PUBG Continental Series
The PUBG Continental Series (or PCS in short) is an online series of tournament organized by PUBG Corporation, debuted as a replacement for the 2020 PUBG Global Series.
Origination of Global Series
In the announcement of the PUBG Global Series on January 30th, 2020, PUBG Corp. announced the changes for the Global Championship starting from the 2020 onwards. The new format have decreased the number of teams participating in the Global Championship from thirty-two to sixteen, and reintroduced a single-stage tournament format from the Global Invitational. Additionally, the qualification process have been changed, with the top four teams of the final Global Series event of the year receiving a direct invite to the PGC, and the remaining twelve spots being decided based on the Global Series annual ranking.
Each of the Global Series events was planned to feature 32 teams, qualified either as after finishing in the top four in the previous PGS event (or 2019 PUBG Global Championship in case of the first event), or through the regional qualifiers. The tournament featured a Group Stage, Elimination Stage (featuring the teams finished 7th to 14th in the Group Stage playing there) and Finals (featuring the top six teams in each Group, and the top four teams in the Elimination Stage). All rounds were scheduled to be played in a Best of 12 format, with the exception being a Best of 18 Final.
Continental Era (2020 - present)
However, following the COVID-19 situation, all offline events of PUBG Global Series and the series itself have been scrapped in favor of the new online-only Continental Series. Which also features three phases of the series, each of them containing a $200,000 Prize pool.
Four regions are announced for PCS 2020 including:
- Due to the series being online. Oceania has relocated to Asia Pacific, replacing Taiwan who is also relocated to East Asia
- Latin America is not included in the PCS, which is replaced by their own LATAM Pro Circuit.