The first week of the PUBG Continental Series (PCS) 7 Asia Pacific (APAC) has wrapped up. The 16 teams played 15 intense matches across three days to get their hands on the maximum points possible and consolidate their positions on the standings table ahead of the final week from Sept. 23 to 25.
PCS 7 APAC features teams from Southeast Asia and Oceania competing for a share of the $250,000 prize pool. Besides this, six spots to the PUBG Global Championship (PGC) 2022 are up for grabs.
PCS 7 APAC Week 1 Recap
The first week happened from Sept. 16 to 18 with the 16 teams playing 15 matches. Here are the overall standings of the PCS so far:
1. Cerberus Esports: 148 points
2. ShuaiGeDui: 128 points
3. Buriram United Esports: 120 points
4. Theerathon Five: 114 points
5. Daytrade Gaming: 104 points
6. eArena: 84 points
7. Genius Esports: 83 points
8. MS Chonburi: 82 points
9. ArkAngel Predator: 72 points
10. Positive Mental Attitude: 70 points
11. Origami Orangutans: 67 points
12. Team Bliss: 61 points
13. Ikarus Cyber: 61 points
14. From The Future: 58 points
15. New Generation Esports: 57 points
16. The Expendables: 57 points
Cerberus are leading the standings and are 20 points clear of the second-placed ShuaiGeDui. The Vietnamese team had a tremendous start to the PCS 7 APAC with two back-to-back chicken dinners. While they had some inconsistent performances on day two, they managed to finish week one on a high with three top-four finishes in the last three matches.
They will be looking to secure the championship in the second week. They are trailed by ShuaiGeDui (128 points) and Buriram (120 points) who also have their eyes on the trophy. Both teams had a consistent day three and will be looking to play spoiler to Ceberus’ goal of clinching the PCS 7 APAC.
How will teams qualify for the PGC 2022?
Five spots are up for grabs in the APAC region towrd PGC 2022. The winner of the PCS 7 APAC will directly earn a spot in the event, while the remaining spots are given out to the best points performers over the seasn. Teams have to accumulate PFC points from both seasons in 2022, which are the PCS 6 and the ongoing PCS 7.
To ensure regional distribution, the Thai team with the most PGC points will qualify. Similarly, the Vietnamese team with the most points will also earn a spot at the event. The remaining three spots will be given to the top three teams with the most points.
While Cerberus Esports have a lead of 20 points at the top of the table, a single bad match could even out the table in week two. This still doesn’t really affect their spot at PGC this year, but they would like to win PCS7 and set the right foot forward leading into the season final.
PGC 2022 will take place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates from Nov. 1 to 20. It will happen at the Dubai Exhibition Center and will feature a prize pool of more than $2 million. While the base prize pool is $2 million, it can be further increased by fans who purchase upcoming PGC items in the game.
PCS 7 APAC Week 2: Where to watch?
The second week of the PCS 7 will happen from Sept. 23 to 25. Just like week one, five matches will take place each day for a total of 30 matches.