Despite being one of the industry's biggest esport tournaments, PUBG's event has only recently established a consistent set of rules. In 2021, it was announced that teams will have their starting placement decided based on a points rule. During the first week, they are split into groups of eight before competing in a round robin style series of matches.
Once completed, the best sixteen groups have to take part in the next stage, called Weekly Survival. Each weekday, sixteen high octane matches take place. Every team that qualifies will enter the Weekly Final. However, in order to achieve this they need to attain a "chicken dinner" win.
During the Grand Survival stage, all of the top teams compete in a series of fifteen matches. This phase is likely to receive a lot of attention from fans of betting on esport tournaments. Finally, after a fairly complex circuit, the World Champion is crowned.
During the game, PUBG players have to parachute onto an island map. They may either compete solo or as part of a team of four. The length for a standard match is 30 minutes. During that time, the size of the map will reduce, forcing the player to confront enemies. The main aim is to fight to the death until one player or team is left.
A blue force field moves further inland and anyone caught outside of its perimeter will constantly lose health. When players first drop in, they will be unarmed. They need to search buildings for available weapons, upgrades and health items. Finding supplies is a key skill to success.
Small temporary red zones appear in which a barrage of bombs are dropped. Players need to avoid these areas due to the high level of danger. Occasionally, a plane will drop crates of special equipment. However, locations of crates tend to also attract enemy teams.
How matches are won
Since this is one of the major esport tournaments, the champion player will need to have a high skill level and strategy. There is a certain element of luck in this game. The locations of pick-up items are randomized. Good players will know which supplies to seek out. It will depend on their pre-planned tactics.
For example, some teams will look for a vehicle to move around the map safely and quickly. Other players will hoard health packs in order to survive as many enemy encounters as possible. It is wise to pick out a specific weapon beforehand. In esport championships, long-range weapons such as sniper rifles tend to be favored. They allow players to take out foes with accuracy from a distance. Regardless of specific tactics, all top ranking players must have fast reflexes. During 1v1 encounters, the quickest person is usually the winner.