UK PUBG participant Luke ‘TeaBone’ Crafer grew to become PUBG International Championship (PGC) 2021 runner-up on the weekend along with his staff Heroic.
The European aspect fell to Chinese language staff NewHappy, who gained the $4.3m event and took dwelling greater than $1.3m, with Heroic receiving $666m.
PGC 2021 was hosted in South Korea from November nineteenth to December nineteenth.
As a consequence of income generated by the sale of unique in-game gadgets from the PGC 2021 Choose’em Problem, the overall prize pool grew from $2m to over $4.3m.
TeaBone was additionally named within the All-PGC staff, together with jeemzz (Workforce Liquid), Inonix (Gen.G) and MMing NewHappy.
Different UK gamers on the event included Fexx with Faze and Vard with Workforce Liquid – the latter staff receiving the $20,000 ‘Insane Squad’ accolade.
On day one of many grand finals, 5 completely different rosters – Petrichor Street (Asia), NewHappy (Asia), Virtus.professional (Europe), Ence (Europe), and Heroic (Europe) – claimed wins. Heroic completed the opening day high of the pile with a formidable 69 factors – their key participant TeaBone was the day’s kill chief placing 19 on the scoreboard.
Elsewhere, Workforce Liquid’s jeemzz gave followers a second to recollect taking out three gamers with a single grenade in match three.
On day two, NewHappy took two wins with International Esports Xsset, Gen.G and Heroic additionally selecting up victories. TSM seemed good all through, ending within the high three on 4 events, however have been unable to select up a win. Heroic remained high of the leaderboard after 10 matches and have been intently trailed by NewHappy and Petrichor Street.
Then on the ultimate day, TSM secured the primary victory of the day with 11 kills after a tough fought battle towards Heroic who took 17. Heroic carried out somewhat inside themselves within the second match, taking 0 factors, as NewHappy claimed their first win of day three.
Virtus.professional and Kaixin Esports took video games three and 4 – going into the ultimate match NewHappy led with 156 factors whereas Heroic have been in second place with 152.
NewHappy hot-dropped Heroic in match 15 however determined to not interact. NewHappy have been dispatched to the foyer in thirteenth place which meant Heroic wanted six factors to say the title. Regardless of working onerous they have been unable to acquire them. Ence gained the ultimate match with six kills, that means NewHappy have been topped PGC 2021 champions. Heroic, Virtus.professional and TSM completed in second, third and fourth place respectively.
Now that the PGC 2021 has concluded, Krafton CEO CH Kim revealed PUBG’s esports plans for 2022. Like this 12 months, there will likely be two PUBG Continental Collection (PCS) occasions in addition to repeat the PUBG International Championship event on the shut of 2022. PCS6 will likely be held in April 2022 and PCS7 will likely be held in September.
June 2022 will even see the return of the PUBG Nations Cup (PNC), which was final held in 2019. The worldwide competitors the place groups from throughout the globe come collectively and compete in PUBG to see which area is topped champion.
The information comes after PUBG rebranded to ‘PUBG: Battlegrounds’ and went free-to-play.
Dom is an award-winning author who graduated from Bournemouth College with a 2:1 diploma in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller within the late ’80s, he has written for a spread of publications together with GamesTM, Nintendo Official Journal, trade publication MCV in addition to Riot Video games and others. He labored as head of content material for the British Esports Affiliation up till February 2021, when he stepped again to work full-time on Esports Information UK and as an esports marketing consultant serving to manufacturers and companies higher perceive the trade.