This weekend saw more incredible PUBG action than you can shake a pan at as players from Oceania, Asia, Europe, South America and North America duked it out to qualify for the Broadcaster Royale Live Finals coming up later this month at TwitchCon in sunny San Jose, California. Players each played five rounds which ran the gamut between normal, everyday PUBG to unique, skill-testing custom modes, including fan-favourite Hack, Slash, and Throw (which featured plenty of melee weapons, grenades, and vehicles, but absolutely no firearms or crossbows to speak of).
There’s a lot of Battlegrounds action to unpack, so let’s get to it!
Team Half 50 started strong in the Asian invitational finals, with back to back 2nd place finishes and a coveted Chicken Dinner in game three, which allowed them to coast to the top spot in the region. Also impressive was 3rd place PUMAC, who came from nowhere in the final two rounds, finishing 3rd and 1st to secure their trip to California.
The top three teams qualified in Asia for the Live Final at TwitchCon:
In a hard fought battle that saw five teams earn over a thousand points each, it was Shadye and ssquirtlex who emerged the victors. While many teams took the occasional Chicken Dinner it was this duo’s consistency (finishing 6th, 7th, 3rd, 3rd, and 16th) and their Region-high 17 kills that propelled them to victory.
The top eight teams qualified in Europe for the Live Finals at TwitchCon:
- Shadye + ssquirtlex (Shadye and ssquirtlex)
- pago3 + KnorkiS (pago3 and KnorkiS)
- Czech This Out (thecobrra and d0ublle_)
- We Love Horses (sansensworld and 69horseman69)
- ceh9 + moon_pubg (ceh9 and moon_pubg)
- redgiebeardo + hawkistream (redgiebeardo and hawkistream)
- twitchBladecito + Longo16 (bladecito and longopubg)
- Mrtweeday + sprEEEzy (Mrtweeday and sprEEEzy)
Meanwhile, south of the equator, Otaku y Anti Otaku leapfrogged PANAMA with 403 point round (a Chicken Dinner and 9 kills). When looking at points for placement alone Otaku y Anti Otaku would have finished 2nd, but with kills worth 17 points apiece they were able to bridge the canal that PANAMA formed and took the top spot.
The top three qualified in South America for the Live Finals at TwitchCon:
- Otaku y Anti Otaku (ernzxr and Pand4e_)
- PANAMA (Papaya and Yalal)
- CaC4 (GabrielCanedoGames and C4vi4r)
Team Lyron pushed hard, with a 5th round Chicken Dinner, but it was not enough as Moxinity claimed the top spot in North America. All in all, eight teams qualified in the Region, with Ambush qualifying by a mere 20 points over the 9th place competitors. Moxinity feasted on their opponents with 30 kills over the five games, including back to back 10 kill games. The closest team to Moxinity for kills was Lyron, with an admirable, but distant 21.
The top eight qualified in North America for the Live Finals at TwitchCon:
- Moxinity (Moczy and DatTrinity)
- Lyron (Chun and Lyeraa)
- Chicken Nuggets (KatContii and godspeedfps)
- Afflux + Woo1y (woolytv and Afflux)
- Fried Chickens (mattstonie and raikar_tv)
- Boom Roasted (Boom and coffee4fuel)
- IRL DUO (taryn and machinegunnerusmc)
- Ambush (lolfranco and eugenetvv)
Moving into the Open Finals we start our journey down under in Oceania. Despite a strong effort by FinalWave (TheKarukat and MineDrake) in the final round it was Tilted (HawksCanFly_ and HappyVitez) who took home the top spot and only berth into TwitchCon. Tilted finished no lower than 13th (2nd, 5th, 7th, 1st, and 13th) recording a lobby-high 16 kills.
Asia proved to be incredibly competitive, with eight teams within 200 points of the leader. Things were looking good for MSK #2 (djlol and chrysaniaa) as their 3 matches saw them finish 2nd, 1st, and 7th. The fourth game spelled disaster, though, as they finished 32nd, opening the door for a handful of other teams. In the end, the difference between 1st and 2nd was less than two kills, but in the end MSK #2 edged out ButterflyGG (mmakoztv and i3utterfle3) by a mere 26 points to earn the TwitchCon spot.
On the other side of the mainland, CHAOS (ewanng and PaG3) rode to an easy victory over Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP_Nbs and NiP_Gaxy). A full 200 points separated the two, with CHAOS racking up an impressive 27 kills in total (including ten kills in two different games). It turns out that finished first in one game, then second in another two games is preeeetty good when there are 39 teams competing.
Across the ocean, closing off our day, we saw Wildcard Gaming (WC_toumai and WC_Sharpshot) romp to the top spot. Despite having one less kill than second place Wonka Tank (BillWonka and YourFriendlyTank), Wildcard had two Chicken Dinners, alongside a fourth place finish to take the W by 248 points.
If you’re looking for more amazing Broadcaster Royale action, you need to tune in at TwitchCon where all these invited teams will face a gauntlet of challenges that will push the boundaries of their PUBG expertise. If you liked the demolition derby that was Hack, Slash, and Throw you do not want to miss out on this!
- October 26
- 1:30pm – 7:30pm (PDT)
- October 27
- 1:30pm – 7:30pm (PDT)
- October 28
- 10:30am – 4:30pm (PDT)