MCS #4 Recap - PUBG Duos and Squads

Following the recap we did for the Malta Cyber Series #4 CS:GO Tournament, which you can view here, we'll be moving on to the two separate PUBG tournaments which were also hosted at the event in the same manner. Following the technical difficulties which we suffered last year, at the first instance which the title was introduced, we relieved to see that it all went smoothly - and not only that but the quality of competition was outstanding as all the competitors really brought it, hungry to be the best in Malta. Unlike the previous event, this time around, the Solo Tournament was swapped with a Duo Tournament and it should be mentioned that Project Eversio did not participate - the former champions in regards to Squads. 

To those unaware, the PUBG Tournaments were merged in the following format: 2 Duo BO3 Matches and 4 Squad BO3 Matches.

Perhaps it appears complicated, let me try to break it down. A squad of four players is formed to compete in the Squads tournaments, and from these four players, 2 Duos may be formed if the team was up to it in order to compete in the Duos tournaments. Note that the prize pools for Squads and Duos were indeed separate. As portrayed above, each Match was played in First Person Shooter dwindling on a single life over a BO3 layout.  We can happily state that all rules were followed, with no cheating or difficulties - it all went smoothly. 

Let's dive into the results then, shall we? 

Starting with Duos, we had a total of eight teams participating in the tournament - which means that there was space on the map for more players but nonetheless, the empty spaces only added to the tension built up between the contestants. Due to the concise amount of contestants, the placements were constantly changing and nobody was sure of victory until the final match of the final game was played out. A curious statistic has the highest total kills attained by a Duo across the two games being that of 7, achieved by Dude23 and KILLER517. Below is a table summarizing the totals:

Duos Totals

Team Name Player A Player B Match 1 Points Match 2 Points Total Points
A Pubismannen Twitch_Elkbjern 1015 820 1835
E Kalitri01 ShoweeXx 685 840 1525
D BoByZejtuni ShocKeR 1010 395 1405
C Dude23 KILLER517 635 740 1375
H DioneAkaTorres G1bsoNNN 565 760 1325
F spaner ClintToris 360 795 1155
B Pucink Vault4 740 410 1150
G MinimlCK-MT I_Am_Grooth 310 590 900

Yes, Pubismannen and Twitch_Elkbjern are the champions of the PUBG: Duos Tournament at the Malta Cyber Series #4. Together, the dynamic duo placed first in a total of 3 out of the 6 games played, bagging a total of 14 kills overall. Leading by 300 points, they were just a cut above, while the competition between 2nd and 5th spans between only 20 points - very closely played, with everyone fighting for their respective spot. The same could be said for the Squad Tournament.

While the Duos tournament only had 2 Matches played, the Squads Tournament hosted a total of 4 BO3 series - 12 games were played in order to determine an overall winner. With this considerable amount of gameplay, a leader became prevalent as shown through the points, while the others battled profusely to establish the rest of the podium. We keep wondering how it would have turned out had the champions of Project Eversio returned for the event - would they have maintained their reputation or faltered? Anyways, the following table houses all of the points attained over all the games by the 10 teams which participated: 

Squads Totals

Team Name Match 1 Points Match 2 Points Match 3 Points Match 4 Points  Total Points
Dora The Explorer 1130 1085 1410 1115 4740
We Want a Trophy 890 770 695 775 3130
Prodigy 835 770 650 870 3125
Welcome To The South 715 750 670 935 3070
Gamers 655 935 705 735 3030
Evangelisti 815 590 655 490 2550
The Underdogs - 460 - - 460
MCS Random 390 - - - 390
FANI MT 180 - - - 180

On her latest expedition, Dora The Explorer managed to land in first place with a comfortable lead of 1600 points; as they won 7 individual games in dominant fashion. Meanwhile, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th are splitting hairs in terms of points across the 100 point range - it all came down to the final game once more. We're disappointed with the bottom three teams, who weren't dedicated enough to follow through the whole Tournament. 

Overall, it was a fantastic tournament, especially when combining both the Duos and Squads together. would like to congratulate the winners of their respective tournament while inviting any other players to join - there was plenty of space on the battlefield for more of you! Perhaps we'll follow this up with an interview, just like the CS:GO recap. 

Thanks for reading!

Posted by Gabriel Sciberras on 9th August 2018, 12:36

I'm Gabriel - 17 year-old student attending a sixth form with a little free time on his hands. I've been working with 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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