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Everything You Need to Know for PCS2 – Who’s Competing, Tournament Structure, Twitch Drops & Quiz and More

The PUBG Continental Series returns with a second run at determining who’s the best of the best from each of 4 regions around the world. 64 professional PUBG esports teams in Asia, APAC, Europe, and North America will be competing for the ultimate bragging rights of PCS2 Champion, and the spoils of a whopping $800,000 prize pool.

You came to the right resource to learn everything about PCS2, including how to earn Esports Points while watching the action unfold on Twitch (which can be redeemed in-game for special PUBG items), where to watch PCS2 on your platform of choice, who’s participating, and much more. Read on and gear up for the intense competition across Erangel and Miramar starting on Thursday, August 27th Pacific Time!


TWITCH LIVE QUIZ & DROPS REWARDS

For the first time in the PUBG Continental Series, fans watching the competition on Twitch.tv/PUBG can win up to 800 Esports Points per match while they watch. Here’s the rundown on how to participate for your chance to win EPs that can be redeemed in-game for special PUBG items.

 

How to Participate

  1. Sign into your PUBG Global Account.
  2. Link your Twitch account.
  3. Link your Steam account.
  4. Watch the PCS2 livestream in your region of choice on Twitch.tv/PUBG (see the broadcast schedule below for times).
  5. As you watch, a notification will appear on the left side of the broadcast screen announcing that a quiz will be available soon.
  6. Once the quiz is available, click on the PUBG Esports Quiz Alert icon on the right side of the broadcast screen to access the new quiz. Make sure to click on the ‘Visible’ button to see the quiz panel.
  7. Answer the question correctly.

 

Each match per region throughout PCS2 will serve up two questions, one worth 300 EPs and a successive, more difficult question worth 500 EPs. Do the math: that’s 800 EPs per match, 19,200 EPs across all region specific matches. 

You can also get up to 20,000 EPs and one free voting coupon based on your Twitch watch time through Twitch Drops in channels below!

  1. https://www.twitch.tv/pubg
  2. https://www.twitch.tv/starladder_pubg_ru
  3. https://www.twitch.tv/pubgtvturkiye
  4. https://www.twitch.tv/pubgkorea/
  5. https://www.twitch.tv/pubg_japan_official
  6. https://www.twitch.tv/pubgthailandofficial
  7. http://bit.ly/PMLtwitch

For more information on how to participate and details, please visit the PUBG Esports Live Quiz Event page or the PUBG Esports Points Rewards page.


TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

PCS2 will once again introduce 16 teams in each of 4 regions all competing to get the best score at the end of each match to claim the ultimate W.

  • Regions Competing: 4 including Asia, APAC, North America, and Europe
  • Teams per Region: 16 Teams
  • Squad Size: Quads
  • Tournament Days per Region: 6
  • Matches per Tournament Day: 4
  • Total Matches per Region: 24
  • Maps: Erangel and Miramar
  • Match Setup: All 16 teams drop in simultaneously, standard elimination
  • Win Conditions: The regional team with the most accumulated points from all 24 matches will be announced as the First Place winner of that region. You can download the full Standard and Universal PUBG Esports Ruleset here. For points breakdown see below.
  • Winners: There will be standings reported on all 4 regions. 
  • Total Prize Pool: $800,000($200,000 per region) plus 25% of PCS2 in-game item sales

LIVESTREAM SCHEDULES

For the full rundown of schedules in a variety of languages cruise over here.

Tune in live on the platform of your choice!

PCS2 Livestream Broadcasts

And, follow along with live updates as matches unfold.


PARTICIPATING TEAMS

For the full rundown of teams competing cruise over here.

