PUBG Global Invitational S Survival Tournament Begins This Weekend
The PUBG Global Invitational S going on right now is basically like a mini-season of esports for the battle royale game to kick off this year’s competitions. Right in the middle of that particular event is another known as the PUBG Global Invitational S Survival event.
PUBG Global Invitational S Survival Event Details Revealed
The PUBG Global Invitational S Survival event is a special tournament that will offer fans and the players something unique in the middle of the current seasonal offering that we have going on as a simple addition to it. It is separate from everything else happening in the Invitational but is exciting nonetheless.
Krafton has revealed how this PUBG Global Invitational S Survival will work, which kicks off this weekend. It will begin later today, Friday, March 5, and go through the weekend, ending on Sunday, March 7. The Survival tournament will be a unique break from the usual gameplay.
Like the Invitational, the PUBG Global Invitational S Survival will feature 32 teams competing in this unique tournament and feature the same teams as the main event. They come from eight regions around the world and have been invited to this tournament and the main Invitational.
As we are right in the Invitational middle, this will give us all a nice earned break from the usual competition and offer something unique with its format, rules, and prizes. There is a smaller but still significant $60,000 prize pool, with half of that going to the first-place team.
How the Survival Event Works
How it works is that the 32 teams from the Invitational will be taken and then divided up into eight groups with four teams per group. The competition will feature this group-based format. The tournament will continue this way pretty much until the end.
The teams’ previous performance actually determines the groups during the recent Week 3 that happened in the Invitational proper. These eight groups will then compete during this weekend in matches. The top eight teams in the group stage will then go to the next round.
The next round of the tournament will feature the top eight teams competing against one another to find out who the top four teams will be after those matches. Once the top four have been determined, they will be in the final round, and the winner will be figured out from among them.
Like the usual Invitational, there is a new Pick ‘Em challenge that is happening this weekend, offering players the chance to select who they think the tournament winner will be. You can still purchase items in the game that will benefit the overall prize pool, with 30% of the proceeds going directly to it.
Matches Will Have Different Rules
You’ll be able to watch all of the PUBG Global Invitational S Survival action on the usual channels, like the YouTube and Twitch channels for English viewers, plus there will be separate streams in many other languages as well around Twitch.
The PUBG Global Invitational S Survival tournament will feature some different matches in battle royale than what fans are used to in this current event. Since this is a shorter and very different event, the matches will be equally different from what we know.
The battle royale matches will have different rules than normal ones with a blue zone that is much faster than usual. The blue zone will shrink quicker, causing the match speed and style to differ from what we are used to in competitions like this one.
This means that players will not waste time going around looking for loot and other players as much as they will need to worry about the quickly shrinking blue zone. It will require different strategies compared to the normal Invitational.
Teams Will Likely Need to Play Differently in These Matches
We wouldn’t be surprised if some teams that generally do quite well in standard matches do not as well here in this competition and vice versa. Teams will be encouraged to make quick decisions and focus on grabbing what they can then move on.
This means that players will need to be quicker than usual and more flexible in their strategies, making swift decisions on the fly and knowing when to fight and when to fly. It should make the PUBG Global Invitational S Survival an entertaining tournament this weekend.
When this weekend is over, it will be back to business as usual for the PUBG Global Invitational S and the 32 teams involved with it. We are right in the middle of this seasonal-like competition where teams are competing every week, advancing through and gaining points based on how well they do each week.
Everything changes every week to keep the teams fresh and on their toes, as they earn more cash in the various matches and events. It will keep going this way until the end of the Invitational in a few weeks. The end is scheduled for March 28 as the first of several significant events planned for this year in PUBG esports.
The PUBG Global Invitational S Survival outcome will have no bearing on the overall Invitational this month, so it is just a one-off chance to have some fun and potentially earn some cash in the process.