CRAFTON, INC. announced Virtus.pro as the winner of the PCS5 Europe Grand Finals. On Sunday, October 3, the Europe East team – consisting of players Dmytro ‘Perfect1ks’ Dubenyuk, Yaroslav ‘spyrro’ Kuvichko, Kirill ‘Lu’ Lukyanov and Alexander ‘BatulinS’ Batulin – won $52,000 from the prize pool after the Top 15 other teams beat. and the leaderboard for over $250,000.

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In addition to prize pool winnings, all PCS5 Europe teams will benefit from the Pick’Em Challenge, where 30 percent of net sales of global in-game items will be split between Europe, Americas, Asia and APAC.

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Virtus.pro performed strongly throughout the event and continued their good form by winning PCS4 Europe in June. They finished first overall in both weekends one and three and secured the title.

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FaZe Clan got off to a slow start in the tournament, but their experience helped them secure second place and $28,500 in the prize pool, closely followed by Question Mark, who took home third place and $26,500.

xmpl of Natus Vincere, Fexx of FaZe Clan and mxey of Team Liquid were the top players of the tournament with 54 kills each. Xmpl was awarded the Kill Leader for being able to deal the most combined damage of the three players. In addition, there were the following other special awards:

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  • PCS5 MVP: xmpl
  • All PCS teams: xmpl, Gustav, Perfect1ks and mxey
  • Squad of Madness: Virtus.pro

Weekly recap of the tournament

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Week one: Virtus.pro sets the pace

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Virtus.pro went full steam ahead, winning the first game of the finals and topping the week one leaderboard. Although the team had already qualified for the NGK, the team showed no signs of letting up in their quest for the second title.

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BBL Esports’ Smash impressed fans and pundits alike by dominating the week one damage leaderboard and being named Alienware’s Player of the Week. Overall, the group was fairly balanced, with nine teams picking up at least one win over the weekend – a good starting point for the next two rounds.

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Week Two: Natus Vincere takes control

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Natus Vincere was also very successful on the second weekend in Eastern Europe. Led by xmpl, who dealt the most damage of any week 2 contestant, they dismantled their rivals and took the lead in the leaderboards. Eastern European teams Tokyo Manji Gang, EXhalationN and Question Mark also performed well, giving fans the impression that they are currently the strongest region in Europe.

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The experienced teams FaZe Clan and Team Liquid also made life difficult for their opponents with important victories. Despite a better performance, FaZe Clan still needed to earn more PGC points – a strong result last week was essential to earn a qualification spot for the PUBG Global Championship.

Week three: An exciting battle to the end

Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, BBL Esports and HEROIC topped the leaderboard earlier last week, all aiming for first place. Once again, it was Virtus.pro who came out on top on Day 5 with a win and 42 kills over the six matches, closely followed by MEA team Galaktikos who claimed a win and a whopping 39 kills.

Question Mark did well on a busy day 6, winning two matches and racking up 64 kills. The race for the final PGC Qualifier spot for MEA remained exciting right to the end as SMB, Galaktikos and BBL Esports went head to head in recent matches – in the end it was BBL Esports who were too strong for their opponents and came from top overall standings victorious, last safe space.

FaZe Clan also had a strong final. Decisive wins in Game 4 and Game 10 saw PUBG Esports heavyweights move into the PGC.

At the start of the final game, Question Mark was on top of the leaderboard and it looked like they were on the verge of winning their first ever PCS title. However, an incredible 16 kill win by Virtus.pro saw them overtake Question Mark and take the top spot by just a point. It was an incredibly successful year for the team, who also won ESL Summer and PCS4 Europe. As the undisputed strongest team in Europe at the moment, they can look forward to competing against the best teams in the world at the PGC.

The eight European teams that have now officially qualified for PGC 2021 are as follows:

  • Virtus per
  • Faze clan
  • Nathan Vincentre
  • TeamLiquid
  • Question mark
  • HEROES
  • ENCE
  • BBL Esports

For more information on PUBG Esports, visit the PUBG Esports website.

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