PUBG, the high-intensity battle royale game from PUBG Corporation where 100 players battle it out to be the last person standing, has quickly become a global gaming phenomenon with over 400 million players across all platforms worldwide. The popularity the game has seen since the launch is phenomenal. Keeping this in mind, HP has launched the inaugural OMEN by HP Challenger Series Tournament in collaboration with Intel and PUBG Corporation.
The tournament is for Asia-Pacific region and Japan where PUBG players will compete against each other in the battle royale tournament. With a prize pool of $50,000, the registration slots for players is divided in two divisions, amateur and influencer invitation category.
Registrations for the tournament has already begun for players in 11 countries: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, India, China, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Only the best squads from each country will be shortlisted for the Grand Finals that will be held in Bangkok between November 2 and November 4, 2018.
Few tournament rules has to be followed, with basic being the matches to be solely based on squad, consisting four players in the FPP mode on the Erangel as well as the Miramar Map. The tournament is not for professional players, so don’t expect to enter a battle against the likes of Shroud and Dr. Disrespect.
The teams can earn base points for their final ranking in a battle royale and additional points for the total number of skills.
The collaboration reinforces HP’s commitment to fueling the growth and evolution of the gaming landscape through strategic industry partnerships. HP expects more than 3,000 competitors to join either the amateur and influencer invitational categories.
“HP continuously pushes boundaries to develop the latest cutting-edge and comprehensive portfolio of OMEN gaming devices to fuel the passion, excitement and competitive spirit of gamers,” said Foo Siew Ting, Head of Personal Systems Marketing, HP Asia-Pacific & Japan. “Beyond developing groundbreaking technologies, our collaborations with the likes of PUBG Corporation are pivotal for developing deeper connections within the gaming community and evolving the landscape together.”
“With close to 1.5 billion gamers now gaming on PCs, Intel is continuously pushing the boundaries to deliver the best eSports and gaming experience to this rapidly growing market. Intel has a long history of success in eSports and gaming and being a part of OMEN Challenger Series with HP and PUBG demonstrates our continued commitment to this space,” said Ajay Mohan, Director of Marketing, Intel Asia-Pacific & Japan.
The OMEN Challenger Series registration is now open while the team qualifiers will kick off online on September 15, 2018. Up to 80 amateur teams of four will participate in the country qualifiers, which will be live-streamed via local streaming studios. In addition, two PUBG influencers per country will be invited to form teams of four at the Grand Finals which will be held at COMMART in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 2-4, 2018. A total of 40 teams will compete in the amateur and influencer categories.
You can register here.
Note: Those who purchase an Omen by HP series laptop from Sept 3 to Oct 3, 2018 stand a chance to win a trip for two to catch the Omen Challenger Series Tournament live in Bangkok, Thailand. HP is looking to send three pairs of lucky winners to the event scheduled for Nov 2-4, 2018.