Brendan Greene has finally said in an interview that they are looking to build an esports infrastructure for PUBG.
PUBG esports has been more of a dream than a reality. There are a lot of complications in the way, like logistics for the equipment for one hundred players. Not to mention other stuff like accommodation for them. Even Player’sUnkown, Brendan Greene himself said a few months ago that the game wasn’t esports ready.
But now, that might not be the case. In an interview with Eurogamer, on being asked about the future of PUBG, he said, “Right now this year we’re really heavily investing into setting up an esports infrastructure, we’re building an esports team globally now, between the US and Europe and Asia, and really trying to develop out the tools we need to support esport organisations and players in order to give a good foundation. So, that’s where I want to see it in three years, I want to see it as a considered esport with events taking place in big stadiums and sort of year long leagues, that’s what my dream for battle royale has been, that’s where I want to see us go, and looking at what we’re doing this year I really see that as a great chance.”
After being overtaken by Fortnite, PUBG Corp. has really started to get very serious about its future. They already had a roadmap in place, but it was delayed by the huge cheating problem in the game and their need to address it. We can see their seriousness about getting into esports in the game’s new map, Codename: Savage. The map is small enough to ensure very frequent skirmishes, and there is a lot less downtime with no action happening, all due to its small size. How Bluehole works out the logistics, and how they plan to make it a viewer friendly sport is to be seen.