Now that phase two of the National PUBG League has come to an end, the top teams are ready to compete on the world stage. The GLL Grand Slam is right around the corner, and the qualified teams are itching to make their mark on the rest of the world. All NPL teams were beaten out in the last world event, but this time things might be different. What is the competition looking like this time around?
The GLL Grand Slam
The GLL Grand Slam will be between July 19 and July 21, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. It will be formatted similarly to all of the previous competitions and will grant an additional region slot to the best performing region for the PUBG Global Championship. So far, 10 of the 16 teams have qualified for the tournament. The qualifying teams so far are from North America, Latin America and Oceania.
From North America, The Rumblers, Tempo Storm, Ghost Gaming, Cloud9 and SpaceStation have qualified. From Oceania, Athletico, Incognito and Hell Yeah Brother will be joining. Finally, from Latin America, Team Singularity and Bitloft have qualified. The remaining teams will come from the European Leagues and one more from Latin America.
This tournament is slightly smaller than the FACEIT Global Summit, so there is a higher chance that things will be very tight in the end. Many teams will likely stand out, but only one can go home with the win. The NPL couldn’t grab the win last time, but their chances are much higher this time around.
The Strongest Contenders
Tempo Storm are coming off a a big win that they earned in the final moments of phase two. Their ability to constantly hold on until the end could come in handy yet again. Every time a gap is opened up between them and another team, they pull It together and use their teamwork to finish the job. Alongside them, The Rumblers have made a huge impact after coming up from the NPLC and rebranding. They held the first-place position for weeks and came out with the kill leader. If they can keep up the kills just like they did in the NPL, they could be a serious contender to win it all.
Could9 and SpaceStation have been trying their hardest to land in a first-place position since phase one. Both of them have been very consistent, but have struggled when it comes to adding up their points. If they can capitalize on their consistency, they could quickly overcome the odds. All of the teams should keep their eyes peeled, or they just might get crushed by one of these two teams.
The biggest game changer in the end could be one of the teams that has not yet qualified. The European teams have already made a name for themselves in global competitions, so they could easily be a number one contender. Along with them, the other qualified teams from Latin America and Oceania will be tough customers. Teams that have smaller representation tend to hit harder as they look to show that their region is the best in the world.
Who is going to come out on top in the GLL Grand Slam? Stay tuned for more coverage as more information becomes available.
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