There's a new esports tournament for the top teams in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG).
StarLadder has teamed up with ImbaTV and developer PUBG Corporation (formerly known as Bluehole) to host a new international third-party tournament: the StarSeries i-League PUBG.
It will take place between March 1st and 4th 2018 at the Kiev Cybersports Arena in Ukraine.
The tournament will be using PUBG's Squad mode, so it will be a team-only tournament.
Organisers will invite 16 of the strongest teams from around the world and the prize pool will amount to $100,000.
- North America: 4 teams
- Europe: 3 teams
- China: 3 teams
- CIS: 2 teams
- Asia: 1 team
- South America: 1 team
- South East Asia: 1 team
- Oceania: 1 team
Why are we writing about this on Esports News UK? Well, there are several UK pros in PUBG, including TSM's Gary "BreaK" Marshal and Team Liquid's Daniel "Hayz" Heaysman, who had a stand-off at the Gamescom Invitational back in August.
Team Dignitas also signed a PUBG team a few months ago. So we could see some UK talent taking part in this new StarLadder league.
PUBG is a hot topic in esports right now and we'll continue to provide coverage around it.