Since its release in March, the battle royale-style game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) has rapidly become one of the top games of 2017 with a budding competitive scene. With that in mind, GFE is very proud to announce the first PUBG player on our roster, 20-year-old Beniamino "benq5" Ustalic! A former competitive Call of Duty 2 player, benq5 is one of the top PUBG players in the world and is currently ranked in the top 100 solo and top 20 in duos. Additionally, benq5 took first place in Curse Trials, one of the first PUBG competitive tournaments.

When asked about joining, benq5 says, “I'm very proud and happy to say that I will be joining GFE. This organization has some of the coolest and most talented people that I have ever met. I'm looking forward to playing, growing, and learning with GFE in the competitive scene of PUBG.”

I am incredibly excited to have picked up one of the top players in Playersunknown Battlegrounds! This game is flourishing and with that I can't wait to work with benq! He is a very dedicated and hardworking player that wants success and I believe that he will bring forth his accomplishments here at GFE. He is a very skillful and talented player and I cannot wait to see his potential shine through his survival skills. I am looking forward to working with benq and helping him grow with the support of our organization! Welcome to Gale Force Esports Benq! - Mellina “Mel” Kong, Director of Player Personnel and Management

GFE's Chief Operating Officer Freddie Crespo Jr. would also like to add, “We are very excited to announce our entry into PUBG! GFE has always prided itself on finding talent in game as well as amazing opportunities within the esports space. We feel as though PUBG is an exciting spectator-friendly title with a lot of potential. That being said we are thrilled to announce the first player to our PUBG roster, benq5. He has shown he has what it takes to compete with the best of them and we are looking forward to creating a team based around him and his skill sets. Once again we are very excited to see what the future holds with both PUBG and benq5!”

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