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PUBG Global Championship 2019 viewer's guide

PUBG's final event of the year will be the $2,000,000 tournament bringing the world's best teams together. It will begin this weekend and run until 24th November, with over 30 teams competing in two iconic US venues.
PUBG Global Championship 2019 will begin this weekend and concludes this year's competitive season. It will run for just over two weeks and teams will be trying to rack up the chicken dinners in both Los Angeles and Oakland. Below are all of the questions and answers you might need ahead of the tournament.


When is the PUBG Global Championship 2019?

The PGC runs from 8th November until 24th November. The first match begins at 20:00 ET which is 01:00 GMT on the 9th November.

Group A will play their six rounds this evening and Group B will play tomorrow night to conclude the group stage.

The elimination stage will follow on 11th November, before the semifinal run from 16-19th November.

To just watch the finals, you will need to tune in from 24th November.



Where is the PUBG Global Championship 2019?

Both venues are in the USA for the PUBG Global Championship this year.

The group stage and semifinal matches will take place at the OGN Super Arena in Los Angeles.

The Oakland Arena will play host for the finals, a venue that has hosted many esports tourneys over the last few years.


How can I watch the PUBG Global Championship 2019?

All of the battle royale action will be broadcast live on the official playBATTLEGROUNDS Twitch channel.

If you are in the area, tickets are still available for purchase at Eventbrite.


Which teams are at the PUBG Global Championship 2019?

There are 32 teams attending the PGC 2019:

  • Afreeca Freecs Fatal
  • ahq e-Sports Club
  • Armory Gaming
  • Athletico
  • CrowCrowd
  • DeToNator.KOREA
  • FaZe Clan
  • Four Angry Men
  • G2 Esports
  • Gen.G
  • Genesis
  • Ghost Gaming
  • Global Esports Xsset
  • Infantry
  • Lazarus
  • Natus Vincere
  • OGN Entus Ace
  • OGN Entus Force
  • QM Gaming
  • Rascal Jester
  • RED Canids
  • Sting Divine Esports
  • SunSister
  • T1
  • Team Envy
  • Team Liquid
  • Team SoloMid
  • Tempo Storm
  • The Rumblers
  • VC Gaming
  • Vendetta
  • WClick


What are the groups for the PUBG Global Championship 2019?

The teams are split into the following groups:

Group A Group B
Afreeca Freecs Fatal Armory Gaming
ahq e-Sports Club FaZe Clan
Athletico G2 Esports
CrowCrowd Gen.G
DeToNator.KOREA Ghost Gaming
Four Angry Men Global Esports Xsset
Genesis Infantry
Lazarus Natus Vincere
OGN Entus Force OGN Entus Ace
QM Gaming Rascal Jester
Sting Divine Esports RED Canids
SunSister T1
Team Liquid Team Envy
Team SoloMid Tempo Storm
The Rumblers VC Gaming
WClick Vendetta


Are there in-game items for the PUBG Global Championship 2019?

After some controversy surrounding the decision to not include team-specific cosmetics, there are general PGC 2019 items available.

A pick'em challenge is also in the game that will allow more popular teams to get a higher share of item revenue.


Why have so many big organisations withdrawn from the game ahead of the PUBG Global Championship 2019?

Despite the five year plan for PUBG esports to assure organisations and players for the future, PUBG Corp. has struggled to keep big organisations involved in the competitive side of the game.

Cloud9 released their PUBG team despite them being a lock-in to qualify for the $2,000,000 tourney. The players are now competing under the name Genesis at the event.

AVANGAR have 'temporarily left' PUBG, Winstrike Team transferred their roster to CrowCrowd who are in attendance, Team Vitality saw half their squad retire, get relegated then disband while both Spacestation Gaming and Pittsburgh Knights released their rosters within the last month.

While PK claims they will be back in PUBG for 2020, the exodus of teams has been a worrying sign for the health of the scene.