The GPL PUBG Open Tournament Finally Concluded

As you all know too well, PUBG couldn't be held as a game at the GO MESF 2017 due to some tragic technical issues which we didn't see coming. Now, roughly a month later, we've finally concluded the tournament over 3 inconsecutive days, which many of you were watching live over at our Facebook and Twitch streams. Below is our roundup of the results and all the great performances from the first Maltese PUBG tournament! 

Although we delayed the dates, you can trust us when we state that the time had no effect on the fierce quality of competition between all the participants. Apart from the glorious medals and trophies on the line, it was the hardware prizes which players were eyeing over at the overall player performance leaderboards.

Starting with the Solos, we carelessly dropped 84 of the best local Maltese talent into one arena. Within the first minutes, the weaker contenders were quickly eliminated as the top dogs began to settle disputes. Incredible amounts of tension really made it difficult to watch at a steady heart rate over the games. As the dust settled, the names of “r33d” from Project Eversio and “HoXtyYy” preceded the overall solo champion “Dejee”! An outstanding performance dictated by a grown understanding of the game, and perhaps a little luck made him a joy to watch. The top three will be receiving individual trophies, but more importantly, have their scores calculated alongside everyone else to be tallied up later on.

Rank Name Points Kills Total Points
1 Dejee 934 21 1039
2 r33d 752 34 922
3 HoXtyYy 726 9 771
4 PKmlt 652 19 747
5 SETHTR0XLER 514 2 524

Full solo standings can be found here.

Then came the Squads: all 14 of them! Among the well-established names of Project Eversio and dOUBTFUL were the Erotic Banana Bros, Marshmallow Beast Squad and Team Baguette. Creativity was certainly not lacking when it came to naming the 4 man teams!

Getting back on track, it was tremendous fun to witness the list of teams fight it out over the games that were played online. Towards the top of the spectrum was a healthy amount of close competition, with the total points range between 1st and 6th only being 1000, as kills were traded and intense strategies were put into practice. The amount of strategy pleasantly overpassed our expectations and contrive an even greater sense of excitement for the upcoming event in which we’ll include PUBG. At the end of it, Project Eversio sat on top, almost contested by All We Wanted Was A Trophy (and they got one) who were trailed by the team of iXtreme.

Rank Name Points Kills Total Points
1 Eversio 2290 52 2810
2 All We Wanted Was A Trophy 2145 40 2555
3 iXtreme 1946 35 2296
4 3ManTeam 1668 22 1888
5 Zharki 1507 15 1657

Full squad standings can be found here.

The part you’ve all been waiting for on the edge of your seats – addition time. Gamers.com.mt was as precise as possible when it came to the scores, even going out of our way as to use decimal points for an extra level of accuracy. Without further delay, below are the top Overall PUBG players in Malta right now:

Rank Player Team Total Overall Points
1 r33d Eversio 1664.5
2 Dejee iXtreme 1625.5
3 PKmlt Eversio 1379.5
4 Cincin Eversio 1217.5
5 Arneh All We Wanted Was A Trophy 1098.25
6 pubismannen All We Wanted Was A Trophy 1003.25
7 felezzz 3ManTeam 994
8 Lavinbjern All We Wanted Was A Trophy 987.25
9 Ddeathrow Eversio 966.5
10 SETHTR0XLER Zharki 940.75

Full overall standings can be found here.

Decorating the top positions, the name of Project Eversio is finding its place on the podium through their squad members of “r33d” and “PKmit” being unbelievable, complimented emphatically by their teammates who just missed the top three. Yet, we don’t think that Project Eversio had an undisputed run overall, as players from iXtreme and All We Wanted Was A Trophy eagerly loiter in the top 10, waiting for their next chance to compete. So what does landing a podium finish actually mean here?

Well, third place “PKmit” will be receiving the Corsair Spec04 Chassis, an incredibly compact and professional chassis worth 100 euro and a trophy to envelope his efforts. Second place, achieved by none other than the Solo Champion “Dejee” will be rewarded with an exciting bundle from peripheral manufacturer Ozone worth 200 euros, alongside a deserved trophy. First place, on the other hand, gets to take home the best gaming chair on the market right now! The GT Omega Racing PRO Office Gaming Chair worth almost 300 euros! We’re sure that “r33d” is satisfied with such a prize.

Congratulations to all those who took part in the tournament, especially for their patience with the rescheduling due to the mentioned technical issues at the event. Gamers.com.mt will not let this happen again 2018 as the local PUBG scene looks to continue growing as we are yet to name an uncontested team or player.

Truly starting the year with a bang!

Posted by Gabriel Sciberras on 11th January 2018, 09:23

I'm Gabriel - 17 year-old student attending a sixth form with a little free time on his hands. I've been working with Gamers.com.mt for a roughly a year now - spreading my interests in technology, gaming and writing over the platform along with interviews and hardware reviews. All constructive feedback is appreciated. Thanks for reading!

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