Bluehole has crowned the first champion of its Gamescom PUBG Invitational tournament by giving a golden frying pan (really, it’s a cast-iron skillet) to the top finisher in the solo rounds, Evermore. The development studio handed out a gold, silver, and bronze frying pan to the top-three performers across a series of matches in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
These trophies are a reference to the frying pan in the last-person-standing shooter, which is one of the most coveted melee weapons because it hangs off your belt and can deflect bullets that would otherwise enter the “meaty part” of your hindquarters.
In the clip below, you can see Bluehole handing out the trophy to Evermore.
I hope that these trophies work like the Stanley Cup in the National Hockey League, where one trophy gets passed from one winner to the next forever. Imagine how grody that pan will look in a few years after one esports pro after another cooks a celebratory chicken dinner for themselves.
GamesBeatGamesBeat's creed when covering the game industry is "where passion meets business." What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you -- not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it. How will you do that? Membership includes access to:
- Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
- The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
- Networking opportunities
- Special members-only interviews, chats, and "open office" events with GamesBeat staff
- Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
- And maybe even a fun prize or two
- Introductions to like-minded parties