The first ever Intel Extreme Masters tournament for the early access battle royale game, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, has concluded.

The tournament, consisted of four matches on day one, and then another four matches on day two.

Points were allocated based off of kills and rankings after the games. A kill earned a team ten points. Placement points were distributed in the following order:

  • 1st place: 300
  • 2nd place: 225
  • 3rd place: 190
  • 4: 165
  • 5: 145
  • 6: 130
  • 7: 115
  • 8: 100
  • 9: 85
  • 10: 70
  • 11 – 12: 60
  • 13 – 15: 50
  • 16 – 20: 40
  • 21 – 25: 30

In Match one, Digital Chaos placed first with a total of 450 points. 300 of those points were for placing first, and 150 points were allocated for getting fifteen kills. aAa Gaming placed second with 335 points, and Tempo Storm finished third with 220 points.

Match two saw a first place finish from Cloud9 with 390 points, a second place finish from TSM with 265 points and a third place finish from Tempo Storm with 220 points.

Method Gaming took match three with 470 points, followed by aAa Gaming with 275 points. Ghost Gaming finished third with 235 points.

The fourth and final match of the first day saw TSM finish strongly with 400 points. NIP finished behind TSM with 265 points, and Team Liquid finished with 260 points to place third at the end of Day 1.

In Day 2, Team Liquid took match five with 400 points. Tempo Storm finished second with 305 and Crimson Esports finished third with 230 points.

Match six saw aAa Gaming win with 400 points, FaZe Clan came in second with 325 points  and Ghost Gaming finished third with 200 points.

Match seven saw Digital Chaos place first with 420 points, Noble finish second with 375 points and Ghost finish third with 200 points.

The final match of the tournament, match eight, saw Ronin Esports finish at the top with 410 points. Cloud9 followed and finished in second place with 375 points and FaZe finished in third with 190 points.

Overall, aAa Gaming finished first with 1,620 points, Tempo Storm finished second with 1,385 points and Ghost Gaming finished third with 1,375 points.

FaZe finished fourth, Digital Chaos finished fifth, TSM finished sixth, Method Gaming finished seventh and Cloud9 finished in eighth place.

The prize pool was distributed as follows:

  • 1st place: $60,000 ($15k per player)
  • 2nd place: $45,000 ($11,250k per player)
  • 3rd place: $30,000 ($7,500k per player)
  • 4th place: $20,000 ($5,000k per player)
  • 5th place: $15,000 ($3,750k per player)
  • 6th place: $12,000 ($3k per player)
  • 7th place: $10,000 ($2,500k per player)
  • 8th place: $8,000 ($2k per player)


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