Top PUBG players in South Korea 2020, by prize money earned

As of August 2020, Jeong Yeong Bak, going by the name "Loki", won almost 704 thousand U.S. dollars in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) tournaments. This makes him the top South Korean earner of prize money in PUBG tournaments. A total prize money of around 23.5 million U.S. dollars has been awarded in 293 PUBG tournaments so far.

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds is a game developed by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of the South Korean Bluehole Studio. The online multiplayer battle royal game was first published in 2017 and has become one of the best-selling video games of all time. As of 2019, PUBG had the one of the biggest total prize pools in E-Sports, and one of the gaming applications with the highest reach in South Korea as of February 2020.

Gaming in South Korea

South Korea is known for its strong gaming and E-Sports culture. As of 2019, around 65.7 percent of South Koreans reported to be playing video games in some form. Around 90 percent of gamers reported to game on mobile platforms, while around 64.1 percent reported that they were playing video games on PC.

Leading eSports players in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) from South Korea as of August 2020, by prize money earned

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Release date

September 2020


South Korea

Survey time period

August 23, 2017 to August 9, 2020

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