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Meet The NA PUBG Teams Invited To IEM Katowice Closed Qualifiers

Katowice is the second of Intel ExtremeMasters' PlayerUnknown: Battlegrounds events, and it is all coming together with invites being sent out to competing teams. Now, we know the eight Northern American teams that have been invited to compete in the closed qualifiers for the event.

  • OpTic Gaming
  • eUnited
  • FlyQuest
  • Team Envy
  • Cloud9
  • Team Totality
  • Corn Shuckers
  • Gambino

You can see the official announcement from IEM itself [here](https://t...

First Nine EU Teams Invited to the IEM Katowice PUBG Invitational

Just a matter of days after we reported that a PUBG Invitational was announced for IEM Katowice, we are happy to share the first collection of teams that will compete in the $50,000 tournament.

Taking place during February 24-25, sixteen teams will receive invites to the event - below you'll find the first nine. The remaining teams will have to earn their invite through grueling online qualifiers to prove they're worthy to compete alongside the best in the ever-...

Tencent Helps Chinese Police Arrest 120 PUBG Cheaters

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has rapidly become the next big prospect in both casual gaming and esports, but a good portion of its record-breaking 3 million concurrent players were cheaters. We previously reported that the game absolutely decimated the previous record of 1.29 million concurrent players held by Dota 2.

We also touched on the fact that the developers have already banned up to 1.5 million players for cheating during games, and now it's apparent that...

PUBG Invitational At IEM Katowice Announced

It has been announced that a PUBG Invitational will be held at Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) World Championship Katowice on February 24-25 at IEM EXPO! 16 teams, from all around the world, will be invited to duke it out for a total prize pool of $50,000.

Nine of the total 16 competing teams will receive direct invites to the event, includes three North American teams, three European teams, and three Asian teams. The seven remaining teams will have to participate...

New PUBG Loot Crates Now Live on Test Servers - PC 1.0 PATCH NOTES #2

Earlier today PUBG Corp, the company behind the hit game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, launched an update for PC that brings two new loot crates for players to obtain in the game (the Biker Crate will be free to open, while the Desperado crate will require a key), and the new unified PUBG crate key that can open Desperado and Gamescom crates with.

In addition to the new "BIKER CRATE" and a "DESPERADO CRATE", the patch includes tweaks to the replay system, U...

PUBG Xbox One gets Optimizations & FPP Solo - PATCH NOTES #4

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds players on Xbox One will now be able to play Solo matches in first-person perspective, thanks to today's new patch.

The launch of FPP mode servers has been highly anticipated since PUBG released onto Xbox One about a month ago, and today that wait is finally over. The FPP Solo game mode has now officially been added to the North American, Europe, and Oceanic servers.

Korean esports giant SK Telecom T1 is planning to start a PUBG team by August 2018

Three-time League of Legends world championship team, SK Telecom T1 (SKT) announced that they are planning to expand into PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) this coming August.

SKT CEO, Dong-Hyun Jang confirmed today that the esports giant is eyeballing the Battle Royale phenomenon PUBG and is looking to find players who are passionate about eSports and competing in the game at a high level and hope to have a completed roster, ready to play by August.

PUBG Could Be Coming To PS4, Nintendo Switch & More?

The developer of the biggest game of 2017 (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), PUBG Corp, is looking to go all in when it comes to ports on platforms other than PC.

The CEO of PUBG developer PUBG Corp, Chang Han Kim, said in a recent interview that he hopes the game will one day be available on "every platform". Not only that, but he also spoke about how his personal aim is for PUBG to become a "universal media franchise" that could extend beyond games into TV and movies and more.

Auzom Premier League Season 2 - Invitations Announced!

Earlier this week Auzom announced via Twitter each of the invitees (in North America and Europe) for the upcoming Auzom Premier League - Season 2. With all invitations set, the APL S2 Qualifier event has been set and registration's begin tomorrow!

The Auzom Committe nominated a total of 33 teams (17 NA, 16 EU) to participate in APL S2, while also automatically advancing the top 12 teams of Season 1 (in each region) into the league. Leaving the remaining teams, a total of 12 positions (per reg...

PUBG Breaks its former Concurrent Players Record & Has Banned 1.5 Million Players!

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds recently passed 3 million concurrent players on PC, according to Steam Database. The game peaked at 3,106,358 players earlier today.

As PC Gamer points out, this new record decimates the current second-place holder, Dota 2. At its peak, Dota has had 1.29 million concurrent players. It's also worth mentioning that, since PUBG's early access release on PC in March, it's become Steam's most-played game.

PUBG Creator Hints at New Content and Tweaks for 2018!

Now that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is out of Steam Early Access and 1.0 has been released, developers hint at more exciting contents and updates to be released for the game in 2018.

As promised, game developers "PUBG Corp" released the first full version of "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" for PC by the end of 2017. In a recent interview with PC Gamer, CEO C.H. Kim said that his work was definite...

PUBG Gets a Second Update for the Xbox One - Patch Notes #2

The release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on the Xbox One has had some difficulties, as the initial release was plagued by low performance and failures. In the time since then, the developer of PUBG Corp. has been actively working on the optimization of the game for Microsoft's latest consoles (XboxOne, XboxOneS, XboxOneX).

Based on a much larger update released earlier this week, the second update of PUBG on Xb...

Early-access PUBG players will receive a PIONEER SHIRT!

If you are one of the Millions of players who participated in the PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Early-Access, you should be seeing a new item in your Steam Inventory very soon!

![Pioneer Shirt arriving in Steam Inventories of Early-Access Participants](https://i.imgur.com/Xlf3cTg.jpg "Pioneer Shirt PUBG Steam Inventory")

Possibly 2 New Loot Crates Dropping With PUBG 1.0 Patch [Data-Mined]

The PUBG Community has been hard at work data-mining the new patch content, already finding two possible new loot crates that could be coming to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds with the release of PC version 1.0 on PC.

The crates are titled "BIKER CRATE" and a "DESPERADO CRATE" and each of the crates is believed to contain 20 or more possible items.

The contents of the crates are as follows:

Alliance PUBG roster Changes

Today the Swedish eSports organization "Alliance" announced that they will be losing two of it's PUBG players (Odinn “OdinThor” Thorarinsson and Erwin “Romz” van der Staaij).

The reasons behind their departure from the organization is currently unclear and the team does not yet have new players lined up in their place as seen in the article clip below.

PUBG Patch 1.0 Leaderboard Changes Inbound!

Today marks the scheduled release date for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds version 1.0, as the game finally leaves Early Access after taking the world by storm. However, your leaderboard position won’t carry over into the full game, as those rankings will be reset tonight.

With the release of PC Patch 1.0, players can expect to see all the features they have already been enjoying on the Test Server (including the new Miramar desert map, replay system, kill cam, weapons, vehicles, and vaulting)...

PUBG Xbox Update Patch Notes #1

The highly anticipated first patch (one of what is expected to be many to come) for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One and Xbox One X has been officially announced on the game's official forums only moments ago by the PUBG Community Coordinator - "Hawkinz".

Players can expect to see a wide variety of bug fixes and improvements, as well as a first pass on visual and performance improvements (as seen below).

Evil Geniuses Make Changes to PUBG Roster!

Today the team posted an announcement on their Facebook Page that they will be releasing Jared “Pandaego” Fletcher from both the PUBG Roster (as well as the EG Organization as a whole) and will be replacing him with Kellen "Lush" Blukis with the goal of improving their position in upcoming events.