PUBG Champions League

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[e][h]PUBG Champions League
Series Information
Organizer:
VSPN
Location:
China China
Cumulative Prize Pool:
$5,154,817 USD
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PUBG Champions League (known as PCL) is a PUBG professional league in China. The league represents China's portion of the Official competitive seasons held by PUBG Corporation.

About[edit]

Pro League Era (2019)[edit]

On November 6th, 2019. PUBG Corporation introduced the official pro competitions in nine different regions around the globe, recognized as a part of the 2019 Official competitive season (as of SUPER 1.6.0 - the current Pro League and Pro Circuit classifications are now removed, all regions share the same level of classification).

Alongside of Pro Leagues there'll numerous global events being held throughout the year, including the Nations Cup in August and the Global Championship in November where the world champion of each season will be crowned.

China is the only region to start their pro league ecosystem in Phase 2, with DPGL S6 serving as the sole tournament for 2019 Phase 1 qualifications.

The Chinese league is produced by VSPN, with the league's main stadium is the VSPN Studio in Shanghai,China.

Global Series Era (2020 - present)[edit]

Following the 2020 Global Series announcement on December 10th, 2019, it was announced that the PCL will continue its operation for 2020 Season, although with a shortened schedule created to fit the 2020 key event dates. In the 2020 Season, both PCL and PDL will have one more season (compared to 2 PCL and 3 PDL seasons in 2019), and the league will also allow each participant team to sign two non-Chinese players. Further changes were added ahead of the PCL 2020 Summer Season, lowering the amount of participating teams to 24 from PCL 2020 Fall onwards, while tweaking the promotion-relegation system for the future PCL seasons.

Following the announcement of 2021 competitive season on February 4th, 2021, it was announced that PCL will continue in 2021, however it will be returning to the 2 PCL seasons schedule from 2019 to fit with dates for the 2021 PUBG Continental Series and PUBG Global Championship.

Structures[edit]

The PCL ecosystem are span across three phases, in each phases contains the following events

  • Champions: Main league, the highest division of Chinese PUBG.
    • Teams playing all matches offline, with ~$450,000 USD ($300,000 USD in 2019 and 2020 seasons, $600,000 USD in 2021 and 2022 seasons) in each phase and spots at the global events.


  • Development: Secondary league, Contenders division.
    • Unlimited signups with Teams playing their divisional stage online, then offline for the finals.
    • Top 13 secures a spot in the Champions Preseason


  • Champions Preseason: Preseason Tournament.
    • Bottom 3 from Champions vs Top 13 from Development Finals in an Offline tournament
    • Top 3 teams secures next phase's Champions seat.


  • Masters (Phase 3 2019 Only): Season Finale, pitting the absolute best of Champions.
    • 24 Best teams from Champions Spring and Summer
    • Top 2 of Masters qualified for the Global Championship.

Events[edit]

S
Tournament
Date
Prize Pool
Location
P#
Winner
Runner-up
Apr 20 - May 11, 2024
$414,881
China Shanghai
24 participants
 
TBD
 
TBD
Oct 3 - 29, 2023
$409,949
China Shanghai
24 participants
May 18 - 21, 2023
$5,710
China China
16 participants
Mar 7 - Apr 2, 2023
$436,745
China Shanghai
24 participants
Sep 9 - 11, 2022
 
China China
16 participants
 
Jul 26 - Sep 4, 2022
$579,714
China Shanghai
24 participants
Apr 15 - 17, 2022
 
China China
16 participants
 
Mar 1 - Apr 11, 2022
$627,973
China Shanghai
24 participants
Sep 3 - 5, 2021
 
China China
16 participants
Jul 20 - Aug 29, 2021
$618,066
China Shanghai
24 participants
May 28 - 30, 2021
 
China China
16 participants
Apr 13 - May 23, 2021
$621,678
China Shanghai
24 participants
Oct 30 - Nov 1, 2020
 
China China
16 participants
Oct 2 - 23, 2020
$299,097
China Shanghai
24 participants
Aug 11 - 16, 2020
 
China China
32 participants
Jul 19 - Aug 9, 2020
$287,031
China Shanghai
48 participants
May 1 - 3, 2020
 
China China
16 participants
Apr 5 - 26, 2020
$283,311
China China
48 participants
Sep 25 - 29, 2019
$210,201
China China
16 participants
Aug 19 - Sep 22, 2019
$70,639
China China
48 participants
Aug 1 - 4, 2019
 
China Shanghai
16 participants
Apr 29 - Jun 9, 2019
$289,823
China China
48 participants
Apr 9 - 14, 2019
 
China China
48 participants

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