British PUBG player Luke ‘TeaBone’ Crafer and his team Heroic were runner-up in the PUBG Global Championship (PGC) 2021 at the weekend.
The European team fell to Chinese team NewHappy, which won the $ 4.3 million tournament and took home more than $ 1.3 million, while Heroic received $ 666 million.
PGC 2021 took place in South Korea from November 19 to December 19.
As a result of the proceeds from the sale of exclusive in-game items from the PGC 2021 Pick’em Challenge, the total prize pool grew from $ 2 million to over $ 4.3 million.
TeaBone was also added to the All-PGC team, along with jeemzz (Team Liquid), Inonix (Gen.G) and MMing NewHappy.
Other British players at the tournament included Fexx with Faze and Vard with Team Liquid – the latter team won the $ 20,000 Insane Squad.
On the first day of the grand finale, five different squads – Petrichor Road (Asia), NewHappy (Asia), Virtus.pro (Europe), Ence (Europe) and Heroic (Europe) – won. Heroic ended the opening day with an impressive 69 points – their key player TeaBone was the kill leader of the day, putting 19 on the scoreboard.
Elsewhere, Team Liquid’s jeemzz gave fans a moment to remember that in game three they took out three players with a single grenade.
On the second day, NewHappy took two wins, with Global Esports Xsset, Gen.G and Heroic also taking wins. TSM looked consistently good and finished in the top three four times, but couldn’t take a win. Heroic stayed at the top of the leaderboard after 10 games, closely followed by NewHappy and Petrichor Road.
On the final day, TSM secured the first win of the day with 11 kills after a hard-fought battle with Heroic, who won 17. Heroic showed a little bit of himself in the second match, scoring 0 points when NewHappy took his first day three win.
Virtus.pro and Kaixin Esports won games three and four – before the final, NewHappy was leading with 156 points, while Heroic was in second place with 152.
NewHappy dropped Heroic hot in Match 15 but decided not to get involved. NewHappy was sent to the lobby at number 13, meaning Heroic needed six points to claim the title. Despite their hard work, they failed to get them. Ence won the final match with six kills, meaning NewHappy was crowned PGC 2021 champion. Heroic, Virtus.pro and TSM took second, third and fourth place.