League of Legends and PUBG combine for 50 percent of PC Bang play rates; Overwatch hits post-release low

League of Legends and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) comprised almost 50 percent of Korean PC bang play rates last week,¬†while Overwatch hit an all-time low since the game’s release.

October 23, 2017
A south Korean government member made a PUBG reference at a meeting

Member of South Korean legislature pulls out a golden frying pan to reference PUBG during a meeting

Lee Dong-seop, a member of the South Korea’s National Assembly, turned heads Friday during a state affairs audit for the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism by pulling out a golden frying pan in reference to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) while discussing the country’s gaming industry.

October 16, 2017
PUBG was review bombed over the weekend on Steam

PUBG review bombed in Steam with more than 20,000 negative comments

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) seems to be the latest victim of a review bomb on Steam, as the game has accumulated more than 20,000 negative reviews in the past few days.

October 2, 2017
PUBG is No. 2 in Korean PC Bang play rates

PUBG overtakes Overwatch in PC Bang play rates

PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BATLEGROUNDS has overtaken Overwatch as the No. 2 game in PC Bang play rates, according to a weekly report by Daily eSports.

September 25, 2017
Brandon Spearman, the owner of a popular PUBG site also allegedly owes CS:GO players $30,000

The apparent founder of PUBGonline.com is Team AGG CEO Brandon Spearman, who still allegedly owes $30,000 to CS:GO players from last year

Brandon Spearman, the apparent founder of a popular website that hosts online PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) tournaments, allegedly owes upwards of $30,000 to Counter-Strike players he used to employ, according to multiple sources, including one of the former players.

September 14, 2017
Lunatic-Hai plans to enter CS:GO and PUBG

Korean Overwatch giant Lunatic-Hai plans to enter CS:GO and PUBG

South Korean esports organization Lunatic-Hai announced Sunday through Facebook it will venture into Counter-Strike and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS.

August 28, 2017
Tencent has reportedly invested in PUBG developer Bluehole

UPDATED: Tencent reportedly invests in PUBG developer Bluehole, which Bluehole denies

Chinese internet giant Tencent has invested in South Korea’s Bluehole Studio, the developer of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), according to a report by Jiemian News.

August 15, 2017