PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is gearing up for its first ever stadium esports event at Intel Extreme Masters. Over two days, 20 teams and 80 players will be competing for a prize pool of $200,000, seeing who can loot the best guns, land the most impressive headshots, and ultimately take home the Chicken Dinner.
Taking place in Oakland, California, on Nov 18 and 19 Intel will be bringing in the 20 best teams from across Europe and North America to compete for this huge prize pool.
The entire event will play out in a similar style to a Formula 1 tournament, with teams accruing points based on their finishing position and kills. The latter is to encourage aggressive play and stop players from hiding in a shed for the entire match, presumably. After eight games, the team with the most points wins.
Around 125 Intel PCs will be used by the competitors, each loaded with an Nvidia GTX 1080 GPU, an Intel® Core™ i9-7900 X-Series CPU, and 32GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM.
Here is how the prize pool breaks down:
Here are the teams that will be taking part.
On top of the invited teams, there are eight teams battling it out for four slots in the event, taking each other on in an online qualifier to secure a place on the tournament.