PUBG Corp has cancelled its Global Series event in Berlin due to the coronavirus.
As reported by The Loadout, the company is offering compensation to the 21 teams that have qualified. Furthermore, squads in regions that had their qualifiers postponed will also be paid back.
However, the cancelled tournament is being replaced with a digital contest, dubbed the PUBG Continental Series. The competition will take place across four regions with a prize pool of $2.4 million.
The first event will take place in May, it has been titled the PUBG Charity Showdown. Each region will have a prize pool of $100,000. On top of this, a further $100k will be donated to a charity chosen by the winning team.
A further two events will take place in June and August. Both of which will have a $200,000 prize pool in each region. Furthermore, there will be Pick'Em Challenges and new sharing options for revenue.
In January, pro PUBG players claimed that 2020 would prove to be a crucial year for the battle royale as an esport. That same month, a new map for the game was revealed.