Press release


24 top teams will be fighting for the share of the $2 million prize pool and PGS Points from 10 – 20 August in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

KRAFTON Inc. is set to host PUBG Global Series 2 (PGS 2) – a global PUBG Esports tournament in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Taking place from 10 to 20 August, PGS 2 will feature 24 top teams from around the globe – eight Global Partner Teams and 16 teams that have excelled other teams in regional qualifiers – competing for the share of the $2 million prize pool and PGS Points needed to secure a place at PUBG Global Championship (PGC) 2023, the premier global PUBG Esports tournament.

PGS 2 Tournament Structure

PGS 2 will kick off with the Group Stage on 10 August, which serves as a stepping stone to the Grand Finals. The 24 teams will be divided into three groups of eight teams each, and the stage will last for three days. The matches will be conducted in the format of six matches per day, with Group A and B on the first day, Group B and C on the second day, and Group C and A on the third day.

After the Group Stage, the top 16 teams will advance to the Winners Bracket, while the bottom eight teams will move to the Losers Bracket. The Winners Bracket will be held over two days, from 13 to 14 August, with six matches per day. The top eight teams will advance directly to the Grand Finals. The bottom eight teams in the Winners Bracket will compete in the Losers Bracket along with the bottom eight teams from the Group Stage, battling it out in six matches per day on 15-16 August. Only the top eight teams from the Losers Bracket will advance to the Grand Finals, while the remaining eight teams will be eliminated.

The Grand Finals will be held over three days, 18-20 August, with a total of 18 matches. The team with the highest overall ranking will be crowned the champion of PGS 2. The winning team will receive $600,000, and the remaining prize money will be distributed according to the final rankings.

Like in the PGS 1, top 16 teams will be awarded with PGS Points based on their final rankings. The top four teams that have acquired the most PGS Points in PGS 1 and PGS 2 will secure a spot in the year-end PGC 2023. PGS Points are separate from the PGC Points granted in reginal competitions and will not be combined.

Team Edition Skins for Global Partner Teams

In celebration of the PGS 2 event, four out of the eight Global Partner Teams – Twisted Minds, Soniqs, Four Angry Men, and Gen.G - will showcase their Team Edition items. Each team has designed its own unique skins, which are available for purchase in-game until 3am (BST)/4am (CEST) on 30 August. The skins for the other four teams were previously sold for a limited time during PGS 1. 25% of the revenue generated from the sale of the Team Edition skins will be distributed among the global partner teams.

 PGS 2 Broadcasting details

All matches of PGS 2 will begin at 1PM (BST)/2PM (CEST) and can be followed live on the official PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Twitch and PUBG: Esports YouTube channels.
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About KRAFTON, Inc.

Based out of South Korea, KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios bound by a passion for creating innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers worldwide. Founded in 2007, KRAFTON consists of PUBG STUDIOS, Bluehole Studio, RisingWings, Striking Distance Studios, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds, 5minlab, Neon Giant and KRAFTON Montréal Studio, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties, including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDSThe Callisto ProtocolNEW STATE MOBILEMoonbreakerTERA and ELYON. With a team of 3,000 members across nine countries, KRAFTON is a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities as it seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information, visit