PUBG E-Sports Team Claims Victory

Korean Team Emerges Triumphant in Bangkok, Secures PGC 2023 Title, and Shapes the Future of PUBG Esports

KRAFTON, Inc., the mastermind behind PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, proudly announces the successful conclusion of the PUBG GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP 2023 (PGC 2023), an enthralling in-person PUBG Esports extravaganza held live in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 18 to December 3. The championship witnessed intense competition, with Korean powerhouse Danawa e-sports, comprising Giyeol “Seoul” Cho, Heejoo “Inonix” Na, Jungyoung “Loki” Park, and Jehyeon “Salute” Woo, claiming the prestigious title of PGC 2023 Champions. The accomplished team not only seized the championship but also pocketed a substantial prize of USD $600,000, along with an additional share from the Pick’em Challenge crowdfunding revenue.

Grand Finals Drama and Triumph:

The Grand Finals, hosted at BCC Hall within Central Ladprao, Bangkok, spanned three action-packed days with a live audience. Danawa e-sports asserted their dominance, especially on the second day, catapulting from 11th place to the leaderboard’s summit. Their strategic prowess and exceptional gameplay allowed them to exploit every opportunity, securing a commanding position.

As the event unfolded, the competition intensified, creating a thrilling three-horse race for the title. In the climactic final match, Danawa e-sports maintained their lead, with 17Gaming and Twisted Minds hot on their heels. The dramatic turning point occurred in the last match’s Phase 4 when 17Gaming faced elimination during a risky rotation, leaving Twisted Minds as the sole contender against Danawa e-sports’ supremacy.

In a nail-biting finale, Twisted Minds rotated into Danawa e-sports’ position. In a strategic move, Salute, realizing the proximity of their potential championship, rushed in, secured two knocks on Twisted Minds, and virtually sealed Danawa e-sports’ victory. With 133 points, 17Gaming finished a mere 4 points below Danawa e-sports, while Twisted Minds trailed 8 points further behind.

Rewards and MVP Accolades:

Teams not only secured shares from the base prize pool but also additional rewards from the Pick’em Challenge, which contributed 25% of net sales to the total prize pool. The MVP title rightfully went to Danawa e-sports’ seoul, amassing an impressive 25 kills and 14 assists in the Grand Finals, earning him an extra prize of USD $10,000.

Shaping the Future of PUBG Esports:

As the curtains fell on PGC 2023, KRAFTON revealed plans to align future PUBG Esports tournaments more closely with PUBG Global Series (PGS) in 2024. The Global Partner Team Program, offering exclusive benefits and a share of in-game item revenue, will expand from 8 spots to 10, providing more opportunities for teams and fans alike.

The legacy of PGC 2023, coupled with the forthcoming innovations, reaffirms PUBG Esports’ commitment to delivering thrilling global tournaments. For more information and updates, visit and follow the official social media channels: YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch, and TikTok. Dive into the world of PUBG Esports for a front-row seat to the action and excitement!