The 35,000-square-foot OGN Super Arena built out on the Manhattan Studios lot, has space for 100 video gamers to outmaneuver their competitors while more than 400 people watch. The first match of the National PUBG League season began on Friday, Feb. 1. with 16 teams of gamers competing for a prize pool of $1 million in a huge Hunger Games-style match up, known as battle royale. Produced and streamed live from the OGN Super Arena, it’s the largest official PUBG tourney in the U.S., with play in three phases. The winners move on the represent North America (NPL) in November for a global championship.
The National PUBG League (NPL) revealed its 2019 North American event schedule on Thursday. The top-qualifying teams will represent North America in a number of global events leading up to the Global Championship in November and feature an overall prize pool of $1M. All NPL events will be produced and streamed live from the OGN Super Arena in Manhattan Beach, California.
Gaming chair manufacturer Secretlab is working with OGN to provide the esports tournament organizer with chairs for the OGN Super Arena, a dedicated studio designed to support 100-person battle royale events. OGN’s California studio is the first dedicated arena for large-scale battle royale esports. As a part of the deal Secretlab chairs were debuted at the OGN Supermatch Alpha in December.