The best PUBG players on the planet will do battle with a $500,000 prize pool and national pride on the line at the Nations Cup. PUBG Esports announced that the Nations Cup will feature 16 different countries facing off from August 9-11 in Seoul, South Korea.
Participating Countries in Nations Cup
- Chinese Taipei
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States
How the rosters for these teams will be decided has yet to be announced. According to PUBG Esports, “Nations Cup teams will be made up of players selected by their peers or through other country-specific methods.”
Which players get selected for their squads could be quite interesting. Will specific nations favor team chemistry and look to build around a specific roster that already competes together or will they take the four players with the best mechanical skill at the game in hopes that they co-exist?
Early Nations Cup Favorites
Though we have no clue who will be on these teams’ rosters, the Nations Cup is expected to also be considered an All-Star event for PUBG, so we can make some assumptions as to team makeups.
China, Korea and the United States will all enter Nations Cup with absolutely stacked lineups. Each of those countries has a deep pool of talent to pick from in terms of individuals or potentially bringing the bulk of a specific team to represent them.
Finland could certainly bring a competitive team with brothers Samu “Sampty” Kauppinen and Jere “Jempty” Kauppinen forming a tight nucleus to the squad. Then there are teams like Canada and Russia that, though not as deep as other countries, have the building blocks to an incredibly strong team as well.
There are still plenty of questions surrounding the Nations Cup but one that won’t be asked for much longer is; who is the best PUBG Nation in the world?