Two UK players in final stand-off during Gamescom’s first PUBG Invitational match

Two UK players were the last men standing in the first solo Player Unknown's Battlegrounds esports match at Gamescom today.

TSM's Gary "BreaK" Marshal and Team Liquid's Daniel "Hayz" Heaysman took part in a patient 1v1 duel at the end of the game, with the clock ticking down.

Hayz initially had the upper hand over BreaK, and was watching from behind a tree as BreaK took down the third remaining player.

 

"Anyone who wins this will be a good player but they will have luck on their side, and I had luck on my side in that game."
TSM BreaK

 

Hayz strafed to his right and got the first few shots off on BreaK, but was unable to kill him outright.

Once BreaK learnt of Hayz' position, a stand-off ensured, with no man's land between the two players.

Eventually, it was BreaK who got the victory, earning himself 500 points in the first match of the day, after picking up 11 kills.

BreaK told ESL in a rather humble interview after the game that he 'kind of made up his gameplan as he went along'.

"I might die first in the next game, there's a lot of RNG involved in Battlegrounds," he said. "A lot of good players could have easily killed me.

"Anyone who wins this will be a good player but they will have luck on their side, and I had luck on my side in that game."

BreaK and British casters Pansy and Richard Simms tweeted after the match:

BreaK ended up finishing second in the solo tournament, and Hayz finished third. The winner was Korean player and former Overwatch pro Evermore.

The PUBG Invitational at Gamescom features a $350,000 prize pool and is the first true esports test for the smash hit PC game of 2017.

Today's stream of the first match pulled in more than 125,000 viewers on Twitch.

Further reading: 'Battle royale games have a big place in the future of esports' - Team Liquid sign UK PUBG players

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