PUBG Corporationthe creators of the battle royale shooter PUBG: Battlegrounds, has announced that will expand its esports partner program by 2024. According to the announcement, two more teams will be added to the list of global partner teams, bringing the total to 10 organizations. The current PUBG Esports partner teams will undergo a re-evaluation process. Interested new teams can apply directly through the PUBG website.
The PUBG: Battlegrounds partner program was announced in late 2022. The first partners were confirmed in January 2023, with NAVI, FaZe Clan and Gen.G among the first. These will receive economic benefits for participating in the program and are guaranteed the access to the PUBG Global Series.
The video game developers have shared that the same three criteria for partner team selection will return for new teams, being the fan base, story and governance. the key areas to focus on.
This time, the focus will be on fandom, it will have the greatest weight in selecting new teams, up to 60%. Stability and organizational history will each account for 20% of the final decision.
It is also interesting to note that the existing PUBG Global Partner Team Program teams will also undergo a re-evaluation process.. PUBG Corporation noted that this will help maintain the high standards of the program and ensure that partners are aligned with the evolving dynamics of PUBG Esports. This also means that some teams may leave the program at the end of the evaluationThe total number of new teams could be more than two.
The new selection round will be open to all interested teams until December 15, 2023. The PUBG Esports team noted that the final lineup of partner teams will be revealed during January 2024.