Luminosity will be joining fellow esports organizations TSM, Cloud9, and Team Liquid as teams confirmed to participate in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ first ever LAN event, the gamescom PUBG Invitational.
The team consists of Halo pro and popular Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, Cedrik “Drassel” Lessard, Hogne “Chipzy” Krogsæther, and Justin “JP2” Pate. The team had formerly competed for LG in H1Z1: King of the Kill.
LG is the fourth esports organization confirmed for the event so far, with numerous other teams being comprised of streamers and content creators. PUBG’s first LAN will take place from Aug. 23 to 26 in Cologne, Germany.
With PUBG recently surpassing 500,000 concurrent players on Steam, and 60 million hours of the game being consumed by Twitch viewers this past July, it will be interesting to see how the game’s popularity carries over into an esports setting.
The gamescom PUBG Invitational will consist of games played in Solo, Duo, first person Duo, and Squad formats. There is a total of $350,000 in prizing on the line.