UPDATE: According to PUBG Corp, the “bugged” grenade was actually a missed grenade.
Fans and casters were left bewildered when what should have been a ridiculous 1v2 from shroud, was spoiled by a glitchy grenade that didn’t kill two enemies despite landing directly on top of them.
Playing at the PGI 2018 PUBG Charity Showdown, shroud was one of many top streamers taking part in the $1 million event in the name of charity, as PUBG shows off its potential to be a major esport.
But, as PUBG creator Brendan Greene admitted himself, the game is not quite ready for esports just yet, with a number of gameplay issues needing resolved.
Shroud’s mystery grenade is the pick of the bunch however, as the sense of anti-climax as the grenade failed to do any damage whatsoever was palpable, ruining what should have been a highlight reel play.
After taking out British professional player, Alex “vard” Gouge, with an insane shot from distance – the kind shroud is known for on his live stream – he lobbed his grenade perfectly on to the rooftop where vard’s teammate was attempting to revive him.
The grenade lands perfectly at the feet of both players, and should have easily earned shroud the double kill, but instead it simply lets of a measly cloud of smoke, not killing either player.
The casting duo are left speechless, and the crowd is completely hushed by the absurdity of the moment, another reminder that despite the success of PGI 2018 PUBG as an event, the game itself still has its flaws.
The conclusion to the event will be played over Saturday July 28 – Sunday 29, with the professional teams back in action competing for another $1 million, in the first person perspective tournament.
You can keep up with all the action at PGI 2018 PUBG Global Invitational in Berlin on our dedicated coverage hub.