7 Years of PUBG: A Celebration of Epic Battles and Gaming Milestones

23rd March 2024 by Steven Dean

Media Exchange Group invites you to celebrate PUBG's 7th birthday with us! Over the past seven years, players on consoles, PCs, and mobile devices have embarked on an incredible journey filled with thrilling moments. Let's reminisce about some standout highlights:

  • Shroud, a renowned player, made waves by eliminating 8 opponents in a mere 23 seconds after dropping into a match. Talk about lightning speed
  • TGLTN achieved an impressive feat by securing 34 kills while playing solo against entire teams. That's quite the solo victory!

Since its launch in 2018, PUBG Mobile has soared in popularity, boasting a staggering 20 million active players by January 2024. That's a massive player base!

PUBG has also clinched several Guinness World Records, including the titles for the Most concurrent players for a Steam Early Access game, the Most concurrent players on Steam for a non-value videogame, and the first non-value videogame to be the most played game on Steam.

To mark PUBG's birthday bash, players can snag exciting freebies like skins and bundles, with plenty more surprises lined up on their website in the coming week!

YouTube is buzzing with hilarious PUBG moments, from epic plays to funny fails. But beyond the laughs, PUBG boasts a thriving Esports scene, with over 1929 teams registered in the mobile sector alone. In 2022/2023, PUBG ranked third in the top ten cumulative prize pools, raking in an impressive $39.37 million in prize money over the season.

With such monumental achievements in just seven years, the future looks incredibly bright for PUBG! At Media Exchange Group, we're eager to witness its continued success.

As we celebrate PUBG's milestone, let's shine a spotlight on four standout players who've left their mark on the game.


zhou "ZpYan1" Pinyan, born on July 18, 2001, is a talented Chinese PUBG player. He's currently part of Four Angry Men but has also played for New Happy Esports in the past.

ZpYan1 represented China in the Nations Cup, where his team placed 6th, earning them $34,000 in prize money. One of his biggest victories came in the PUBG Global Championship in 2021, where he won an impressive $1,378,264. You can watch the final game of that championship here.

Known for his exceptional leadership skills (known as an IGL), ZpYan1's young age means he has plenty of room to grow and improve even further. Keep an eye on him as he continues to make waves in the PUBG scene!


Meet Christopher "Fexx" Wheddon, born on September 15, 1998, from Britain. He's currently playing for FaZe Clan, a famous gaming team.

Fexx's first big tournament was in 2019, where he and his team, Gamer Legion, came in 3rd place in the PUBG Europe League Contenders, winning $5000.

He's also represented Great Britain in PUBG tournaments three times, getting 2nd place twice and 1st place once for his country. He's really good and well-known in the UK PUBG scene.

If you want to see Fexx playing, you can watch him in action here. Keep an eye on him because he's a strong player!


Ha Huu "Taikonn" Tai, born on May 15, 2004, is a player from Vietnam. Right now, he's playing for a team called Cerebrus. He's had some big successes since he first won the Predator League in 2019, where he got $43, not that that’s a small amount, considering his earnings from the game now exceed $90,000!

He's done really well in tournaments, Like in the PUBG SEA Invitational 2022, the Esports Heroes Open Cup 2022, and the PUBG Vietnam Series 2023: Spring. In total, he's won over $4,000 from these tournaments alone, and that's just a few of his victories!

Like ZpYan1, Taikonn is also a great leader in the game. Even though he's still young, he's going to be a tough competitor in the PUBG world for a long time!

Aside from these tournaments Taikonn has an active stream and is super engaging with his audience, watch one of his streams here.


Let's talk about James "TGLTN" Giezen, a pro gamer from Australia. He was born on November 10, 2000, and he's currently playing for Soniqs, a big esports team. James has earned around $684,895 from playing in tournaments, which is pretty impressive!

Most of his tournaments have been with Soniqs, and they've done really well together. They even won 1st place in one tournament, where James and his team won a massive $1,296,189!

If you want to hear more about James, you can listen to him on the Hotdrop Podcast here, where he talks about his successes with KOWO. James is a talented player, and he's definitely someone to keep an eye on in the gaming world!

Keep an eye on them—they're ones to watch! Happy 7th Birthday, PUBG! Here's to many more years of gaming greatness! 🎉