PUBG in esports: Everything you need to know


100 enter, but only 1 can win.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and esports

100 players are dropped onto an island; the last one standing wins. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is the game that popularised the now-global phenomenon of battle-royale shooters, establishing a brand new genre when it launched in Steam's Early Access program in March 2017. Matches consist of up to 100 players parachuting down onto a large island or map and fighting it out using the equipment sprawled around the area. Teams can be formed for a group victory or you can fly solo – either way, the objective is simple: out-survive everyone else and be the last one standing.

The players

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds can be both a solo affair and a team-based game with a small squad of players working together. Most matches will have a combination of both in the mix. In esports tournaments, teams enter into the 80 places available each match and fight to survive in the royal rumble.

Ranking Team Earnings (AUD) Tournaments won
1 Luminosity Gaming $107,406.60 2
2 against All authority $76,719.00 1
3 Cloud9 $63,932.50 3
4 Tempo Storm $43,154.44 1
5 Team Kongdoo $40,769.76 2
6 Noble eSports $38,359.50 1
7 Team SoloMid $28,130.30 2
8 FaZe Clan $25,573.00 1
9 Team Liquid $20,458.40 2
10 Digital Chaos $19,179.75 1


Winning a chicken dinner is not all it takes to emerge victorious in a PUBG tournament; multiple points including first placements all add up to crown the victor.

There are numerous online PUBG tournaments and leagues, and you can sign up to them by visit their official sites. Most tournaments and leagues are open to the public, but there are some that are exclusive and invite-only. Some tournaments require players to qualify for entry, but usually it's first come, first served.

Click to buy PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Click to buy PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds from Microsoft Store

PUBG will drop you into a competitive survival battle where you’ll engage in a heart-racing fight to be the last player left alive.

View details

Esports professionals are granted access to the higher-ranked tournaments, where larger pools of money are up for grabs along with the chance to move onto higher rankings. The European and North American circuits run throughout the year, with the winners of each region taking home large sums of prize money and the top placement in their league. As PUBG is still a new esport, there are only EU and NA tournaments in the professional end so far, but as the game grows in popularity a world championship is sure to be added down the line.

For more information about Australian esports, head over to our esports hub.

Latest PUBG news

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Latest gaming deals on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site