Denial Esports Decides to Stick With PUBG Competitive Play
After much thought (meaning none at all) we have decided to stay in the PUBG space with our contender team. Here at Denial we value the players before the money and after spending days with our guys we’ve decided we wouldn’t trade them for anything. pic.twitter.com/ilbayfaV4x
— Denial Esports (@DenialEsports) January 15, 2019
While there were no additional details provided, Denial’s team, which includes CarbonxYz, CloudTail, f1nna, Tetra, is currently competing in the National PUBG League 2019 Preseason. This roster was originally acquired from team Slime Squad.
Similarly, G2 Esports announced on Thursday that it will deploy a new PUBG roster, with plans to compete in the upcoming €1,000,000 PUBG Europe League run by StarLadder.
— G2 Esports (@G2esports) January 16, 2019
“The moment we identified the opportunity to build the strongest PUBG team in the world, we jumped on it,” G2 Esports CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez said. “They are our first fully German line-up which is amazing and a great representation of the local talent available here. They’re set for success and will take the trophy home. The #G2ARMY will be proud.”
These two announcements could help breath some life back into the PUBG competitive landscape, which has taken some hits in recent months.
As we previously reported, OpTic Gaming bailed on competitive PUBG back in early December, with the organization’s leadership publicly questioning the viability of the game as an esport altogether. Shortly after, Evil Geniuses (EG), one of the most successful North American esports clubs, also revealed that it had no plans to renew its contract with its PUBG roster, which expired at the end of 2018.
Denial Esports also announced plans to get into professional Fortnite this week, with an open call for talented players.