We now have our hands on some info on Nations Cup, one of the most anticipated events in PUBG, but the invite list has many puzzled.

PUBG has released the first round of details for the long-anticipated Nations Cup. One of PUBG’s most popular events, the tournament hasn’t run since 2019, and will be making its return later this year, live in Thailand.

However, not unusually for PUBG, some aspects of the event have sparked controversy.

Nations Cup information

The PUBG Nations Cup 2022 will be taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 16-19. The main event will be 15 total matches spread over three days, playing on the SUPER ruleset which awards teams points for kills and placements. As the tournament in total takes place over four days, one will be set aside for an unannounced “special event match”.

The participating countries will be:

Americas:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Argentina

Asia-Pacific:

  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • Australia

Asia:

  • South Korea
  • China
  • Japan
  • Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)

Europe:

  • United Kingdom
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Turkey

Due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, reigning champions Russia will not be competing.

Germany invite causes controversy

Despite this being an event the community has long wished to come back, it wouldn’t be a PUBG announcement without some controversy. The invite of Germany to Nations Cup has many puzzled. Of the two major European events that have taken place so far in 2022, G-Loot Season 5 and the PSL Spring Showdown, no German players have even made the finals. No German players are on a team with any Global Championship points right now.

Many voiced their opinion that Denmark, a very successful nation in PUBG, would have been much better to be invited. Some asked PUBG to do away with invites completely and run qualifiers, making sure the best teams got invited.

Some also noted that having just 15 games to determine the champion was a fairly low amount, especially for a big international competition.

No matter what, Nations Cup will be a fun event. It’s unique in esports right now, and fans have wanted it for a long time. But seeing some of the best nations in the world not be invited is disappointing.


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Shawn

Shawn "Germanicus" Heerema

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A writer from Niagara, Canada, Shawn covers VALORANT, League of Legends, and PUBG. He previously wrote for THESPIKE.GG and is a journalism student at Ryerson University. He has also been accredited press for Worlds 2021 and VALORANT Champions.