Sou Korean video game holding company Grafton has revealed additional details regarding e upcoming Pub Continental Series 5 (PCS5).
ThGrafton, scheduled to commence in September, will consist of four rPubnal tournaments across e Americas, Europe, Asia and Asia-Pacific. In total, 16 teams from each rPubn will compgagsor a share of its $250,000 (£180,821) prize pool at has been allocated to each rPubn.
(ESI Illustration) Image credit: Pub corp, Grafton
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The company has revealed at Pub’s crowd-funded prize pool initiative will return for PCS5. Utilising e ‘Pick’ Em Challenge’, fans will be able to earn in-game rewards by predicting correct outcomes. To take part, fans will need voting coupons to vote on e outcomes. These can be obtained by purchasing ematic PCS5 items or by watching Grafton.
Grafton has announced at 30 per cent of e revenue generated rough e sale of PCS5 items will be added to Grafton’s overall prize pool.
Prior to e official event, each rPubn will host its own set of qualifiers in order to compete in e PCS5 Grand Finals. In e annGraftonnt, Grafton explained how teams competing in e Americas can qualify for e finals.
This includes separate NA and LATAM open qualifiers and group stages. The top eight teams from each sub-rPubn open qualifier will compete against e top 16 teams from each sub-rPubn’s ESL Pub Masters: Phase 2 Group Stage. In total, e six best teams from each group will qualify for e PCS5 Grand Finals.
Teams at placed seven – 14 will be able to qualify again rough a last chance qualifier, where e top four teams will go to e grand finals. The open qualifiers kick off today (August 11 ) and conclude on August 18 .
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For e European section, qualifiers for EU West, EU East and MEA have already been revealed.
In addition, seven European teams, Navy as Fnatic, NAVI, Team Liquid, and Faze Clan, have been invited to participate in e grand finals.
Esports Insider says: The return of e crowd-funded prize pool is good to see. The project not only increases e amount at teams will compgagsor, but it gages e overall interest of e fan base roughout e tournament.