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PUBG has revealed new details on the 2019 North American pro league

Published: 16/Nov/2018 21:07 Updated: 16/Nov/2018 21:36

by Wyatt Donigan

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With the 2019 PUBG season set to begin in January, all the details for the North American league have finally been revealed. 

The full schedule for the 2019 season was announced on November 6, but we now have all the details for the North American league going into Phase 1.

Prior to the start of the first Phase, 32 teams will compete in preseason matches starting on January 7 to determine which teams will play in the National PUBG League (NPL) and which will be slotted into the COntenders tier (NPLC).

An online qualifier will be held from December 11 to December 16, with the top 24 teams receiving invites to the preseason tournament. The remaining eight preseason teams will be comprised of direct invites that have yet to be determined.

Once the dust settles in the preseason, the top 16 teams will advance into the NPL, while the other 16 teams will compete in the NPLC.

PUBGThe upcoming season will culminate with the 2019 World Championship in November.

As the season progresses, the bottom six teams from the NPL at the end of each phase will have to fight against the top 10 teams from the NPLC in a relegation tournament, with the surviving six teams moving into the NPL for the start of the next phase.

The PUBG Esports Team has stated that this system of relegation and promotion is a “constant check and balance ensures that the best of the best are always representing the NPL and that teams who train hard won’t have to wait until a completely new season to show they can play with the big dogs.”

These 32 teams will all be fighting for a spot a the $2 million World Championship next Fall.

Every step of the season will have a unique prize pool, with each phase having $200,000 up for grabs and the preseason having $100,000 at stake.

While the NPL official rules are still in the process of being finalized, the preseason will use the same settings used in the PUBG Europe League qualifiers.

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Blatant PUBG cheater gets banned by a dev live on Twitch

Published: 22/Nov/2020 0:33

by Alan Bernal

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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.

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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.”

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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.