Twitch PUBG Tournament Awkwardly Sabotaged By Server Maintenance

What if your PUBG event ran during server fixes? You might be left with a ton of dead air.

By Daavpuke, Posted 30 Nov 2017

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, also known under the abbreviation PUBG, is a pretty damn popular game. Some might even call it one of the most popular games of the year. So, when servers go down for maintenance, it’s bound to catch a ton of people off guard. What was likely less expected, however, is that a PUBG tournament would see itself halted by the down time.

Server maintenance was announced yesterday, to take place for about an hour, as stated by the following tweet:

 

There is going to be a one hour server maintenance period on live servers before the start of the new leaderboard season.

The maintenance will start at 29th Nov 6PM PST / 30th Nov 3AM CET / 11AM KST. Thank you for your understanding.

— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) November 29, 2017

 

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PUBG Online, a regular event on Twitch with a bunch of pro teams going head to head, scheduled its final day of their North American Showdown Series on the same day, somewhat slightly before the fix time. Prior to that, the Curse Trials had seen several of the same teams participate in another Duo tournament. It’s a popular game, remember? After game two of the Showdown series, however, the time to set up between rounds stretched out, as timers kept rolling back. It’s only after the timer returned once more to a full hour that the cast was sort of forced to make an announcement.

 

 

“We’re kind of just waiting out this server maintenance that was scheduled to start at 8 o’ clock. Usually they get it done a little bit quicker.”

 

And so, the Showdown series was cut to a halt, where Team Totality had currently held a lead, with a second place spot in the second round. Making matters worse, mere moments after the awkward announcement, the Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Twitter account posted an update, stating that they would need an additional hour.

The maintenance on our live servers has been extended by an hour due to an unforeseen technical issue. We're doing our best to fix the issue as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies.

— PLAY BATTLEGROUNDS (@PUBATTLEGROUNDS) November 30, 2017

 

Imagine being one of the teams who had previously competed in the Curse Trials, which was already a brutal 5-round event, only to have their last game of the day stretched by hours. Concentration is a finite resource and the awkward timing of this final Showdown Series event may end up affecting some final standings. At the time of writing, the top team was immediately taken out at the start of the final bout. After that, the event itself got kicked from viewing the rest of the game. Smithy97, captain for Team Totality, seemed relatively calm about the ordeal when asked, stating:

Just bad luck and a slightly loose mentality. We are finishing 1st regardless of how this game goes.

— Smithy (@Smithy9797) November 30, 2017

 

Daav Valentaten, NoobFeed (@Daavpuke)

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