PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is one of the hottest games on the market today. The Steam Early Access title has been bought over 20+ million times, and has millions playing at once on Steam. So, it’s not surprising that an esports movement is growing for it. After all, with the ability to have 100 people play on one map, it allows for a lot of people to play. In fact, there’s another tournament set to start this week, the IEM Oakland Invitational. Here are the details.
First off, the event will take place in the Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, during the days of November 18th and 19th. What’s more, if you can’t make it to the event, it will be streamed both during the matches, and will have “daily recaps” to catch you up on anything you missed.
Now, what makes the IEM Oakland Invitational unique is that it’s being run by ESL, and is the first stadium even for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, making this a truly special event.
As if that wasn’t enough, the game’s format is being slightly altered so that the event will have a decisive winner. Instead of a free-for-all, the matches will be in teams, and the winner will be determined over the course of eight matches, that way there’s no confusion of who was the better team. And with 12 teams participating in the event, you’re still guaranteed to be getting a lot of action. Especially with a prize pool of $200,000 up for grabs.
The team at Bluehole, developers of the game, want to thank all who participate and watch this event. They hope you have a wonderful time watching exciting matches.