they may have won the LAN tournament in OCE to get here, but very few people were expecting them to do that well on this stage. Today was a statement from them that beating Athletico is a tough task, and doing it was no fluke. (more)

Could we get data on how individual teams perform after losing 1 player early? What about when they go down to 2? Does it matter which player(s) it is? (more)

They have had a rough start to 2019, but was the Phase 2 win just what they needed to get themselves back to the top of the PUBG world? (more)

This is a team that came through open qualifiers, won the phase 1 NPLC then won the Relegation competition. Even with all of that winning, the expectations were that they would have trouble keeping up with the big names of the NPL. We should have known better. (more)

I’ve written before that the narrative of Ghost’s struggles came from a bad first week in Phase 1, and that their totals from that point on were much better than anyone realised, but the way that they have continued to improve is the real impressive part. (more)

A strong performance from Overconfident saw Shrimzy picked up almost immediately by Ghost Gaming for the remainder of the phase, and once Overconfident missed out on promotion to the NPL, Stab was also picked up, this time by eUnited (more)

Losing Hwinn to Cloud9 was a blow that I assumed would lead them to enlightenment. Yet we are currently 40% of the way through Phase 2 of the NPL and Pecadores have the least amount of kills and are sitting in last place. (more)

They of course didn't just sit back and let the final 2 days play out as they proceeded to win a match on each day of the competition to finish with 5 wins out of the 12 matches played. Such was the dominance of the display that it has had people asking if this is enough to crown them as the world's best team? (more)

Approach is pretty much the same, play your own game and give it 100% every game. There is no room for slacking or rookie mistakes anymore. (more)

The points system, circle settings and overall meta of the game changed between pre-season and the NPL, and Ghost were slower to adapt than they needed to be (more)

In the Pre-Season, Ghost moved to playing an edge game after seeing the success it was bringing teams playing that style, but with the new rules and points system, it doesn’t seem to be as viable an option any more (more)

Interestingly, the teams in the NPL break into 3 different types. There are the Experienced Teams that have either been playing at the top level in NA since the beginning, the Established Teams that haven’t been around as long, but their consistent strong results have established them as a threat, and the teams that have made their name in the NPL and are striving to move up into the established tiers. (more)

The organisers were smart enough to hire some of the best casters in the business. People like Pansy and Toffees were able to bring the matches to life for someone like me who had such little experience with both competitive gaming and playing this game in particular. (more)


That company boasts investors such as NBA Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, Golden State Warriors executives Rick Welts and Kirk Lacob, Washington Nationals owners at Lerner Enterprises, Chicago Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney, and former NFL player Dhani Jones. The smart people from the sports world have already made the jump over to esports. (more)