PUBG MOBILE esports will feature US$14 million total prize pool, plus other 2021 updates
It seems fitting that some pretty big PUBG Mobile esports news were dropped during the international tournament of PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season Zero (PMGC 2020), at a time when Tencent's mobile battle royale sport is at its peak.
In the latest video update, director of PUBG Mobile Global Esports, James Yang, merrily shared some of the latest milestones for the year 2020. On top of achieving 1.1 million concurrent viewers for the PUBG Mobile World League Season Zero (PMWL 2020), PUBG Mobile esports has amassed 100 million total watch hours and over 120,000 team registrations for PMPLs (PUBG Mobile Professional League) and PMCOs (PUBG Mobile Club Open).
Just when we thought that having US$5 million in total prize pool for PUBG Mobile esports this year is impressive, they're upping the ante by introducing an insane amount of US$14 million for next year's total prize pool.
That's not it for 2021. PUBG Mobile esports will be opening its PMPL doors to more countries too, including the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Turkey, Western Europe, Arabia, North America, Latin America and Brazil; current existing PMPLs will continue as usual.
Other changes that have been to 2021's PUBG Mobile esports plan, is the addition of invitational competitions during the summer break, after the spring split of PMPLs and PMCOs. This means non-stop PUBG Mobile action for fans everywhere, and teams will constantly be on their toes if they want to stay in the meta. Plus, instead of two global series in a year, PMGC will only take place once at the end of the year, with business as usual for PMPLs and PMCOs, which will continue being held two seasons a year. That's a lot to take in!
And for our last tiny update, registration for PMCO Spring Split 2021 will begin sooner this time, from 1 - 24 January.
What do you think of next year's PUBG Mobile esports format? James was definitely more than excited to share these terrific news with the fans.