One of the most dominant teams in the past year is Team Liquid, so itâ€™s not hard to see why theyâ€™ve made this list. Despite parting ways with Scoom in 2018, the team is still poised to be the stand-out, leading force in the PUBG Europe League. The mechanically-skilled twins Sembty and Jambty, combined with the genius of Ibiza and Jeemzz, will likely prove too much to handle for the majority of their competition in Phase 1 and beyond. [caption id="attachment_107282" align="alignnone" width="600"] Credit: Team Liquid[/caption]
The CIS giants Natus Vincere will be looking to show that theyâ€™re a dominant force in Europe. Theyâ€™ve struggled to produce in a number of events, but this is outweighed by the times theyâ€™ve demonstrated that theyâ€™ve got what it takes to succeed. Made up of the best Russian players from a variety of different squads, cohesion and chemistry will be among the only obstacles that may get in the way of Naâ€™Vi.
Ninjas in Pyjamas
Formerly known as Welcome to South George (WTSG), Ninjas in Pyjamas proved themselves as one of the best teams out there with two third-place finishes in last yearâ€™s PUBG Global Invitational. The squad hasnâ€™t performed to the best of its ability under the iconic organisation so far but having an extended period of competition will only benefit the mixed-nationality roster. Under the masterful guidance of Martin â€œdohfOSâ€ LundÃ©n, weâ€™re predicting greatness for NiP in the inaugural phase.
The sheer amount of talent in the PEL will make it difficult for several teams to excel, and Team SoloMid may well be one of those that struggle. The roster is full of talented players but historically, this organisation has struggled in PUBG and we canâ€™t help but feel as if this will continue in Phase 1. Weâ€™re happy to be proven wrong but weâ€™re not convinced about this new-look roster just yet. https://twitter.com/Pubgsltv/status/1074742587507007489
Alpochinki narrowly made it into the PEL and we donâ€™t think thatâ€™s happenstance. The fact of the matter is that the European region is one of the strongest in the entirety of the game and that means competition is stiff. Mid-2018, the team struggled massively when competing against just the CIS region and they didnâ€™t instil us with much confidence during the closed qualifier. A top-half finish in Phase 1 for Alpochinki would be considered a huge success, but we wonâ€™t be holding our breath.
Known as Saunabois until recently (and HAVU Gaming before that), Winstrike is a tricky team to put your finger on. Theyâ€™ve not managed to raise any eyebrows in tournaments in the past, and despite having a solid level of talent on the team, we canâ€™t see them breaking this trend over the next two months. Following the end of the first phase is a relegation event comprised of the worst-placing PEL teams and those who performed best in the PUBG Contenders League - the secondary European league thatâ€™s made up of teams who didnâ€™t make the main competition. There will also be a global event that features teams from the nine competitive regions! While you're here, you should also check out our predictions for North America's National PUBG League!