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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]


London, April 21st, 2019 - OP Gaming Rangers have emerged victorious as the winners of the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic, the electrifying global event which took place between 16th-21st April at ExCeL London and where 24 teams battled it out for the $400,000 prize pool. FACEIT, the leading competitive gaming platform and organisers of some of the largest esports events in Europe and North America, in partnership with PUBG Corporation, are delighted to reveal that OP Rangers will be immortalised in PUBG with a commemorative PUBG Classic winner’s item. More details for the item will be released later in the year, but fans everywhere will be able to celebrate the victory and support the champions, with a portion of the proceeds going directly to OP Gaming Rangers.


The FACEIT Global Summit was the first global event of the 2019 PUBG esports season and marks the end of Phase 1. Adding to the celebration, OP Gaming Rangers, Shoot To Kill and Team Liquid each gained an additional slot for South Korea (PKL), North America (NPL) and Europe (PEL) respectively, at the PUBG Global Championship later this year.  OP Gaming Rangers were crowned FACEIT Global Summit Champions after an epic series of battles through the Group Stage, an Elimination stage, and then sealing the win in the Grand Finals. Twenty-four teams from North America (NPL), Europe (PEL), Korea (PKL), China, Japan (PJS), Chinese Taipei/Hong Kong/Macau, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Oceania flew in to compete in the first ever PUBG Classic, marking an important piece of esports history.


‘With this event we set out to kick off the 2019 PUBG esports season with the kind of epic, dramatic and fan centric tournament that a game like PUBG deserves’ said Michele Attisani, Co-Founder & CBO of FACEIT. ‘OP Gaming Rangers played incredibly well throughout the tournament and more than earned the win, whilst every other team who competed brought their absolute best, making it a true fight for the ages.’


Jake Sin, Global Esports Manager for PUBG Corporation said “this was a fantastic tournament for PUBG and we’re proud of the remarkable competitive spirit we saw from all of the teams. We wanted to do something extra special for the end of PUBG esports Phase 1, and the FACEIT Global Summit has been the perfect exclamation mark for that.”


For more information on the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic, visit or follow the competition on Twitter (@faceitpubg / @pubgesports).





FACEIT is the largest global esports platform with more than 12 million users playing over 15 million online game sessions each month. The platform serves players, organizers, influencers, communities, brands and publishers who use FACEIT to create, expand and manage a highly engaged competitive community of gamers from grassroots to pro level.

FACEIT’s Game Studio and SDK allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly esports features into their titles and develop the esports ecosystem.

Our Media division produces over 1,000 hours a year of premium esports live content and events, owned and operated as well as in partnership with the likes of NBC Sports (Comcast), NHL, Sky, Turner Sports (ATT/TW), ESPN (Disney) and more.


About PUBG Corporation

PUBG Corporation, a member of the KRAFTON game union (former Bluehole Inc.), began as Bluehole Ginno Games, Inc. in 2009 and later renamed to PUBG Corporation in 2017. PUBG Corporation is the publisher and developer of the 2017 blockbuster battle royale video game, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG), on multiple platforms. Since its release, PUBG has received worldwide acclaim, achieving seven Guinness World Records and winning multiple game awards worldwide.

Headquartered in Korea, PUBG Corporation has multiple operational offices globally across North America, Europe, Japan and China. With the goal of developing PUBG as a global franchise, the company is currently undertaking a number of projects including esports, product licensing, and more. For more information about PUBG, please visit



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