PCS2 Asia Participating Teams

  • China – Champion of Competition, Four Angry Men, Infantry, Still Moving Under Gunfire, Tianba, Triumphant Song Gaming
  • Chinese Taipei – Global Esports Xsset ACE, Team SADES
  • Japan – Element.36 Japan, Sunsister
  • Korea – Afreeca Freecs, Lavega Esports, OGN Entus, SeolHaeOne Prince, T1, VRLU Ghibli

 

PCS2 North America Participating Teams

  • North America – 303 Esports, Any Trolls In Chat, Carnage Gaming, Comets, Dodge, Duel, Fabled, Houston Hardshifts, Illusion, Liberate, Oath, Radiance, Shoot To Kill, Soniqs, Team Veritas, Zenith Esports

 

PCS2 APAC Participating Teams

  • Indonesia – From The Future, Victim Rise
  • Oceania – Astra, Fury
  • Philippines/Malaysia/Singapore – Arkangel Predator, Battle Arena Elites
  • Thailand – Buriram United Esports, Daytrade Gaming, Kaiser Tuna, Magic Esport, MSC Theerathon
  • Vietnam – Cerberus Esports, Divine Esports, DivisionX Gaming, GameHome Esports, X-Stadium Thu Duc

 

PCS2 Europe Participating Teams

  • Europe – Adepts, Blaze Esports, Bystanders, ENCE, Etiget Esports, FaZe Clan, Istanbul Wild Cats, Natus Vincere, Northern Lights, Omaken Sports, Raise Your Edge, ShiftW, Team Liquid, TSM, Tornado Energy, Winstreak

PCS2 OFFICIAL RULES

PCS2 adopts the Standard and Universal PUBG Esports Ruleset throughout all of its matches. Download the full official rules here.

 

WIN CONDITIONS BREAKDOWN

The regional team with the most accumulated points from all 24 matches will be announced as the First Place winner of that region.

  • Scoring System
    • Kill Points – Kill Points are awarded to Teams based on the number of Kills the Team accumulates during each Match. A Team will earn (1) Kill Point per Kill.
    • Placement Points – Placement Points are awarded to Teams based on their finishing position at the end of each Match. Teams will accumulate Placement Points based on the following:
      • Placement/Point Awarded
        • 1st / 10 Points
        • 2nd / 6 Points
        • 3rd / 5 Points
        • 4th / 4 Points
        • 5th / 3 Points
        • 6th / 2 Points
        • 7th / 1 Point
        • 8th / 1 Point
        • 9th – 16th – 0 Points
  • Match Points
    • A Team’s Match Points is the sum of their Kill Points and Placement Points – Kill Points + Placement Points = Match Points. For example, a Team who accumulates 10 Kills and finishes the Match in the 3rd position will earn 15 Match Points (10 + 5 = 15).
  • Total Points
    • A Team’s Total Points is the sum of all Match Points accumulated during PCS2.
  • Tie Breaker
    • In the event that two or more Teams have the same number of Total Points, the following rules shall be applied to break the tie.
      • 1. Compare every tied Team’s total Kill Points across all Matches
      • 2. Compare every tied Team’s best performing Match based on Match Points
      • 3. Compare every tied Team’s best performing Match based on Kill Points
      • 4. Compare every tied Team’s Kill Points in the most recent Match
      • 5. Compare every tied Team’s Placement Points in the most recent Match

PRIZE POOL BREAKDOWN

There will be a total of $800,000+ available prize pool for PCS2. The prize pool consists of:

  • $200,000 prize pool for each region
  • 25% of PCS1 item profits sales will be distributed back to pro teams across the four regions: 12.5% of the profits will be added to each of the regional prize pools, and 12.5% will be distributed equally amongst the participating teams

PICK’EM CHALLENGE

PCS2 will once again herald in the Pick’Em Challenge, an opportunity for you to win Esports Points by successfully predicting the winners of each region which can be used to purchase special PUBG items.

It’s easy and fun to get involved! Fire up PUBG and go to the Pick’Em Challenge tab in the menu. That’s where you can predict the champion of each region with a voting coupon. If you purchase PCS2 items, you can get up to 14 voting coupons. You can also win Esports Points in the Team Faceoff game. And, you have a chance to get more voting coupons and EPs via Twitch Drops and the aforementioned Twitch Live Quiz.

If you successfully predict the champions, you will get 100,000 EPs that can be used at the Esports Shop in each region. For example, if you successfully predict the champion of one region, you will be awarded 100,000 EPs, and if you predict the champion of all regions, you will get a total of 400,000 EPs. Those EPs you earn can be used towards epic PCS2 items!

For the full Pick’Em Challenge rundown of details check out this article.


REGIONAL SITES & SOCIAL CHANNELS

Want to see the latest and greatest PUBG news in your region? Check out the following region hubs and social channels.

Regional Sites

Social Channels

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