All around the world, the most talented gamers and teams are training for the 2019 PUGB Nations Cup (PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds), taking place from 9-11th of August in Seoul, Korea.
The PUBG Nations Cup is worth a very cool $500,000 in prize money and marks the end of a packed summer of PUBG Esports action.
Both the GLL Grand Slam: PUBG Classic in Stockholm (July 19-21) and MET Asia Series: PUBG Classic in Bangkok (July 26-28) have taken place and now, the pieces are in place for another mesmerising show between 16 teams, each representing a country and South Korea are the betting lines favourites at +250 (3.50) with Bet365, with Germany and Finland next best on the betting lines at +275 (3.75) Bet365 and +350 (4.50) Bet365 respectively.
Team Canada face the UK, China & Korea
Team Canada’s first fixture comes up on August 9th. Made up of Moody, Drassel, Kaymind and Meluke, Canada will play the United Kingdom first and will be around odds of -120 (1.83) Bet365 to win that match-up.
Canada will then line-up as the +155 (2.55) Bet365 underdogs against China, before taking on tournament favourites Korea. How Team Canada fare against the Asian powerhouse nations will ultimately seal our fate, but we are +2500 (26.0) Bet365 in the outright odds to win and have work to do.
This is the first event of its kind, so while the PUBG Nations Cup betting lines are favouring Korea and Germany with their notable skill and class, but there are a lot of unknowns in the teams coming to the playing arena here.
PUBG Nations Cup Betting Lines & Pick
In terms of making a betting prediction for PUBG Nations Cup, it is a tricky call with so little history and knowledge of the depth of talent at play across the spectrum. However, Finland are knocking on the door of a real breakthrough and look the value at around +350 (4.50) at Bet365 .
Finland’s team is headlined by twin brothers Sambty and Jembty who both play for Team Liquid in the European League. Liquid are involved at the finish in pretty much every tournament they contest thanks to the talents of this intriguing brotherly pair and they look set to mark their mark in Seoul.
Sambty and Jembty finished in third in the PEL Phase 2 and a top 4 placing at the GLL Grand Slam: PUBG Classic. When in full flow, Team Liquid can be dominating and it will be very interesting to see how they fare at the PUBG Nations Cup, with half a million dollars up for grabs.
2019 PUBG Nations Cup Betting Pick: Outright Winner – Finland to win at +350 (4.50) with Bet365