The PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season Zero (PMGC 2020) started earlier last week, and though Team Secret are the sole team bearing Malaysia’s flag in the prestigious tournament, we decided that it would be fun to reminisce and celebrate the greatest PUBG Mobile accomplishments/moments our country has had over the past couple of years since the mobile battle royale’s inception.
A worldwide PUBG Mobile event in the heart of Kuala Lumpur
Not every country that competed in PMGC had a chance to host a PUBG Mobile event of this magnitude, and Malaysia was given such an opportunity once with the PUBG Mobile Club Open Fall Split Global Finals (PMCO 2019)! Participants from 27 countries attended the tournament, and while Malaysia didn’t clinch the top spot, it was a weekend to remember. Our boys, Yoodo Gank (pre-Fredo) were our sole representatives and were one spot shy of a top 10 finish.
Team Secret set up Southeast Asian base here
Back in April 2019, Team Secret, an organization founded by Dota 2 legend, Clement “Puppey” Ivanov, set its sights on our soil for its first expansion into the region. They signed the former Genexus squad, who were the winners of the PUBG Mobile Club Open SEA 2019. At the time, the team consisted of BiuBiu, SinB, Alex and Stewart9k. While the roster has gone through numerous shuffles since then and all the original members have departed (BiuBiu was the last to leave), the Team Secret name is here to stay and flourish, especially with a stunning roster that includes MADTOI, iShotz, uHigh and Rex. Barely qualifying for PMGC 2020, they remain the last Malaysian hope for us to root for!
The one and only Fredo Sameon
Speaking of Fredo, did you know that he’s one of the stars for our upcoming documentary, Jalur 14? The accomplished young lad first found success in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang as a key player of Team Saiyan (now Team Bosskurr) before transitioning seamlessly to PUBG Mobile – he has been a staple of Yoodo Gank ever since. Whether it’s streaming on Facebook Gaming, competing professionally, or looking good for the camera, the always-smiling fragger is a gaming prodigy who has no trouble adapting to whatever situation he’s in. While it’s a shame he won’t be at PMGC 2020, we look forward to watching him compete in the regular season next year.
Champions of the first PMPL SEA Finals
On 3 May this year, Malaysian fan favourites Yoodo Gank proved that the Malaysian PUBG Mobile esports scene was a force to be reckoned with, trumping the best Southeast Asian teams – including world champions Bigetron RA – in the PUBG Mobile Professional League (PMPL) SEA Finals Season 1. They bagged five whopping Chicken Dinners, 126 kills (the Finals’ highest) and a 97-point lead with 284 points. You can relieve their journey right here.
Heroes in a proudly Malaysian documentary
eGG Network and Esports Integrated (ESI) have been working on the ambitious docuseries of Jalur 14, to share tales about the rise of Malaysian esports. Featuring an array of prominent figures across multiple esports titles, no stones were left unturned, with the likes of Fredo, casters ChuChu Gaming and J Hunter, and regular PUBG Mobile content creators FattahZie and MasterRamen making an appearance to represent the mobile battle royale esports sphere.
The standard rises
Team Secret and Yoodo Gank are no longer the only existing teams to go beyond the national tier, after raising the local esports standard by advancing to the PUBG Mobile World League Season Zero (PMWL 2020). Team SMG (formerly Bapak Ah Esports) and Geek Fam PUBG Mobile are the two new additions that made it to the upper echelons, proving themselves to be worthy of competing in the second PMPL SEA Finals. Goes to show that there will inevitably be more local teams that will reach the level of the big daddies and go beyond.
Bringing more ladies to the scene
The Waisu Hera roster got the ball rolling when they blew everyone away with an impressive performance on the first day of the PUBG Mobile Malaysia National Championship (PMNC 2020) Playoffs. Since then, more all-girl teams have been making appearances in the circle, including PowerPuff Girls PUBG Mobile(competed in PMPL MY/SG Season 2) and Team Arc Esports’ Arcadia Dianne, not to mention that the Waisu Hera players got picked up by Geek Fam to form the very first Geek Fam Girls.
Facebook Gaming Creators forming their own teams
Even Malaysian streamers don’t want to miss out on the fun of PUBG Mobile esports. MissRose Gaming founded MissRose Esports earlier this year – which she co-manages with her husband – and Soloz followed suit later by forming the Anti Circle squad with the roster of Marlino (PMPL MY/SG Season 2 finalists). The latter mentioned that “each (Anti Circle) player will be given a fixed salary every month, facilities and other related aspects that will be improved over time.”
The Malay language added to PUBG Mobile
Malay players finally get the recognition they deserve when Tencent added Bahasa Melayu to their mobile game, allowing them to enjoy it even more with the availability of their native tongue – enough said.
PMWL and PMGC available live on eGG Network
And finally, we at eGG Network are pretty proud of bringing top-notch PUBG Mobile esports action right to your TV screen with live broadcasts of PMWL 2020 and now, PMGC 2020. And we couldn’t have done it without the tremendous support you guys have given us, thanks to the 1.46mil unique views of PMWL you have given us on our channel. We look forward to serving all you PUBG Mobile esports enthusiasts with more live streams of future PMGCs.
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