PUBG Global Championship 2022 has concluded, where Natus Vincere took the trophy home, along with more than $1,000,000 in prize pool money. In addition to this, the CEO of Krafton, CH Kim, has revealed the plans for PUBG Esports in 2023 on the final day of the tournament. One of the biggest announcements was the Global Partnership Program, which will be launched in 2023.
As a part of this program, Krafton will choose over 250 partnered teams across various regions, and these teams will get a direct slot in the PUBG Global Series that will be held twice in 2023, once in the first half while the other in the second half of the year.
In addition to this, Global Partner Teams will also have custom team-branded in-game items in PUBG, and they will also receive a share of the total profits that Krafton makes from their sale. CH Kim explained, "KRAFTON will ramp up its efforts to take PUBG Esports and turn it into an iconic and cultural brand" while "defining our unique brand identity of PUBG esports and pursuing diverse collaborations."
CH Kim also announced that Krafton will once again organize the PUBG Nations Cup in 2023 after it returned this year in June after three years and was one of the most successful tournaments as it hit a record-high viewership of 1,600,000 unique viewers.
Another exciting announcement was made specifically for South Korean fans in the first half of 2024; they will open a dedicated stadium for PUBG Esports in the country so that fans can enjoy the games all year long.
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Featured image courtesy of Krafton.