Brendan Greene, AKA PlayerUnknown has been building Battlegrounds into what he’s hoping can be an Esport of the future. One of the go-to conversations between Esports event org leaders has been the best way to “Esport” Battle Royale games. Challenges exist in many areas such as keeping broadcasts exciting, the requirement of private networks and logistics of 100 networked players online or under one roof. PUBG Corp is now hoping to chime into the conversation directly. PC patch 11 has released new spectator tools and private matches. When speaking with Eurogamer, Brendan hinted that it’s only the beginning.
“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.” – Brendan Greene via Eurogamer
PUBG was the first Battle Royale game to hit it big but with new rival Fortnite and even Call of Duty rumored to enter the BR market soon, PUBG Corp has it’s work cut out for it just to survive. We’ll follow PUBG closely as it continues to evolve.
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