Everything you need to know about PMPL SEA Championship Season 3
One of the biggest (current) PUBG Mobile regional tournaments in the world, the PUBG Mobile Professional League Southeast Asia (PMPL SEA) Championship Season 3, is set to fire up the stage this Friday (21 May) with a three-day spectacle that will surely blow everyone's socks off. With so many coverage on the PMPL SEA Championship, we decided to make it easier for you guys and pour every essential detail into one single piece.
Here's all the info you need to know about PMPL SEA Championship Season 3:
Not the Finals just yet
We've been so accustomed to calling it the PMPL SEA Finals for the past two seasons. But, things are a little different this round - it's been officially revealed that the spring split of the regional competition will instead be dubbed as the PMPL SEA Championship, following the change in format for PUBG Mobile esports this year.
Plus, since the international PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) is now a single year-end event, the top teams of PMPL SEA Championship Season 3 won't qualify for PMGC 2021. They'd have to repeat their success in the next PMPL SEA Finals Season 4 to represent their countries on the world stage. However, the top 2 teams of PMPL SEA Championship Season 3 will immediately advance to the next PMPL SEA Leagues Season 4.
PMPL SEA Finals Season 2 champions
LIVESCAPE (formerly Geek Fam ID)
Since Bigetron RA already qualified for PMPL SEA Finals Season 3, their championship placement during Regular Season and runner-up spot in the Country Finals made it possible for EVOS Reborn and Aura Esports, respectively, to make their regional debut. Plus, Country Finals champions Geek Fam Indonesia's ownership has been transferred to event management company Livescape group, leading to their name change.
Valdus Esports were the champions of PMPL-TH Season 3 Regular Season, thus securing their SEA Finals slot. Though they placed second in the Country Finals, the next slot for the SEA Finals went to the second runner-ups: The Infinity.
PMCO SEA Wildcard
Format and prize pool
The three-day PUBG Mobile esports series will feature a total of 18 matches, divided into six matches daily. The points system will also follow the current standards, which was changed mid-last year to shake up the meta.
Finally, it has been officially revealed that the PMPL SEA Championship Season 3 will boast US$150,000 in prize pool money, with the champions walking away with one-fifth of the amount: US$30,000. The overall MVP will also be rewarded an additional US$6,000, and teams will earn an extra US$500 for each Winner Winner Chicken Dinner they bagged.