The biggest tournament of the year for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is halfway over. Friday saw the Charity invitational portion of the PUBG Global Invitational pit 40 celebrities against 40 pro players, divided into teams, but all of whom hoped to win money for the charity of their choice.
After the dust settled in all four matches, the winning team was the Korea squad of streamers Evermore and JuanKorean, who were teamed up with pro players from Gen.G Gold Esca and Simsn. The team made an impressive run through the tournament, including a big win in game two, which earned the four members $600,000 that they can split and donate to the charity of their choice. This is the second first-place finish so far at this tournament for these pro players; they also won the Third-Person Perspective segment with their team Gen.G Gold.
Popular North American streamers like Shroud and Ninja also participated in the tournament, and while they both had some pretty impressive highlights, neither managed to finish as one of the tournament's top three teams.
The third place finishers, who won $100,000 for charities of their choice, were Ben and Rowan from VLDL and Voxsic and TEXQS from team Knights. Coming in second, with a charity prize totaling $300,000, were 4AM pro players GodV and GuCun as well as streamers Kenny and Mifengaaa. In total, the PGI raised a total of $1 million for charities across all three winners.