PUBG just announced the launch of their updated website and the new structure for their competitive season. With this announcement comes big changes and to help you navigate it, we’ve broken down what you need to know!
PUBG has created a global tournament structure that has integrated the regional circuits in with the global schedule. They’ve broken their 2019 year into phases which are broken up with Multi-Regional Events, a Global Event, an All-Star Game, and will finish with a Global Championship.
There are three phases that divide up the 2019 season. Phase 1 started at the end of January and runs until March; Phase 2 commences at the beginning of May and will conclude in June; and the final phase, Phase 3 will begin half-way through August and will conclude mid-October. During these phases, each region will have schedule matches that are unique to their region. For example, the NPL (North American PUBG League) has matches on Friday, Saturday and Tuesday during Phase One. Teams will compete during Week 1, 2, and 3 but then there will be an NPL Royale on February 22nd.
As of right now, PUBG has the North American site up and running with usable data but PUBG China and Chinese Taipei are not working. The PKL, PEL and PJS are also up but some are missing data. As the newly released this initiative, we imagine there will be a small rollout for all the regional website.
NPL (North America)
TBD (Chinese Taipei)
There will also be a pro circuit that will feature tournaments for Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Oceania.
PUBG Esports Ruleset
To alleviate any misunderstandings about rules, PUBG has created a universal governing body called SUPER (the Standard and Universal PUBG Esports Ruleset). Each team will consist of four players with a total of sixteen squads competing on either Erangel or Miramar and will be limited to using the first-person mode only.
SUPER has a ten-page document that highlights all the rules, the drop table, Point matrix, scoring rules, and code of conduct for all players around the world. This document sets a new standard for esports as it not only holds the players accountable but it also allows the community to hold players and teams accountable. Allowing the global audience to understand the rules and regulations of competitive PUBG opens up a global dialogue and holds everyone accountable for calling out misconducts.
What’s promising to see on the SUPER document is the inclusion of a “Betting and Gambling” section as well as a “Profanity and Hate Speech” section. The inclusion of not just one section on profanity and hate speech also signifies that PUBG is serious about maintaining a supportive and inclusive competitive scene.
This 2019 season of PUBG is sure to be promising now that they’ve created regional websites to highlight players and teams and any relevant news as well as giving the public the SUPER document that outlines the code of conduct, scoring rules and so much more. Up until now, we haven’t had an esports scene yet that has been so transparent with their fans – we’ve only had tournament organizers release their code of conduct documents.
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