This weekend’s PGL PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Spring Invitational in Bucharest, Romania is going to be trying something a bit different with its presentation.
There will be a main stream with commentators and observers like usual. But on top of that, all 16 squads will have individual streams of their own so viewers can watch whoever they want during the matches.
This setup could potentially solve the problem that PUBG esports has with being unable to follow all the action at once. In the past, competitive PUBG has had issues with observers missing entire chunks of action at once, leaving fans frustrated with the overall production. Maybe this multi-stream setup could be the solution the community has been looking for.
As the game wears on and teams are eliminated, storylines change within a match. Now, fans can choose what, who, and where on the map they want to watch as the game is unfolding, with help from the main stream where all teams will be followed traditionally.
Viewers will be able to stick with their favorite teams if they want to, or switch back and forth between perspectives as the final few teams approach the last circles. It basically puts the observer’s job in the hands of the viewer and lets them be their own director, in a way.
The action kicks off in the early morning in the U.S. tomorrow, March 22, and runs all the way through the weekend until the final day on March 25. Teams like TSM, FaZe, Vitality, Kinguin, LGD, and more will all be vying for the $100,000 prize pool.
All of the action can be watched on live.pglesports.com with a sidebar that holds every individual team channel as well as the main channel. There’s even a channel that shows the map in real-time.