The eSports community of PUBG is growing at a rapid pace which is evident from the fact that Krafton is announcing major tournaments consecutively. Recently, they have announced PUBG Continental Series 5 which will apparently be the last battle to qualify for PUBG Global Championship 2021.
Krafton is set to host this event for the first time after taking ownership of the game. A total of 64 teams from 4 regions – Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Asia Pacific will be participating in the Continental Series. For Americas and APAC, the matches will begin from September 16 followed by Europe and Asia starting on September 18. These teams will be battling for a prize pool of $1 million which will be spread evenly across the 4 regions.
PUBG Continental Series 5 also brings back the crowd funding system where 30% of all PCS5 item sales that players will be buying in-game related to the tournament’s theme will contribute towards the total prize pool via crowdfunding. The schedule, prize pool and more details of the tournament are given below.
PUBG Continental Series 5: Schedule
The tournament will take place across the following regions:
Asia – Korea, Japan, China, and Chinese Taipei
Asia Pacific – Southeast Asia and Oceania
Americas – North America and Latin America
Europe – Europe, Middle East, and Africa
A total of 36 matches (6 matches per day) will be played per region.
- Middle East and Africa: 6 – 8 August
- Europe West: 10 – 15 August
- Europe East: 17 – 22 August
- NA and LATAM Open Qualifiers – Aug. 11-18
- Middle East and Africa: 13 – 15 August
- Europe West: 20 – 22 August
- Europe East: 27 – 29 August
- NA and LATAM Group Stage: Aug 20-26
- Americas Last Chance Qualifiers: Aug 28-29
- EUROPE: September 18-19 | 25-26 September | October 2-3
- AMERICA: September 16-17 | September 23-24 | 30 September-1 October
- ASIA-PACIFIC: 16-17 September | September 23-24 | 30 September-1 October
- ASIA: September 18-19 | 25-26 September | October 2-3
PUBG Continental Series 5: Prize Pool
Players will be competing for a prize pool of $1 million which is evenly spread across 4 regions. Each region starts with a base prize pool of 250,000 USD.
- Basic Prize : $230,000
- Week 1 : $60,000
- Week 2 : $70,000
- Week 3 : $100,000
Special prizes will also be given which will be carefully selected by the officials
KILL LEADER ($5,000)
- Prize granted to the player with the most kills
- Prize will be distributed evenly in the case of a tie
ALL-PCS TEAM ($10,000)
Prize granted to 4 best performing players in the Series
INSANE SQUAD ($5,000)
Prize granted to the team which showed the most impressive moment in the Series
PUBG Continental Series 5: Pick ’em Challenge
PCS5 Items sales period
PC: September 8, 2021 – September 30, 2021 1700 KST
Console: September 16, 2021 1100 KST – October 20, 2021 1100 KST
PCS5 Pick’em Challenge event period
September 8, 2021 – September 30, 2021 1800 KST
PCS5 Pick’em reward claiming period
October 5, 2021 – October 20, 2021 1100 KST
Esports shop sales period
September 8, 2021 – October 20, 2021 1100 KST
PUBG Continental Series 5 will be crucial for the eSports players as the points scored in this tournament will be considered to determine their qualification in PUBG Global Championship 2021. Players can watch their favorite teams on Twitch & Youtube channels of PUBG eSports.