How to Participate in the Paladins Global Series (PGS)
We’re just a little while away from kicking off our Paladins Global Series once again! Starting February 3, players who want to compete for crystals and other prizing will be able to sign up for any of our weekly PGS tournaments and test their mettle with some of the best champions in the Realm.
If you want to participate in the PGS, we’ve put together this handy-dandy guide that will tell you everything you need to know about how to sign up for the Paladins Global Series, when tournaments will be happening, and what steps teams need to follow to enter each weekly tournament.
How to Participate in the PGS
Step 1: Find a Team
Before you can sign up for the PGS, you’ll need a team of at least 5 members. If you already have a team put together, then you can skip straight to Step 2! But if you need to find some fellow Paladins players to party up with, you can head on over to the official Paladins Global Series Facebook group and find other players who are looking for teams to join.
Step 2: Join the PGS Discord
Once you’re ready to participate in a PGS tournament, you’ll want to join the official Paladins Global Series Discord channel to keep up with announcements about registration, check-in times, tournament start times, and more! All weekly signups will be posted in this Discord channel, so you’ll be missing out if you don’t hop in!
Step 3: Register for Your Region’s Weekly Tournament
Each region in the PGS — North America, Europe, Russia, Brazil, Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Oceania — will play their tournaments on a different day of the week. Registration for these tournaments will open one hour before games will be played. Here’s a breakdown of the days and times that teams in each region will need to check in for their weekly tournaments.
Sundays: Russia & Brazil
- • Check-Ins (CIS): 9:00 AM ET – 10:00 AM ET
- • Check-Ins (BR): 12:00 PM ET – 1:00 PM ET
- • Check-Ins (EU): 11:30 AM ET – 12:30 PM ET
Tuesdays: Oceania, North America, & Latin America
- • Check-Ins (OCE): 4:00 AM ET – 5:00 AM ET
- • Check-Ins (NA): 5:30 PM ET – 6:30 PM ET
- • Check-Ins (LatAm): 7:00 PM ET – 8:00 PM ET
Fridays: Southeast Asia
- Check-Ins (SEA): 9:00 PM ET – 10:00 PM ET
To check in for your region’s tournament, your team captain must check the PGS Discord for check-in announcements at the times listed above. In the #check-ins channel, a registration form will be posted for your team captain (and ONLY your team captain) to fill out. Captains must make sure that information is entered correctly and the form is completely submitted.
After check-ins have closed, your team captain will be granted a special role in Discord so they can access hidden channels and communicate with our tournament administrators for each region. Once that’s been done, you simply have to wait for further instruction from our tournament admins.
Step 4: Play & Win!
When all teams are registered and captains have their assigned roles in the server, a bracket will be posted that shows every match-up for that day’s tournament. Games will start at the tournament start times posted above, and your region’s tournament admins will let you know when you can start playing your sets.
***Please Note: Every member of your team must stick around for the entire tournament, including bronze matches. If you or your fellow team members don’t stay for the entirety of the tournament (or until you get knocked out of the bracket), you will forfeit your placement and prizing for that week.
Once you’ve gotten the all clear to start your games, all that’s left to do is to play your way through the bracket and prove that your team is the best! The top 32 PGS teams will take home cash or crystal prizing every week. (More details on that below.)
PGS Format & Prizing
Every month, the Paladins Global Series will follow a set schedule with a standardized tournament format and prize pools up for grabs. Here’s a breakdown of all the details on formats and prizing for PGS.
Each phase of the PGS will run for four weeks. The first three weeks will be single-elimination matches where top teams will qualify for the monthly finals in Week 4. All matches prior to semifinals and finals will be best-of-three (B03), while semifinals and finals matches will be best-of-five (Bo5).
- • Weeks 1 & 2: Single Elimination
- • Week 1: Seeds 1 & 2 qualify
- • Week 2: Seeds 3 & 4 qualify
- • Week 3: Single Elimination (+Bronze Match)
- • Seeds 5, 6, 7, & 8 will qualify to advance to the monthly finals
- • Bronze match will determine seeding going into final week
- • Week 4: Monthly Finals
- • Top 8 teams from Weeks 1-3
- • Single-elimination format
There will be no cash prizing for Weeks 1-3 of each PGS phase, but there will be plenty of Crystals up for grabs! Only those teams who make it to the monthly finals will have the opportunity to compete for cash prizing.
- Qualifiers (Weeks 1-3)
- • 1st Place: 800 Crystals
- • 2nd Place: 600 Crystals
- • 3rd-4th Place: 400 Crystals
- • 5th-8th Place: 200 Crystals
- • 9th-32nd Place: 50 Crystals
For our Monthly Finals, there will be some cash and Crystal prizing that teams can earn. However, the prize amounts vary by region.
- Monthly Finals (NA/EU/OCE)
- • 1st Place: $2,000
- • 2nd Place: $1,250
- • 3rd Place: $1,000
- • 4th Place: $750
- • 5th-8th Place: $500 total and 300 Crystals per player
- Monthly Finals (SEA, Brazil, CIS, LatAm)
- • 1st Place: $1,500
- • 2nd Place: $700
- • 3rd Place: $350
- • 4th Place: $350
- • 5th-8th Place: $150 total and 300 Crystals per player
If you’re going to participate in the PGS, you’ll want to read up on the rules to make sure that your team is up to snuff and you know how everything is supposed to work. We won’t rehash it all here, but you can visit the official Paladins Global Series Rules post for all the information you need!