Gamescom 2017 kicked off today and will be going strong throughout the week. This annual event attracts hundreds of thousands of gaming fans from around the world to come get a glimpse into the future of video games. Most video game developers use this event as a place to showcase and promote their upcoming games and features.
In addition to being an exhibition, there is also plenty of notable gaming personalities present to meet up with fans, and also to partake in tournaments. The most popular video game on Twitch.tv is hosting their first invitational tournament at Gamescom 2017. Over 70+ of the most prominent figures in the PUBG scene is attending the event which will feature plenty of gaming events for PUBG. The event is presented by Bluehole and ESL, and the total prize pool is at $350,000!
The event will feature 4 different tournaments:
The days will be split up where wednesday will hold qualifiers for the Third Person tournament and then the Solo Tournament is played at the end of the day. Thursday will see qualifiers for the First Person tournament, and then the Finals for the Third Person tournament. Friday will have the Finals of the First Person tournament, and Saturday will see the Squad Tournament being held to end the event.
Check out this page for more information about the event and list of invited teams.
The interesting part about this tournament is that you can actually bet on this tournament. That is a first where odds is offered on PUBG! Granted, there haven't been that many tournaments, so no wonder.
But it is interesting to take a look at them anyhow. Bet365 was first to post their odds on the event, but Pinnacle has also done it by now, so you have two options to place your bets at. Bet365 also offers odds on which team will get the most kills, in addition to the winners of the tournament.
Looking at the odds we see that there are 3 teams that are considered the favorites among the bookmakers:
The odds for them at Bet365 (Pinnacle) are 5.00 (4.24), 4.50 (4.83) and 4.50 (5.10) respectively. All the other teams have 8.00 or higher decimal odds offered on them. It would be natural to look at some of these for who you think will win, but there are often hidden gems among the lower rated teams.