First four teams for IEM Oakland’s PUBG Invitational have been confirmed

Four major esports organizations have confirmed their participation in the recently announced invitational tournament of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) at IEM Oakland next month.

Team SoloMid, Team Liquid, Luminosity Gaming, and Noble Esports are the first four teams out of ten that are already preparing to fight for a major share of the $200,000 prize pool.

Luminosity Gaming won the Squads tournament for previous PUBG Invitational at Gamescom 2017 in August. Noble Esports and Team Liquid placed third and fourth respectively in the same event, followed by Team SoloMid at fifth.

Team SoloMid

  • Colton “Viss” Visser
  • Austin “SmaK” Haggett
  • Gary “BreaK” Marshall
  • Marius “aimPR” Ionita

Team Liquid

  • Oliver “Ollywood” Tell
  • Björn “Molnman” Jansson
  • Daniel “Hayz” Heaysman
  • Keiron “Scoom” Prescott

Luminosity Gaming

  • Tyler “Ninja” Blevins
  • Hogne “Chipzy” Krogsæther
  • Justin “JP2” Pate
  • Cedrik “Drassel” Lessard

Noble Esports

  • Darren “DazFPS” Rourke
  • Kade “Edakulous” Borel
  • Nick “Interrogate” Raposo
  • Mario “Boom” Tancon

This is the first time that PUBG has been picked up by Electronic Sports League (ESL) for its prestigious Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) series. The two-day invitational will feature first-person perspective (FPP) gameplay, and host twenty invited teams from North America and Europe. Six more remain to be invited, while the remaining ten will be decided through qualifiers.

PUBG Invitational will take place at IEM Oakland from November 18-19. Tickets for the event are available now from the official source. Those who cannot make it in person will be able to follow the action through dedicated livestreams.