PUBG Nations Cup 2022 and PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 18.1 update kicks off today

by MaddOx
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Today KRAFTON Inc. officially kicks off the PUBG Nations Cup (PNC) 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand, an international competition where 16 of the best PUBG Esports teams from across the globe will come together to see which region is crowned champion.

A total of 20 matches will be played from June 16 through 19 at the TRUE ICON Hall in the ICONSIAM Mall. The matches will start at 1:00 PM CEST each day and can be watched live from home via PUBG Twitch or PUBG Esports YouTube.

Last held in 2019, PUBG Nations Cup has proven to be incredibly popular with players and fans alike, and KRAFTON is thrilled to bring back this beloved competition, which is also the first PUBG Esports event to be held in front of a live audience since the PUBG Global Championship (PGC) in November 2019.

Additionally, the 18.1 Update has officially gone live on all consoles for players to enjoy in between PNC 2022 matches. 

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS 18.1 update out now

In tandem with the PUBG Nations Cup 2022 kick-off celebration, the 18.1 Update is out now on all platforms in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS for players to drop into who feel inspired by the highly-skilled teams competing in PNC 2022. The latest update brings a new Ranked Season, more healing items in Erangel and Miramar Normal Matches, and the original Sanhok map in Team Deathmatch Mode. For more information about the 18.1 Update, please view the full patch notes HERE

PUBG Nations Cup 2022 Event Format

There will be five matches per day with a total of 20 matches on Erangel and Miramar. PNC 2022 will be played according to the “points rule”, which combines kill and placement points. The team that has earned the most total points after 20 matches will be crowned the winner of PNC 2022.

Over the course of PUBG Nations Cup 2022, a total of 64 players from countries in four regions will face off: 

  • Europe (United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, Turkey)
  • Americas (United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina)
  • Asia-Pacific (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia) 
  • Asia (Korea, China, Japan, Chinese Taipei)

The players and coaches travelling to Thailand to represent the EMEA region are as follows: 

  • Finland: mxey, D1gg3r1, curexi, PaG3,  Tiikzu (Coach)
  • Germany: Zoccer, AzzaRR, PaiinZ, Myca, ItzzChrizZ (Coach)
  • Turkey: xLyron, Esqui, Quetpa, Smash, Onur (Coach)
  • UK: vard, Fexx, TeaBone, mykLe, MiracU (Coach)
PUBG Esports: PUBG Nations Cup 2022 Thailand

Pick’em Challenge Returns

The Pick ‘Em Challenge is also making a comeback for PUBG Nations Cup 2022, with PC and console players able to purchase PNC 2022 items in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS until June 17 (PC) and June 29 (console) respectively. Thirty per cent of the net sales will be contributed to the overall prize pool and distributed to participating teams. During PUBG Nations Cup 2022, fans can “vote” for the teams they believe will win select matches in order to earn Esports Points (EP).

EP can then be exchanged for exclusive PNC 2022 gear in the in-game store. Similar to the previous Pick‘em Challenges, fans need voting coupons to “vote” on the outcome they think is most likely. Voting coupons can be obtained by purchasing thematic PNC items or by using “codes” that will appear during a PNC broadcast. Each fan can vote up to seven times and will earn 100,000 EP per correct selection.


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