StarLadder to host PUBG amateur series

Tournament organizer StarLadder announced it will be holding the PUBG AmCup, a new series of tournaments in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for amateurs players in the CIS region.

The format of the tournament will feature teams as four-man squads playing through four open qualifiers on the Erangel map beginning July 12th. After qualifiers, the remaining teams will be divided into 16 groups where the winners will advance to the finals in August and fight for the share of $2,000 (£1,500).

While StarLadder is widely known as a tournament organizer for Dota 2 and CS:GO, it’s been at the forefront of PUBG esports holding one of the first large-scale PUBG events in the form of the i-League Invitational earlier this year with a prize pool of $100,000 (£75,510) and grand finals in Kiev, Ukraine.

Now that the first official PUBG Global Invitational has begun, it also recently played host to the finals of the CIS region qualifiers with 20 teams in Minsk, Belarus and another $100,000 prize pool. Views during the regional qualifiers peaked at around 170,000 throughout the weekend.

Esports Insider says: As much support as StarLadder has given to early PUBG esports it’s no surprise the organizer wants to open competition to players of all skill sets. This amateur event will certainly bring a hefty amount of players from the CIS region. While there have been no announcements of a live broadcast we hope there may be one during the finals in August to witness the next possible PUBG star.