Bluehole Studio and the ESL are broadcasting the Gamescom Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Invitational tournament live from Germany all this week. You can find it on Twitch, Facebook, YouTube and Mixer, giving you several options to catch all the action.
The fun will kick off every day at 10:00 am ET and run through Aug. 26. The prize pool across all three modes — solo, duo and team — is $350,000. More than 80 players made the trip. Teams include Cloud9, Team Liquid, Team Solomid and Luminosity Gaming.
Today’s first solo match was a clinic, with the broadcasters going deep into the strategy being used by all the players on the map. The final few moments were a tense three-way battle inside a rapidly closing circle with full-auto fire and grenades flying in every direction. We won’t spoil the results.
Check out video on demand at your platform of choice for today’s first chicken dinner, and be sure to tune in throughout the week.
Update: Battlegrounds is also broadcasting on PandaTV, a Twitch-like service for Chinese viewers. Currently there are more than five million viewers across the main feed and re-broadcasts. Whether some or most of those are bots is unknown, but regardless it’s a staggering number.