Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$42,981,357.41 From 388 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2017-08-23 to

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (abbreviated as "PUBG") is a 100-player battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. It was was released on Steam's Early Access platform for Microsoft Windows on March 23, 2017, with its full release leaving Early Access on December 20, 2017. The game is a direct competitor to Fortnite Battle Royale, the game mode used in Fortnite esports.

PUBG is based on mods that were created by Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene for other games in the past, taking inspiration from the 2000 Japanese dystopian thriller film "Battle Royale". He expanded the gameplay into a stand-alone game. Up to 100 players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to eliminate the others players while avoiding bring eliminated themselves. The playable map area decreases in size over time, forcing the remaining players into more confined areas of the map to force engagements. The last player or team standing is the winner.

PUBG Corporation revealed a five-year plan for PUBG esports during the 2018 PUBG Global Invitational, which includes supporting players and teams financially though revenue-sharing initiatives such as prize pools, merchandise, and in-game digital content.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Korea, Republic of LokiBak, Jeong Yeong$914,093.93
2.Korea, Republic of PioCha, Seung Hoon$862,214.41
3.Korea, Republic of ESTH3RGo, Jeong$862,103.56
4.Korea, Republic of TaeminKang, Tae Min$585,598.46
5.United States hwinnHunter Winn$450,510.94
6.China MMingMing, Ming$432,003.70
7.United States ShrimzyTristan Nowicky$429,214.69
8.Sweden fuzzfaceDavid Tillberg$427,558.75
9.Finland mxeyAnssi Pekkonen$427,423.67
10.Australia TGLTNJames Giezen$415,194.50
11.United States M1MEAustin Scherff$412,002.19
12.China NannnnnNanjiang, Li$410,661.22
13.China ZpYan1Pinyan, Zhou$398,317.90
14.Russian Federation ubahIvan Kapustin$392,086.50
15.China HSWang Yanwen$389,525.67
16.Norway AitzyLudvik Jahnsen$365,408.75
17.China GodVWei, Zhen$344,726.85
18.China SummerYu, Chuan$329,519.43
19.Norway JeemzzJim Eliassen$318,656.57
20.United States KickstartMatt Smith$318,510.19
21.Netherlands IbizaJord van Geldere$312,156.57
22.China ForeverWu, Zheng$309,139.51
23.Korea, Republic of InonixNa, Hee$304,380.74
24.United States RothDylan Short$301,750.28
25.Canada ShinboiNolan Burdick$290,146.25

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$10,584,442.2124.63%


» Fortnite-$68,177,958.64
» H1Z1+$40,914,235.41

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$10,240,288.34
2.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$9,090,540.42
3.United States United States$4,894,940.88
4.Russian Federation Russian Federation$2,159,106.11
5.Finland Finland$1,929,126.55
6.Thailand Thailand$1,316,351.61
7.Australia Australia$1,173,418.23
8.Canada Canada$1,008,210.97
9.Viet Nam Viet Nam$876,761.13
10.Norway Norway$808,375.81