PUBG Champions League

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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.


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.


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 ~$600,000 USD ($300,000 USD in 2019 and 2020 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.



Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd
PUBG Champions League 2023: Spring Preseason
2022-09-09 2022-09-09 to 2022-09-11
PUBG Champions League 2022: Summer
2022-07-26 2022-07-26 to 2022-09-04
PUBG Champions League 2022: Summer Preseason
2022-04-15 2022-04-15 to 2022-04-17
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PUBG Champions League 2022: Spring
2022-03-01 2022-03-01 to 2022-04-11
NewHappyNewHappy NewHappy 17 Gaming17 Gaming 17 Gaming
PUBG Champions League 2021: Summer
2021-07-20 2021-07-20 to 2021-08-29
NewHappyNewHappy NewHappy Games Forever YoungGames Forever Young Games Forever Young
PUBG Champions League 2021: Spring
2021-04-13 2021-04-13 to 2021-05-23
Four Angry MenFour Angry Men Four Angry Men 17 Gaming17 Gaming 17 Gaming
PUBG Champions League 2020: Fall
2020-10-02 2020-10-02 to 2020-10-23
Four Angry MenFour Angry Men Four Angry Men Multi Circle GamingMulti Circle Gaming Multi Circle Gaming
PUBG Champions League 2020: Summer
2020-07-19 2020-07-19 to 2020-08-09
InfantryInfantry Infantry Champion of CompetitionChampion of Competition Champion of Competition
PUBG Champions League 2020: Spring
2020-04-05 2020-04-05 to 2020-04-26
Luminous StarsLuminous Stars Luminous Stars Lao Yue GouLao Yue Gou Lao Yue Gou
PUBG Champions League 2019: Summer Regular Season
2019-08-19 2019-08-19 to 2019-09-22
InfantryInfantry Infantry QM GamingQM Gaming QM Gaming


Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd
PUBG China Masters 2019
2019-10-08 2019-10-08 to 2019-10-13
InfantryInfantry Infantry QM GamingQM Gaming QM Gaming


Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd
PUBG Development League 2022 - Summer
2022-08-09 2022-08-09 to 2022-08-28
PUBG Development League 2022 - Spring
2022-03-22 2022-03-22 to 2022-04-10
PUBG Development League 2021 - Summer
2021-07-27 2021-07-27 to 2021-08-15
NEXOTANEXOTA NEXOTA Dream TeamDream Team Dream Team
PUBG Development League 2021 - Spring
2021-04-30 2021-04-30 to 2021-05-23
Killer Rabbit GamingKiller Rabbit Gaming Killer Rabbit Gaming AINIGAMEAINIGAME AINIGAME
PUBG Development League 2019 - Summer Finals
2019-07-12 2019-07-12 to 2019-07-14
For The GloryFor The Glory For The Glory Choice of God GamingChoice of God Gaming Choice of God Gaming
PUBG Development League 2019 - Spring Finals
2019-03-23 2019-03-23 to 2019-03-31
CEGMCEGM CEGM The Jams E-Sports ClubThe Jams E-Sports Club The Jams E-Sports Club
PUBG Development League 2019 - Spring: Division B
2019-03-13 2019-03-13 to 2019-03-17
The Jams E-Sports ClubThe Jams E-Sports Club The Jams E-Sports Club J TeamJ Team J Team
PUBG Development League 2019 - Spring: Division A
2019-03-06 2019-03-06 to 2019-03-10
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Event Date Prize Pool 1st 2nd