The PUBG Nations Cup is nearly here! We rundown the details and teams to watch for the upcoming event in Bangkok, Thailand.
The PUBG Nations Cup is returning. One of the most popular events in PUBG history, it hasn’t run since 2019. It’s also the only world cup-style tournament left in esports, since the end of the Overwatch World Cup. Players from 16 different nations are gearing up to represent their countries internationally. We rundown the teams, details, and favourites ahead of the big event.
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PUBG Nations Cup Details
The event is taking place in Bangkok, Thailand. The venue is the TRUE ICON Hall, the 7th floor of the ICONSIAM complex. There will be a live audience, with a capacity of 1,200 people. The event is free to attend, with tickets available at the door on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The event takes place from June 16-19. There will be 5 games played each day, for a total of 20. The SUPER ruleset, the same that was used at PGC 2021 and all of 2022 so far, will be used to score points. There is a total prize pool of $500,000 USD, with the winner taking home $100,000.
The jersey designs for each team have also been released. They’re available for ordering only within Thailand, or can be purchased at the event.
Teams to watch
- Chen “MMing” Yinan
- Zhou “ZpYan1” Pinyan
- Zuo “Aixleft” Zixuan
- Wei “xxxLu” Daying
Team China are certainly the favourites to win the PUBG Nations Cup. Featuring two of the 2021 World Champions, MMing and ZpYan1, alongside a veteran in xxxLu and possibly Asia’s most skilled player in Aixleft. Team China is stacked and it will take a tremendous effort for any team to beat them.
Team South Korea
- Kim “LashK” Dong-jun
- Na “Inonix” Hee-joo
- Cho “seoul” Gi-yeol
- Park “Loki” Jung-young
Team Korea are the second favourite team to take home the title. Starring three of Asia’s biggest fraggers – LashK, seoul, and Inonix – they’ll have plenty of firepower. The inclusion of Loki is interesting – he’s had good results in the past, but has struggled to find success over the last two years. Can his experience bring Team Korea together?
- James “TGLTN” Giezen
- Alexander “Monty” Watters
- Luke “Luke12” Newey
- Lachlan “Fludd” Thompson
If any team can challenge Korea and China at the PUBG Nations Cup, it will be Team Australia. The Land Down Under fields a lineup of stars.
TGLTN has repeatedly proven himself as the best player in North America, and took home yet another regional MVP award in the Continental Series 6. Luke12 and Fludd are both stars in their own right with plenty of experience. Monty is a new face and a bit of a wildcard, but helped Team Bliss to a 5th-place finish in PCS6 APAC recently, taking home a number of individual awards.
- Anssi “mxey” Pekkonen
- Daniel “D1gg3r1” Luusua
- Timi “curexi” Tenhula
- Paavo “Pag3” Voutilainen
Likely Europe’s best roster, Team Finland has a lot of talent. curexi and Pag3 were runners-up at PGC 2021 with Heroic. mxey and D1gg3r1 are each some of Europe’s most skilled players. This is a well-rounded roster that should compete at the top.
The full list of PNC teams and players can be found here.