The 2019 PUBG Global Championship kicks off this weekend with teams from around the world battling it out. \n \nFour-player professional PUBG teams are facing off to become the 2019 PUBG Global Champions and to take their share of a 2 million USD prize pool. \n \nThe Global Championship is the final event of the first-ever PUBG Esports season and will be the conclusion of an exciting year of matches. \n \nTeams have been facing off all year in weekly combat while climbing up the ranks to earn a shot in this live tournament. \n \nIt will take place across three weekends, starting with the Group Stage, then the Semifinals, and ends with the Global Finals. \n \nWhat regions will be competing and how many teams are competing: \n \nThere are nine competitive regions, including Oceania, Latin America, North America, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Southeast Asia. \n \n32 teams have qualified for the 2019 PUBG Global Championship. \n \nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=ewMKPZWfhSU \n \nHere is a breakdown of how the tournament is formatted. \n \nGroup Stage: \nDates: November 8 – 10 \nVenue: OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, California USA \n \nTo start, there will be 32 teams in the PUBG 2019 Global Championship, and each team has four players. \n \nThe 32 teams will be split into two groups of 16 and face off during the first two days of the weekend. The top eight teams from each group at the end of the second day will move on to the semifinals. \n \nOn the third day, the bottom half of each group, eight teams from each, will face off in the Elimination Stage. At the end of this day, eight teams will be eliminated from the Global Championship, and eight teams will live to game another day. \n \nAltogether, there will be 24 teams that make it out of the Group Stage weekend and will still be competing for the championship. \n \nSemifinals: November 15 – 17 \nVenue: OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, California USA \nThe remaining 24 teams will be broken down into three groups of eight teams. Each group will play against another group via a round-robin system, and each team will play multiple matches a day. The top 16 teams at the end of the weekend will head to the Grand Finals. \n \nGrand Finals: \nDates: November 23 – 24 \nVenue: Oakland Arena in Oakland, California USA \n \nThe 16 teams that survived the Group Stage and the Semifinals will battle it out over two days, leaving one team left standing, crowning them the inaugural PUBG Global Champions. \n \nGamers will be using the ZOWIE XL2546 exclusively, the official monitor of the 2019 PUBG Global Championship. \n \nWhat is PUBG? \nPlayersUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an extremely popular online multiplayer battler royal game, and it was released in March of 2017.