Krafton has lifted the curtains on what 2023 holds for PUBG: Battlegrounds esports fans. Not only will 2023 see the return of the PUBG Global Series tournament, which will be a "new tier-1 full-offline tournament for top regional teams to compete on a global level," but we're also told that there will be a partner programme being introduced, alongside the return of the Global Championship and the Nations Cup.
As noted in a blog post, the partner programme will be a way for Krafton to offer "benefits and titles to our top esports partners," with partners selected through a screening process. These benefits include in-game branded items, as well as guaranteed slots in the PUBG Global Series, with new partner teams being determined on an annual basis.
As for the PUBG Global Championship and the Nations Cup, and the finer details of the Global Series, Krafton hasn't yet shared many other details, but we are promised to hear more information come early December.
What we have been told is that the developer is looking to narrow Ranked play and esports even further, and will also be opening a dedicated PUBG Esports arena in Korea in the first half of 2024.
Take a look at the proposed schedule for the 2023 season below.