Battle Royale games are continuing to settle into the esports ecosystem by the day, so it would make sense that one of the bigger ones is going to get a high-profile tournament later this year. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will offer one of the ultimate tournaments this year, with 20 teams gather in Berlin, Germany to duke it out for a $2 million prize pool.
According to Polygon, PUBG Corp will bring the PUBG Global Invitational 2018 to Berlin from July 25-29. Teams will qualify by taking part in regional tournaments across North America, Europe, and Asia.
This will be one of biggest PUBG tournaments to date, with PUBG having previously been featured at the Gamescom Invitational last summer and at both IEM Oakland and IEM Katowice. While the IEM tournaments were held in first-person view, the PUBG Global Invitational will feature separate tournaments for first and third-person perspective players.
PUBG esports may be in its infancy, but its already found a massive audience in China. According to the same Polygon report, more than five million concurrent viewers tuned in to the Gamescome Invitational on PandaTV. No word on which streaming service will be hosting the PUBG Global Invitational, but it's looking likely that the PUBG fanbase will find a way to watch, wherever it's being hosted.