5 Things We Learned From PGI 2018

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The first big PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds event landed in Berlin only a short week ago, and it was a game changer for one of the biggest games in the PC market as of right now. The battle royale boom is still very much underway, and after a handful of unofficial tournaments, the first official PUBG Global Invitational took to the stage at the Mercedes-Benz arena in Berlin, and we were lucky enough to be right there with the 20 teams battling it out for those golden pans, and part of that $2,000,000 prize pool.

The event itself was extremely welcoming, the matches were engrossing and tense, but most of all, it was warm. Seeing PUBG played in a huge arena with thousands of other spectators was a wonderful spectacle. The pros landing one in a million shots and perfectly executing executions with precision frag grenade throws, made our more casual approach to PUBG look like a broken NPC in an unfinished game.

The event lasted only five days, but there are a couple of things PGI will take along for the ride as PUBG as a title and an e-sports league continues to grow.


Born in Theatre, sits at a Computer. After over a decade of tinkering with Video Editing software, Rich gets to spend his precious time editing whatever's thrown at him. Also the go-to for Doctor Who, and could tell you why Sans Serif fonts are better than most. Still occasionally tap dances under the desk.