Is PUBG esports finally going to be good?
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds looks like it might finally become esports ready. Especially if you take into account a recent interview with creator Brendan Greene.
PUBG has become one of the most popular shooters in the world – even with the popularity of rivals Fortnite. In fact, many players of the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield have moved over to PUBG for a more realistic FPS experience.
While there is still a lot of love for the casual aspect of PUBG, there is actually still a long way to go to make it a successful esport. That being said, the team have already hosted several events – all of which had some seriously glaring errors; most of which were down to the pacing and shoddy camera work.
However, in an interview with Eurogamer, Brendan Greene revealed that they are putting it all into the PUBG esports scene.
“Right now this year we’re really heavily investing in setting up an esports infrastructure,” said Greene.
“We’re building an esports team globally now, between the US and Europe and Asia, and really trying to develop out the tools we need to support esport organisations and players in order to give a good foundation.”
“So, that’s where I want to see it in three years; I want to see it as a considered esport with events taking place in big stadiums and sort of year-long leagues.”
“That’s what my dream for battle royale has been, that’s where I want to see us go, and looking at what we’re doing this year I really see that as a great chance.”
With Overwatch and 2K sports games already having successful moves into the world of esports, there is no reason why PUBG can’t become one of the biggest competitive games in the world.
That being said, they really do need to solve the big issues with viewers missing so much of the action – due to just how poor the camera work was at recent events.