PUBG Continental Series

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The PUBG Continental Series (or PCS in short) is an online series of tournament organized by PUBG Corporation, which debuted as a replacement for the 2020 PUBG Global Series.

About[edit]

Origination of Global Series[edit]

In an announcement made regarding the PUBG Global Series on January 30th, 2020, PUBG Corp. announced the changes for the Global Championship starting from 2020. The new format has 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 has been changed, with the top four teams of the final Global Series event of the year receiving a direct invite to the PUBG Global Championship, 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 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 that 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)[edit]

However, following the COVID-19 situation, all offline events of the 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.
The four regions announced for PCS 2020 were:


  • North America
    • United States Canada
  • Asia Pacific
    • Thailand Indonesia Vietnam Malaysia Philippines Singapore Australia New Zealand
  • Europe
    • Europe CIS Middle East
  • East Asia
    • China Taiwan Hong Kong Macau Japan South Korea


  • Due to the series being online. Oceania has relocated to Asia Pacific, replacing Taiwan who is at the same time relocated to East Asia
  • Latin America was not included in the PCS in 2020, which was replaced by their own LATAM Pro Circuit.


On February 4, 2021, it was announced by PUBG Corp. that the PCS circuit will return in the online-only format for the 2021 competitive season, with two tournaments (PCS4 in June and PCS5 in September) set for the year. Both tournaments will be a part of the road to the 2021 PUBG Global Championship, with the top teams in Europe and Americas regions receiving the PGC Championship Points, and the winners of each four region's PCS5 being guaranteed a spot in the PGC. It was also announced that the Latin America region will be added to the PCS ecosystem, forming a single Americas region with North America, and that the length of each PCS tournament will be expanded from 24 to 36 matches.

Events[edit]

Charity Showdown (Phase 1)[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
May 15 - 31, 2020
$200,000
24 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 Northern Lights TeamNorthern Lights Team NLT
 TORNADO ENERGYTORNADO ENERGY TE
May 21 - 24, 2020
$200,000
16 Teams
North America North America, Online
 Oath GamingOath Gaming OATH
 Shoot To KillShoot To Kill STK
May 15 - 24, 2020
$200,000
16 Teams
Asia Asia, Online
 TianbaTianba Tianba
 Lao Yue GouLao Yue Gou LYG
May 14 - 23, 2020
$200,000
16 Teams
South East Asia Southeast Asia, Online
Oceania Oceania, Online
 DivisionX GamingDivisionX Gaming DXG

Series 1 (Phase 2)[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Jun 9 - Jul 5, 2020
$263,500
24 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 TSMTSM TSM
 TORNADO ENERGYTORNADO ENERGY TE
Jun 26 - Jul 5, 2020
$263,500
16 Teams
Asia Asia, Online
 InfantryInfantry iFTY
 Team QuadroTeam Quadro QDR
Jun 25 - Jul 4, 2020
$263,500
16 Teams
South East Asia Southeast Asia, Online
Oceania Oceania, Online
 Buriram United EsportsBuriram United Esports BRU
May 29 - Jul 3, 2020
$263,500
24 Teams
North America North America, Online
 Shoot To KillShoot To Kill STK
 Wildcard GamingWildcard Gaming WC

Series 2 (Phase 3)[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Aug 7 - Sep 13, 2020
$200,000
24 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 FaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe
 Team LiquidTeam Liquid TL
Aug 29 - Sep 13, 2020
$200,000
16 Teams
South East Asia Southeast Asia, Online
Oceania Oceania, Online
 Divine EsportsDivine Esports Divine
 FURYFURY FURY
Jul 24 - Sep 11, 2020
$200,000
24 Teams
North America North America, Online
 Susquehanna SoniqsSusquehanna Soniqs Soniqs
 Oath GamingOath Gaming OATH
Aug 27 - Sep 9, 2020
$200,000
16 Teams
Asia Asia, Online
 Triumphant Song GamingTriumphant Song Gaming TSG
 InfantryInfantry iFTY

Series 3 (Phase 4)[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Oct 13 - Nov 22, 2020
$200,000
24 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 Northern Lights TeamNorthern Lights Team NLT
 Team LiquidTeam Liquid TL
Nov 7 - 22, 2020
$200,000
16 Teams
South East Asia Southeast Asia, Online
Oceania Oceania, Online
 Buriram United EsportsBuriram United Esports BRU
 DivisionX GamingDivisionX Gaming DXG
Oct 2 - Nov 20, 2020
$200,000
24 Teams
North America North America, Online
 Susquehanna SoniqsSusquehanna Soniqs Soniqs
 Guadalajara GascansGuadalajara Gascans GAS
Nov 5 - 20, 2020
$200,000
16 Teams
Asia Asia, Online
 Multi Circle GamingMulti Circle Gaming MCG
 OGN EntusOGN Entus ENT

2021 Continental[edit]

S     Tournament
Date
Prize
P#
Location
Winner
Runner-up
Sep 18 - Oct 3, 2021
$250,000
16 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
 FaZe ClanFaZe Clan FaZe
Sep 18 - Oct 3, 2021
$250,000
16 Teams
Asia Asia, Online
 Petrichor RoadPetrichor Road PeRo
 Multi Circle GamingMulti Circle Gaming MCG
Sep 16 - Oct 1, 2021
$250,000
16 Teams
North America North America, Online
South America South America, Online
 Oath GamingOath Gaming OATH
 Susquehanna SoniqsSusquehanna Soniqs SQ
Sep 16 - Oct 1, 2021
$250,000
16 Teams
South East Asia Southeast Asia, Online
Oceania Oceania, Online
 BN UnitedBN United BNU
 ArkAngel PredatorArkAngel Predator AAP
Jun 12 - 27, 2021
$250,000
16 Teams
Europe Europe, Online
 Virtus.proVirtus.pro VP
 Team LiquidTeam Liquid TL
Jun 12 - 27, 2021
$250,000
16 Teams
Asia Asia, Online
 Petrichor RoadPetrichor Road PeRo
 GHIBLI EsportsGHIBLI Esports GBL
Jun 10 - 25, 2021
$250,000
16 Teams
South East Asia Southeast Asia, Online
Oceania Oceania, Online
 Buriram United EsportsBuriram United Esports BRU
 FURYFURY FURY
Jun 10 - 25, 2021
$250,000
16 Teams
North America North America, Online
South America South America, Online
 Susquehanna SoniqsSusquehanna Soniqs SQ
 DodgeDodge Dodge