UK streamer Christopher “Sacriel” Ball is part of a star-studded streamer line-up taking part in the newly announced PGI Charity Showdown.
PUBG Corporation has today announced the unique PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds event, which takes place next Friday (July 27th) at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, starting at 7am Pacific Time.
It will see 40 top streamers from around the world and 40 pro gamers team up in groups to battle across four matches to win money (a slice of $1m) for charity. Streamers taking part include Ninja, Shroud, Dr DisRespect, Moondye, Rubiu5, Willyrex and more.
The PGI Charity Showdown will be comprised of four First Person Perspective (FPP) matches set on the originalt PUBG map: Erangel. Each squad will be comprised of two broadcast personalities and two PUBG pros.
They will be competing for $1m in prizes, with the top three squads able to donate their winnings to a charity of their choice.
Announcing the PGI Charity Showdown. Live from #PGI2018, 40 pros + 40 streamers will compete to earn $1 Million for the charity of their choice.
Tune in to see @Ninja @LeFloid @Moondye7 @shroud @DrDisRespect @WillyrexYT @Rubiu5 and more live from Berlin!https://t.co/uWRTOzBMQm pic.twitter.com/tvgHZUjNGS
— PUBG (@PUBG) July 19, 2018
The charity prize pool breakdown is as follows:
- 1st Place Squad: $600,000
- 2nd Place Squad: $300,000
- 3rd Place Squad: $100,000
The tournament is part of the PUBG Global Invitational (PGI) 2018, and fans who have a ticket to any day of PGI will be able to attend the Mercedes-Benz Arena to watch the charity showdown at no extra cost.
PGI will see 20 esports teams from around the world competing between July 25th and 29th to become the PUBG World Champion.
You can watch PGI 2018 and the PGI Charity Showdown over at https://www.twitch.tv/playbattlegrounds.
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