PEL 2022 Summer finishes regular season, Nova Esports leads standings
After six weeks of competition, the 2022 Peacekeeper Elite League or PEL concluded its Summer regular season on July 24. PEL is a prestigious tournament for Game For Peace or the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile.
The regular season standings are led by Nova Esports, followed by Six Two Eight (STE) and LGD Gaming. Nova’s case was unique this summer as the team never won any weekly finals, unlike STE, who had won Week 5 and LGD, who was the winner of Week 2 as well as Week 4. Regardless, Nova’s consistent performances were enough to help them rack up many points.
Nova, STE, LGD, and other remaining teams will compete in the playoffs for 15 slots in the Grand Finals.
PEL wraps regular season: Standings update, more
Nova finished the regular season with a consistent record of above 110 points throughout the weeks. Their strong performance propelled them far up in the overall rankings with a total of 745 points. Meanwhile, STE trails only 10 points behind after posting 735, and LGD made 706.
Aside from the three, PEL Spring winner Regans Gaming and runner-up Four Angry Men (4AM) concluded the first leg of the tournament in third and fourth position respectively.
The defending champion Regans was quite notable in the regular season as the team won Week 3. However, the team did not make it into the Week 6 Finals. 4AM, on the other hand, limped out in the first three weeks and failed to win any weekly finals. The team was less explosive compared to the spring tournament.
PEL Playoffs, Finals: Participating teams alongside formats
PEL organizer confirmed that the playoffs are scheduled to run from July 28 to August 7. The top 15 teams will play on Days 1 and 2 of the playoffs. A ticket to the finals will be given to the first-place finisher.
In addition, 16th position ThunderTalk Gaming will compete the following day on Days 3 and 4 alongside 14 bottom teams from the previous days. Only two top teams are qualified for the finals.
As the playoffs progress further, 17th place KONE ESPORT and 18th Action Culture Technology are scheduled to compete with the bottom 13 teams on Days 5 and 6. The three best-performing teams will join the previously qualified teams in the finals.
Closing the playoffs on Days 7 and 8, the remaining teams in the regular season standings or the 19th to 21st place will join the remaining bottom 12 teams to fight over nine spots in the finals, and six teams will be eliminated.
There are 20 games set for the finals, which will run from August 18 to 21. Teams will be given head start points based on the results of the playoffs. PEL Summer offers the same total prize pool of 27,500,000 CNY (roughly $4,345,000) as the Spring competition.
Aside from money prizes, the top three PEL Summer teams are set to advance directly to the 2022 PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGL) that will be held from November 22 this year to January 23, 2023. Additionally, one spot has been reserved for the winner of the Special PMGC Qualifier.