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Players representing 16 territories across four regions will compete in the four day event for their share of $500,000 USD
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - May 31, 2022 - KRAFTON, Inc. today revealed the full details for PUBG Nations Cup 2022 (PNC), a global PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS esports event where 16 national teams will compete in Bangkok, Thailand across four days for their share of a $500,000 prize pool.
Event Schedule
PNC 2022 returns after a two-year hiatus and runs from June 16 through June 19 in Bangkok, Thailand at the TRUE ICON Hall in ICONSIAM Mall with the matches beginning each day at 1:00 PM CEST. The event is the first PUBG Esports event to return to a live audience since the PUBG GLOBAL Championship in November 2019. To celebrate, KRAFTON is distributing free tickets on-site at the TRUE ICON Hall. The venue accommodates up to 1,200 spectators and tickets will be distributed first-come, first-served.
Event and Points Structure
PNC 2022 brings together 64 players from 16 territories across four regions ranging from Europe (United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, Turkey), the Americas (United States, Canada, Brazil, Argentina), Asia Pacific (Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia) and Asia (Korea, China, Japan, Chinese Taipei)..
Europe will be represented by four formidable squads, each featuring top pro players such as Team UK’s Fexx (FaZe Clan), Finland’s mxey (Team Liquid), Myca (Thunder) from Germany, and Smash (BBL Esports) from Turkey. With passionate local support behind each team, there will be no lack of motivation to ensure the PNC 2022 trophy comes home.
PNC will follow the ‘point rule’ structure that combines elimination points and placement points. There will be five matches per day with a total of 20 matches played on Erangel and Miramar. The team that collects the most overall points after 20 matches will be crowned the PNC 2022 champions.
Prize Pool Breakdown
The purse for PNC 2022 is $500,000 USD and the prize money for the top three teams will be distributed as follows:

  • First-Place: $100,000 USD
  • Second-Place: $58,000 USD
  • Third-Place: $50,000 USD

Pick’em Challenge
The Pick’em Challenge returns for PNC 2022 and viewers will have the opportunity to predict the final winning team. Voting coupons used to pick the winner can be obtained by purchasing in-game PNC 2022 skins and items. Thirty percent of the net sales will be contributed to the overall prize pool and distributed to participating teams.
Broadcast & Channel Details
Catch all of the PNC 2022 action on the PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Twitch, YouTube and Facebook channels. Local broadcasts in German and Turkish will also be available.
More information on PUBG Esports is available at and on official social media channels: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch and TikTok. Further assets and press releases are available on the official PUBG Esports press room.

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About KRAFTON, Inc.
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion, and Unknown Worlds, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, NEW STATE MOBILE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit

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