PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a multiplayer online battle royale video game that is new to the world of eSports. ESL, the world’s largest esports company, also recently announced that it would be partnering with PUBG developer and publisher Bluehole to bring the title to the world’s largest video games and gaming convention, Gamescom.
What will set PUBG apart in the world of eSports is the fact that its gameplay calls for unique event structuring. As Bluehole vice president Dr. Chang Han Kim says: "If you look at professional eSports, it’s usually one team vs. the other. But this is different. We need 100 players."
As the best-selling game of 2017, PUBG has been singled out as an up-and-coming eSport. This will only be amplified by the fact that it is set to be ported to Xbox One where and prominently featured in a marketing campaign from Microsoft.