As the interest in PUBG Corp’s game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground continues to grow, the prominent esports league, Global Loot League (GLL) will be one of the first tournaments in the world to offer prize money to the players. Lasting from February 2 this year, until the final week of April, thousands of players will compete for $50,000 in prize money.
After the huge success of the GLL Pre-Season last year, GLL will launch a full regular season featuring 80 of the best teams in the world. They will duke it out - not only for chicken dinners, but for $50,000 in total prize money making it one of the premier leagues for PUBG.
The Global Loot League (GLL) will see its first season open with qualifiers on February 2 this year. Anyone can join, and given the right skills and qualifications they have the potential to become full-fledged pros!
“Last year we entered a partnership to explore the world of PUBG. We saw the potential with the early adopters, quickly realizing this game had a clear potential to become one of the biggest esports titles in the world. It turns out we were right about that,” said Simon Sundén, VP and Head of esports at GLL.
PUBG was launched as Early Access for PC users in March 2017, and quickly rose to the position as the most popular PC game on Steam. The full version of the game was just released less than a month ago, and already has over 30 million users on all platforms with a record of over 3.2 million concurrent players on Steam, shattering all previous records. PUBG has also expanded to the Xbox where over three million players explore the preview version of the game.
“Now anyone, anywhere in the world will have a chance to qualify for the regular season with all the pro teams, we're also proud to announce that there will be much more at stake than just the glory,” says Simon Sundén.
“All the regular season matches will be played every Wednesday both for the European and North American divisions. Everything will be broadcasted live from Stockholm in a brand-new studio, driven by the same production team that the community praised during the pre-season. This time we'll add more production resources to bring it up a notch and do it even better,” concludes Simon Sundén.
The GLL match dates will be broadcasted on Twitch - February 14, 21, 28 and March 7, 14, 21 with the Grand Final weekend on April 22-24.
GLL is brand by G:loot which is an esports platform that makes it possible for any player to play against friends and other opponents for real money in games they love. G:loot is available cross platform - you choose whether you want to play on your mobile, tablet or PC. G:loot was founded in 2013 by Patrik Nybladh and has had their unique platform on the market since the winter of 2015. Today G:loot has 25 employees and on the board of directors are: Johan Persson, co-founder of MAG Interactive, Simon Sundén, former head of Esports at MTGx and Håkan Jerner, CEO Tre Kronor Media and former Nordic Director at Unibet.