PGL Cup Bucharest Preview: Competitors, Prize Pools & How To Watch

A lot of players from last weeks FUT Champions Cup Bucharest stayed in the city to compete in the FIFA 19 PGL Cup. This tournament is a licensed qualifier so while it is not as prestigious as a FUT Champions Cup, it still has a considerable prize pool and Global Series points to be won.

The tournament kicks off tomorrow, 8th December with the Swiss Round before the Finals on Sunday.

Just 32 players will be competing to win the PGL Cup, that’s 16 from PlayStation and 16 from Xbox.

PGL Cup – What’s On Offer

FIFA 19 PGL Cup Bucharest

The PGL Cup is a licensed qualifying event and thus 850 points can be won.

A total prize pool of $30,000 and 6820 Global Series Points are up for grabs across the weekend. It’s hard to ascertain just how many points you will need to qualify for the Global Series but 850 points is going to go a long way towards making that happen for many of these players so make no mistake – this tournament is going to be taken seriously.

Prize-pool
1st – $12,000 + 850 Global Series Points
2nd – $6,000 + 850 Global Series Points
3rd-4th – $3,000 + 450 Global Series Points each
5th-8th – $1,500 + 315 Global Series Points each
9th-16th places – 150 Global Series Points each
17th-32nd places – 110 Global Series Points each

Ones To Watch

F2Tekkz PGL Cup

Can F2Tekkz keep this form up?

Donovan “F2Tekkz” Hunt, winner of last weekends FUT Champions Cup will be the one most people will be keeping an eye on. With everyone wondering if he has what it takes to take another big trophy in the season – something he failed to do after winning in Barcelona last year. Elsewhere Dani “Ajax Dani” Hagebuek will be looking to improve on his FUT Champions Cup performance, he was beaten by F2Tekkz that weekend and he seems desperate to land a major title. Spencer “Gorilla” Ealing is another who will be wanting to make his mark on the season. Mossad “Msdossasry” Aldossary and Stefano Pinna, last years FIFA eWorld Cup Finalists will also be in attendance with both looking to kick-start their season.

Where To Watch

You can follow all the action from the PGL Studios on Twitch. The first rounds of the group stages will kick off at 13.30 GMT.

Esportsranks will, of course, be there on the ground so check in with us throughout the weekend to be the first to know all the latest news from the big event.