We’re set to keep the PGI EU Qualifier action rolling with the Round-of-320! The week’s break between Round 1 & 2 is almost over and starting this Saturday, May 19th, the competition will become noticeably tougher.
The playing field has been cut down by half as only 320 teams remain. This leaves us with 16 lobbies, filled by 20 teams apiece. And the requirements to advance to the next got a lot harsher as well. While the previous round allowed the top 10 teams per lobby to advance on further, now that we’ve reached the Round-of-320, only the five best teams per lobby will remain in the running for those coveted PGI 2018 spots. Which 80 teams will survive the weekend?
With lots of strong groups to choose from filled with well known pro teams, winners from the previous round and aspiring open qualifier teams we picked out some groups to keep an eye on.
Talk about a stacked group. Lots of well known organizations as well as impressive open qualifier teams - this group is bound to come down to the wire. Team Liquid, Wind and Rain, Ninjas in Pyjamas and Alliance are names well known to esports fans and especially those that follow PUBG. Add to that aggressive teams like N7 and North Sea Gaming and you’ve got yourself a highly competitive group. This is one to watch out for.
You can’t help but expect exciting things from a group that contains Rogue, Team Crimson and Method amongst others. Rogue and Method are mainstays at PUBG LAN events, filled with some of the best players the game has to offer. But one of the most exciting teams in the group might the Team Crimson. If you’re not familiar with this squad, you will be after this weekend. In the previous round they laid down the law with 57 kills while finishing in first place of their group - the second most aggressive performance in the qualifiers so far! By the way, Rogue was the third most aggressive team with 56 kills, so get ready for some fireworks.
We can’t go without mentioning whichever group FaZe Clan are in. After the show they put on in the first round with 77 kills in 4 maps we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next. And keeping their recent tournament performances in mind, they are definitely one of the front runners to win the EU Qualifiers, since it’d be hard to imagine PGI 2018 without the Scandinavian powerhouse. Sit back and enjoy the show.