On Sunday 22 November, Northern Lights won the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Continental Series (PCS) 3 Europe Grand Finals– standing out against 15 other teams to declare the lion’s share of the $200,000 USD prize pot. This is the second PCS title for the roster– consisting of Yaroslav ‘spyrro’ Kuvichko, Aleksandr ‘BatulinS’ Batulin, Dmytro ‘Perfect1ks’ Dubeniuk and Kirill ‘Lu’ Lukianov– having won the PCS Europe Charity Showdown previously this year.
The rest of the prize pot will be divided in between the other Grand Finalists, with teams who completed in the Group Phase also getting payments. In addition to the $200,000 prize pot, PCS3 Europe teams will also gain from the Pick ‘Em Challenge, with 25% of income from global in-game PCS3 item sales being dispersed amongst teams in Europe and other areas.
The Grand Finals took place throughout 3 weekends, where lineups played one another over 24matches The first 4 match days were controlled by 3 teams, with Northern Lights, Twister Energy and Digital Sports leading early on, and heading into the final weekend with just 10 points separating the sides
The 3 teams kept up their momentum, with Northern Lights and Digital Sports selecting up the first 2 wins of Day 5, and PUBG esports heavyweights FaZe Clan and Natus Vincere also winning a match each. In one of the most remarkable matches of the day, Digital Sports’ CodeMarco took 9 kills, causing substantial damage on hisopponents Fans were also dealt with to an exceptional performance from Fuzzface in a 13-kill win for FaZe Clan.
The enjoyment continued on Day 6 as Northern Lights and Digital Sports staked their claim for the PCS3 Europe title. Northern Lights took the first win of the day, nevertheless were knocked out early in thesecond match This permitted Digital Sports to when again turn up the pressure, winning the second match and taking 7 kills along theway Team Liquid protected a remarkable win in the 3rd match of the day, indicating lineups had whatever to play for in thefinal game Team Liquid also won the last match of the tournament, climbing up above Digital Sports to take second place, however it was inadequate to protect the title. Northern Lights were deservedly crowned champions after regularly outshining their opponents over the course of PCS3 Europe, and having an exceptional closing weekend.
That covered up the last of the 4 PCS competitions of 2020, and fans can now look forward to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Global Invitational (PGI.S) — a live PUBG esports tournament taking place in South Korea with a $3.5 million USD prize pot. For more information about PUBG esports, please check out the official Twitter or Instagram pages.
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