro Exodus collaboration and the new FAMAS Rifle. Aside from all the new content, there are also a number of bug fixes and other performance improvements. 

There’s certainly plenty of content for PUBG Mobile players to get stuck into, so make sure you read all the game’s latest patch notes below before queuing up for that next adrenaline-fueled match. 

PUBG patch 1.2 notes

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The Runic Power mode will let you live out your superhero dreams.

Runic Power mode 

PUBG Mobile’s latest game mode allows players to get access to special powers. Choose from three Runes, then collect Rune fragments, and use them to aid you in your fight to become the final winner on the battlefield. 

Runic Power gameplay 

  • Players will choose their Rune energy type on Spawn Island. You will need to choose to bring either the Flame Rune, Arctic Rune, or Wind Rune into the current match.
  • After selecting a rune, you will get 2 skills. The first skill summons an object, and the second skill gives you a boost. Using these skills consumes Rune energy.
  • Rune energy can be obtained in matches.

Rune Abilities

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These unique powers could give you the edge needed to grab a win.

Flame Rune:

  • Summon skill – Summons a wheel of flame that rolls forward slowly, dealing burn damage to enemy players it touches.
  • Boost skill – Adds a burning effect to your Ammo for a short time.

Arctic Rune:

  • Summon skill – Summons an ice wall. Each block of the ice wall can be destroyed separately. When the ice wall appears, it will lift up players or vehicles directly above them.
  • Boost skill – Adds a freezing effect to Ammo for a short time. Freezing reduces the effectiveness of healing.

Wind Rune:

  • Summon skill – Summons a semi-transparent shield of wind that reduces the damage of bullets shot from outside the shield.
  • Boost skill – Increases your movement and reload speed.

New Firearm

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The FAMAS has an incredibly fast rate of fire.


  • A new assault rifle that uses 5.56mm Ammo. It can be loaded with 25 rounds, has the fastest Rate of Fire among rifles, and is outstanding in close range firefights.
  • The FAMAS can be equipped with a Muzzle (Rifles), Scope, and Mag (Rifles). There is no foregrip, but it comes with its own bipod that reduces recoil when shooting with it in a prone position.
  • Only appears in the Livik Classic Battle Royale map.

Power Armor Mode 

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This new high-tech Power Armor could be the key to success.

The new Power Armor mode launches in EvoGround on February 5. New high-tech Power Armor has been created on Livik. To create your own set of   Power Armor you must bring Nano Crystals and an Armor Blueprint to the Matrix Base. 

You will have 2 additional chances to respawn yourself or your teammates during a match. Matrix Events will also be available for you to participate in during each match.


  • Teammates can be respawned at research stations. All players can respawn twice. You can choose to respawn yourself or your teammates during a match. Players respawn with basic equipment.

Power Armor

  • Power Armor Chest Piece: Reduces chest damage and increases backpack capacity.
  • Power Armor Arm Piece: Reduces arm damage and increases melee damage.
  • Power Armor Leg Piece: Reduces leg damage and fall damage. Gives a quick dash ability.
  • Assembling the full Power Armor set unlocks its ultimate weapon, the Dragon’s Breath Grenade.

Matrix Events

  • Matrix Event 1: Improved regional supply output.
  • Matrix Event 2: Multiple Matrix airdrops and significantly increased supplies in each airdrop.
  • Matrix Event 3: Life Detectors in research stations are activated and can be used to detect surrounding players.

Metro Royale: Honor Chapter

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Fans of the Metro series will want to take part in this event.
  • Metro Royale: Honor will be available after the game is updated. In keeping with the Season tradition, at the start of a new chapter, your rankings and inventory in Metro Royale will be reset. Fame and NPC Favorability, however, will be retained.
  • New rewards will be available in the latest chapter. Accumulate Honor to get voice packs, outfits, and other permanent rewards!
  • Added new weekly rankings, including Loot and Elimination Rankings.
  • Improved enemy AI from Steel Front and the Cobras to make them more intelligent and challenging.

Make sure you check out the rest of the patch notes on PUBG Mobile’s official site to see all the latest performance fixes.