For PUBG esports fans, PUBG Europe League (PEL) is shaping up to be one of the marquee competitions of 2019. Before the first phase kicks off on March 21st, here’s everything you need to know about PEL.
What is PEL?
PUBG Europe League is the top-tier professional PUBG esports league in Europe, organized by PUBG Corp. and StarLadder. PEL features three divisions including: PEL, PEL Contenders, and PEL Open. PEL is home to 16 of Europe’s best PUBG teams while PEL Contenders is the second division made up of 32 professional teams. Amateurs have a chance enter the European pro scene through the PEL Open.
March 21 is the official start date of PUBG Europe League. Phase 1 Kick-Off will run for three weeks, with each match week consisting of four gaming days and five matches per day. The full schedule of Phase 1 Kick-Off is below.
PEL Phase 1 Kick-Off will have six directly invited teams selected for their performances in past PUBG tournaments, and ten teams who survived the PEL qualifiers. Below is the list of the PEL Phase 1 Kick-Off teams.
Unlike Phase 1 Kick-Off, all subsequent PEL phases will run for eight weeks. Teams in Phase 2 and Phase 3 will be competing for PEL points to help them secure seats at international tournaments held at the end of each phase. The best teams, based on the results of all three phases, will have a chance to compete at the PUBG Global Championship.
PEL Relegation System
Since Phase 1 Kick-Off is shorter, no team will leave PEL and no one will join PEL after the three-week phase. Beginning in Phase 2, the rules of promotion and relegation will be applied. The four lowest-ranked teams in Phase 2 and Phase 3 will participate in the PEL Promo, where they’ll battle with the 12 best PEL Contenders teams. The top four teams from the PEL Promo tournament will advance to the PEL in the next Phase, while the remaining teams will be relegated to the PEL Contenders.