In Berlin, the PUBG Global Invitational 2018 is under way. But while this is happening, PUBG creator Grendan Greene had something interesting to say about the game’s status as an esports-friendly title. Despite being in the midst of an esports-style event, Greene has been quoted as saying the game is “not esports ready.”
What does this mean? Well, it seems like the PUBG Global Invitational is not meant to be the major debut of PUBG into the esports scene. Rather, as Greene says, this is more of an experiment to see how it goes and what can be adjusted to make the game more fit for larger-scale competition. As Greene states, “I’ve always said – we’re not esports ready, and we’ve never said we’re esports ready.” To this end, the Invitational is “really an experiment with the format and the way we will spectate it.”
PUBG Corp announced a five-year roadmap for PUBG esports this week, and the plan seems to be to spend 2018 laying the foundation for something much bigger in the future. Much of that, according to Greene, still lies in quality of life improvements and bug fixes that are needed for the game overall.
Source: PC GamesN