Twitch Rivals PUBG Results: Who Won The PUBG Invitational?

PUBG is all well and good but a metaphorical chicken dinner for first place can only warm your heart for so long. Up steps Twitch Rivals, an esports platform that is intent on flashing the cash. The PUBG INVITATIONAL is an exclusive event that only invites the best of the best and, crucially, only happens once every so often. So, you have to tune in. But who won and took home more moolah than anyone else? Here are the TWITCH RIVALS PUBG RESULTS.

Twitch Rivals PUBG Results: What Were the Rules?

Twitch Rivals’ PUBG Invitational saw 16 teams of four duke it out across a series of 10 games on rotated maps. Those who finished inside the top 8 during each game would earn cash for their team, ranging from $400 down to $50. The rewards were as follows:

1st: $400

2nd: $350

3rd: $300

4th: $250

5th: $200

6th: $150

7th: $100

8th: $50

Additionally, those teams who topped the overall rankings at the end of the tournament were given an extra $1,500 per player with second place taking home a not-too-shabby extra $500 apiece.

Twitch Rivals PUBG Results: Who Was Involved?

Pretty much anyone who’s anyone turned up for Twitch Rivals. That included the likes of Shroud, CyanidePlaysGames and Kate all involved. Yes, Kate. Just Kate. 32 popular and highly-skilled players were chosen, with each one (as you can see in the leaderboards below) captaining a team that included three other members.

Twitch Rivals PUBG Results: Final Leaderboards

The following is the leaderboard and amount of money won by each team taking part in the Twitch Rivals PUBG Invitational for each region. Three out of the 32 teams went home with nothing.

EUROPE:

1 Mazarin1k $20,300
2 Bladecito $12,200
3 LostAiming $9,300
4 Mataka0 $9,200
5 Mithrain $6,700
6 C_A_K_E $5,200
7 Mickalow $5,000
8 CyanidePlaysGames $4,300
9 Kodiak $3,000
10 Zerator $2,100
11 Camak $1,500
12 Sacriel $400
13 Djarii $400
14 Luttilutti $400
15 Terracid –
16 AKAwonder –

NORTH AMERICA:

1 Shroud $21,600
2 Swagger $14,200
3 DrDisRespect $10,500
4 AnneMunition $7,300
5 DrLupo $6,300
6 Swift0r $4,766
7 Sequisha $4,500
8 Agony $3,500
9 Holo $2,900
10 HCJustin $2,700
11 Luzu $2,200
12 JennaJulien $900
13 XChocoBars $366
14 Kate $300
15 DeadlySlobs $266
16 MushMouthTTV

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PUBG’s War Mode is the perfect re-entry for lapsed fans

If you’re done with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, see if you feel the same way after the next War Mode event.

Earlier this year, I hit a wall with PUBG. What was, previously, my go-to shooter became a game I rarely played. I’d drop back in to play the odd hot-drop round with a buddy here and there but, for the most part, I felt I was done with it until the 4×4 map drops.

Y’see, my biggest problem with playing PUBG the ‘right’ way is it’s really bloody boring. The real objective of PUBG is a delicious chicken dinner, which means the best way to ensure you’re dining and not whining is to play conservatively. That means dropping away from the flight path and other players, but that means you tend to end up playing the loot/running/driving simulator portion of PUBG.

Even surviving a hot drop—which, in fairness, always makes for an exciting early-game—would often lead to an incredibly boring midgame, whether I was in the circle (waiting for others to come to me), chasing it, or actively seeking out fights. For the fully conservative approach, I got tired of death by ambush (or the circle, if RNGesus was particularly cruel) after 20 minutes of looting and running. That’s not my idea of fun, which meant I was back to playing shooters like Battlefield 1 that at least let me experience that all-important ‘shooter’ part of the genre (even if BF1 has disappointed of late).

Over the weekend, as you may well be aware, PUBG had another dose of its War Mode event. I’d missed it the last time, but this more TDM-centric approach to the PUBG formula had me very interested. Forget about boring midgame, or any part of the game for that matter, because War Mode is my favourite kind of PUBG: hot drops for days!

For those unaware, War Mode separates 10 teams of five-player (max) squads and drops them into an incredibly small and fixed (no moving blue, red or white circle concerns) fighting area. Looting is less of a concern in that you spawn with weapons and level-three armour—though it’s certainly important the longer you survive—and death is a temporary inconvenience because the plane respawns players every 40 seconds.

It wouldn’t be PUBG without at least a dose of RNGesus screwing you, so your primary weapon is randomised between a smattering of fixed sniper rifles, assault rifles, and a single glorious LMG, so it’s well worth keeping an eye on what you’re packing as you drop. Also, the thing you’ll likely regularly forget to do: switch your AR from single shot to primary. I died because of that a couple of times.

When I interviewed Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene last year, his advice to PUBG newbies was to drop at School to learn the ropes of the game. I’d argue that War Mode trumps that and new—or in my case, lapsed—fans should take War Mode for a spin. While School will give you an experience that’s obviously a lot closer to the core PUBG gameplay loop, War Mode forces you to learn how to use some of the game’s most powerful weapons very, very quickly. While you can win without firing a shot in PUBG, feeling confident in your ability to hold your own in a gunfight is crucial.

In one of the ultimate first-world gaming problems, I find that there’s an adjustment period when switching between shooters, which is something I do quite a bit when new ones are released or new content drops for ones I have installed. Normally, this takes about half an hour, but with PUBG, you might pick up all the best weapons and never get a chance to use them. War Mode changes that.

So, for guns like the almighty Groza, which I’ve used maybe once in the core game (not including when weapons used to spawn on Lobby Island), you’re forced to quickly discover a few things. First, it kicks like a mule in full-auto. Second, it melts other players once you learn to control that recoil. Third, you might actually have a knack for using it (as I did).

