Krafton has taken PUBG Esports to the next level by introducing the Global Partner Team program, in which qualified teams will have a direct slot in two PUBG Global Series (PGS) events. Along with this, they will also get custom team-branded in-game items, and Krafton will share the profits earned from these items with the GPT teams.
Esports organizations around the world were invited to apply for the PUBG Global Partner Team program, and after an in-depth evaluation, Krafton has announced the list of eight teams that qualify for it: 17 Gaming, FaZe Clan, Four Angry Men, Gen.G, Natus Vincere, Petrichor Road, Soniqs and Twisted Minds.
"These organizations have displayed the willingness and desire to not only participate in PUBG Esports events throughout the years, but to also help develop and grow the PUBG Esports ecosystem," Krafton explained in the announcement.
To review the applications, a dedicated committee was established, and three major factors were taken into consideration while choosing the GPTs. The first factor is Governance, which describes the esports teams' Stability, Future Commitment, and Legal Structure. The other two factors are Fandom and History. Fandom represents the Value Contribution and Presence of the organizations, while History considers their Esports History and Team Structure.