PUBG Global Championship Preview: It’s finally time for the PUBG Global Championship! The 32 qualified teams have been grinding all year in preparation for this moment. There are so many narratives heading into the tournament. There is a new update, new faces on the scene, and a team is hoping to win their second title in a row. Can NewHappy retain its title?
The PUBG Global Championship 2022 is the first major tournament that will be played with new animations released in the latest PUBG update. The publishers have assured us that the update won’t affect the gameplay, but we will have to wait and see.
The PUBG Global Championship preview is one of the biggest esports events we have covered in terms of overall size. There are a total of 32 teams competing! They have come from all over and converged in Dubai to compete in PUBG’s most significant event of the year.
Asia is by far the most represented region, with 12 teams. Europe is a close second with eight, and the other two have six representing them in the PUBG Global Championship.
Here are all 32 teams, along with their respective regions:
- Twisted Minds
- FaZe Clan
- Question Mark
- BBL Esports
- NewHappy Esports
- 17 Gaming
- Petrichor Road
- Tianba Esports
- Danawana esports
- TakeMeAway Gaming
- Global Esports Xsset
- Donut USG
- Daytrade Gaming
- The Expendables
- Buriram United Esports
- Cerberus Esports
- Theerathon Five
- 22 Esports
- Wildcard Gaming
The PUBG Global Championship 2022 will run from Nov. 1-20 as teams from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and APAC compete for the $2 million prize pool and glory. Here is a complete breakdown of the tournament schedule and how teams will progress as the tournament goes on.
Group Stage: Nov. 1-6
The 32 teams have been split into two groups of 16 teams (A and B) and will feature weekly Group Stage matches to determine Winner and Loser brackets. The qualified teams will play 15 matches between each group across three days. The top eight teams from each group will be placed in a Winners Bracket, and the bottom eight teams in each group in a Losers Bracket.
Winners Bracket: Nov. 8-9
Following the Group Stage, the Winners Bracket will battle it out throughout ten matches over two days. The top eight teams will have a direct spot in the Grand Final. The bottom eight teams from the Winners Bracket will go into Losers Bracket 2 for another chance to reach the Grand Final stage.
Losers Bracket Phase 1: Nov. 10-11
The first Losers Bracket phase will consist of the bottom eight teams from each of Group A and B. The stage will feature ten matches over two days, where the top eight teams will advance to Losers Bracket 2, while the bottom seven teams will move into the Grand Survival stage. Finally, the bottom team of Losers Bracket 1 will be eliminated.
Losers Bracket Phase 2: Nov. 12-13
The final Losers Bracket will consist of the bottom eight teams from the Winners Bracket and the top eight teams from Losers Bracket 1, who will similarly battle in 10 matches across two days. Only the top four teams will be granted seats in the Grand Final. The remaining 12 teams will move on to the Grand Survival stage.
Grand Survival: Nov. 14
The Grand Survival stage is the last chance for participating teams to make the final 16 Grand Finals squads competing for the PGC 2022 crown.
This stage consists of 19 teams, 12 from Losers Bracket 2 and seven from the Losers Bracket 1 – with the bottom three teams from Losers Bracket 1 in a waiting queue.
The Grand Survival will only grant four chances to progress to the Grand Finals. In each match, the team winning the Chicken Dinner will advance, and the next team will join the remaining 15 teams in the line.
Grand Final: Nov. 17-20
Following the completion of the Grand Survival stage, the best of the best in 2022 will finally compete against each other until one team claims the PGC 2022 throne. The Grand Final will consist of twenty matches over four days. Whichever team comes out ranked on top of the standings list will be crowned the new champions of the PUBG Global Championship!
Group Stage Placements and Betting Odds
As the teams battle it out and prepare for the Grand Final, all 32 have been split into two groups. These groups have been balanced based on their accumulated points throughout the season.
Here are the teams in each group, along with their betting odds to win the PUBG Global Championship:
|Global Esports Xsset||+4500|
|Buriram United Esports||+2100|
For fans who want to bet on esports, this section is for you! The PUBG Global Championship has plenty of teams who can win it all, but three major teams are the ones to watch going into the Group Stage and beyond. Those teams are NewHappy, FaZe, and Ge.G. FaZe is the only one on the list with betting odds above 1000, but you can never count them out.
2022 has been extraordinary for NewHappy. They won both the PUBG Champions League 2022 Summer and Spring tournaments, which is simply bonkers. NewHappy hasn’t finished lower than second in the past five events.
NewHappy appears to be unbeatable at the moment. They have won multiple significant victories over the past few seasons. The previous PUBG Global Championship winners hope to secure another win and defend their title. This team is dangerously good, but the competition will be challenging, as it could be anyone’s game.
It’s been a few years since Gen.G won the PUBG Global Championship. Are they good enough to claim another world title? We certainly think so, especially considering that Gen.G has four top 3 finishes this season.
While 2022 has been somewhat of a down year for Gen.G, the roster is still loaded with talent. Their most significant victories this season have been the Battlegrounds Smash Cup Season 6 & 7 tournaments. Gen.G at +700 is a smart bet for those reasons. They are also favored to top the group, so keep an eye on them.
Concluding Our PUBG Global Championship Preview: FaZe Clan might not be one of the favorites going to the PUBG Global Championship, but they are still one of the most skilled teams heading into the tournament. In the last two years, they have only placed below 2nd place once. They have also kept most of the same squad, minus D1gg3r1, over that time. At +1300, you can’t go wrong with betting on FaZe.Follow us on Twitter