In the past, when switching from another shooter to PUBG, I’ve found there’s an inherent insecurity with my ability to land hits, regardless of the gun I’m using. With War Mode, I very quickly adjusted to the recoil of each new full-auto weapon and started getting a grip on where to aim ahead or above of enemies with the bigger sniper rifles.

All of this training is happening on a live firing range, where other people are trying to snipe or flank your squad. Even when you hold a position, which my crew was good at doing more often than not, you have to keep an eye on enemies dropping in from above when the respawn plane flies over. You’re at an advantage because you can see them coming in (plus, you have your gun out), but if you’re not paying attention, a freshly dropped player can ruin your squad. Just like in the main game, clear communication is key.

When we weren’t in fights for stretches of time, we knew we had to go hunt them out. After all, to achieve chicken dinner in War Mode, you have to be the first team to hit 200 points, with points coming from downing or killing other players. This means you’re actively encouraged to get in the fight, which means you’re constantly giving your position away as you engage other players and, in turn, are being hunted.

Such is the popularity of War Mode that, when it’s active, it takes longer to find a regular game of PUBG. But given the adrenaline shot to the heart that War Mode offers, and the subsequent confidence that I can consistently win gunfights in PUBG, I hope PUBG Corporation makes War Mode more of a regular timed event. If you’re a lapsed fan like me, take it for a spin next time it’s live. You’ll see.

 

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UBG Shares Message for Call of Duty After Battle Royale Announcement

A couple days ago, Activision and Treyarch revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be getting a battle royale mode entitled “Blackout,”promising that the experience will be unique for the increasingly popular game mode. While exact details are currently unknown, it seems possible more about Blackout will be revealed at E3, although if it’ll have a presence is unknown at this time.

With the introduction of this battle royale mode, Black Ops 4 joins PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite in the battle royale community. While it remains to be seen if Blackout proves to be as popular as the aforementioned games, it does seem likely given the popularity of the Call of Duty franchise, and it seems that PLAYERUNKNOWN himself has welcomed the franchise into the fold.

As seen in the tweet below, PLAYERUNKNOWN tweeted at Call ofDuty, welcoming the company into the club. Considering the intense rivalry between PUBG and Fortnite, it’ll be interesting to see how Call of Duty shakes up the ongoing “whose battle royale mode is better” debate.

Of course, some gamers may be feeling like there is an overload of the battle royale genre in the market. It’s worth mentioning that Cliffy B’s Boss Key Productions is shutting down after trying to enter the battle royale market with Radical Heights, which lost 82% of its player base in just two weeks. That’s not to say, however, that battle royale is losing any momentum; matter of fact, it’s quite the opposite, as evidenced by the feedback of the longstanding Black Ops franchise’s entrance into the genre.

One arena that Black Ops 4, Fortnite, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will likely go head-to-head is on Twitch where battle royale streams remain prominent. As of two months ago, Fortnite surpassed PUBG as the most watched and streamed on the streaming service, with Fortnite being watched for a total of 4,000+ years and streamed for 240+ years. When Black Ops 4 launches, it’ll be interesting to see how and if Blackout shakes up these statistics.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 releases October 12 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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A guide to Surviving Erangel in PUBG

When PUBG first came out, it only had a single map in it. That map goes by the name of Erangel and has a variety of quirks and nuances you will need to master. Its defining traits lie in its woods, hills and cities in the middle of seemingly nowhere.

It allows you to sink your teeth into the game at a good pace, without having to master everything from the very beginning. You won’t find yourself scratching your head for a player unknown battlegrounds hacks early on in this map. It sets the tone for the game to release other maps far more tactical and complex than this.

Overview

However, this map is not very simple to master. After all, people were using pubg aim bot from the get-go back when only this map existed. As such, it is important to know the overlaying structure of the map and what it has to offer.

Usually, the places on the map with denser population of buildings will hold the best loot. The odds of stumbling into a tier 1 weapon is much higher in places like these. However, it is also risky going into such places since it will attract most of the players.

Some seemingly small time places on the map include the prison, school, military base and the quarrel. You will soon discover that these places are the hub of many squads to land during the early game.

There are plenty of bridges around the map, marked with dots. Many players camp in these regions to get some easy kills. Camping can get very difficult for a player. As such, it is one of the most prominent reasons for people resorting to player unknown battlegrounds hacks.

There are also plenty of underground bunkers, which are not displayed on your map. The entrances to these bunkers lie in the square marked F4 on the map.
There are also a large number of areas, which are completely open and with zero cover. Stay away from such areas, especially in the early stages.

Places to Go

Before opting for pubg hacks, keep in mind that there are a plenty of good places for players to start the round. Here are some of them:

Georgopol: Known for its unique loot and solid item lists

Lipvoka: Usually quiet and not inhabited by players. Lots of easy loot available.

Pochinki: Famous for its maze of houses, which allows interesting fire fights.

Military Base: Plethora of good loot to be found. However, it is quite a risky place.

Prison and Hospital: For those who want immediate action right away

Vehicles and Weapons

Vehicle spawns are pretty random. However, you should have an idea about which ones you should get and which you should avoid. Using a player unknown battlegrounds hacks however; you will not have to go through such headache. There exists software, which allows you to drive any vehicle with the same accuracy and handling. If you are interested, you are a simple Google search away from such hacks.

Weapon spawn is also random. Depending on your range of engagement, you will be frequently changing between assault rifles, SMG’s and sniper rifles. The M416 is probably the most trustable amongst all of the weapons, since it has high efficiency in all ranges. If you want long distance action, the AWM is probably your best bet. learn more about PUBG hacks.

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