The clock is ticking toward the start of the National PUBG League phase two. Teams have been preparing and playing overseas to come back and take the top spot. With Tempo Storm’s huge win in phase one, who is going to come in and take phase two? There are many teams with the power and capability to win, so who will it be this time? It all begins on May 4, 2019.
To start off, many teams that have continued into phase two of the National PUBG League have re-branded, or picked up rosters and taken a past team’s place. Team Mustache Dave has re-branded and are now The Rumblers. SpaceStation Gaming dropped their roster and are now continuing as Pecadores. Excelerate Gaming has entered the National PUBG League by gaining three players from the former Denial roster. Those are the three changes coming from the newly promoted teams from the NPL Relegation phase.
In the phase one top 10, some changes have taken place as well. As mentioned before, Denial Esports have dropped their roster, but they picked up three players from Smokin’ Aces and have taken their place in the original top 10 from phase one. The full roster of Shoot To Kill have been picked up by Lazarus, so Lazarus is back in the game. Why Tempt Fate has signed under SpaceStation Gaming and will be continuing under that name in phase two.
Phase Two Preview
Now that all of the changes are out of the way, what will the outcome of phase two be? Many people were already looking at Tempo Storm as a possible champion, but their performance in the FACEIT Global Summit was somewhat underwhelming. Shoot To Kill had a great performance, and now under the Lazarus name, they look like they could finish strong this time around.
Why Tempt Fate had a fantastic phase one beginning, but they lost momentum as the phase went on. They were still able to stay safe and move on, and they will be hoping that under SpaceStation, they can be a new contender for the number one spot.
People watching phase two should also keep an eye on the newly promoted teams. The Rumblers put up some amazing numbers in the National PUBG League contenders, and they have also added Waldoe to their roster. They will be looking to get points and kills and show that they deserve a shot at the top spot. Teams should also keep their eyes on Oxymoron. Oxymoron held off top tier teams in the NPL Royale, so they have proven that they can fight. Will one of these newly promoted teams take the top spot?
The Phase Two Rewards
Viewers should also remember that the top five teams at the end will qualify for the GLL Grand Slam: PUBG Classic in Stockholm. This will be the second big global event of 2019 and it will give the NPL another chance to show its dominance after coming so close in the FACEIT Global Summit. On top of qualifying, the top five teams will split the $200,000 prize pool.
There’s a lot on the line, who is going to come out on top? Tune in again for more coverage of the National PUBG League.
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