The first Super Weekend of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 (PMGC S0) was supposed to conclude yesterday, but many of you must have been wondering what happened when the stream didn't start on time. According to the official PUBG Mobile Esport page, there was a power outage at the broadcast studio in Katowice yesterday.
Since the first two days are completed, we can still take a look at what happened on Friday and Saturday. After 10 rounds of matches, Four Angry Men (4AM) from China are sitting nicely on top of the leaderboard, followed by Bigetron RA (BTR RA) and RRQ Athena (RRQ Ath). What a turn of events, considering the placement of the teams after the first two weekdays.
It's definitely too early to tell who's going to run away with the trophy at this point in time, but you can tell who's in shape. BTR RA have remained extremely consistent and almost everybody else has shifted around. Fortunately, for the teams that climbed, the Super Weekend points are the only points that matter.
Team Secret are currently struggling - despite one Chicken Dinner finish on Friday, they have been eliminated at close to last place in almost all their matches. We hope that it's just the usual Team Secret warming up routine and that they'll bounce back in shape over the next few weeks. Go Malaysia! On the same boat are Loops and Futbolist, while Klas Digital Athletics, KoniaPower and Nova Esports have all stepped it up.
At the time of writing, there is no confirmation on when it will be postponed to (possibly later today or tomorrow). Hopefully we won't have to wait long to watch day 3 being played out, and that it doesn't affect the schedules of the players too drastically but we can only sit and wait.
In the meantime, stay tuned to eGG Network and we'll keep you up to date on PMGC S0 and other PUBG Mobile news. Catch all the action from 24 November to 20 December at 7 PM (GMT+8) on eGG Network TV (CH800 for MY viewers).
The first two days of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 concluded last night, with 16 teams taking a break today to prepare for the long Super Weekend starting tomorrow. It’s been refreshing to finally see both eastern and western teams facing off against each other after the past few months of regional-only tournaments. And based on the results of the weekdays, it looks like the two regions are evenly matched.
Bigetron RA (BTR RA) finished in first place last night thanks to their superb day 2 performance - the team scored three out of the day’s six possible Chicken Dinners! After a quiet start to the week, it looks like they have warmed up sufficiently for the first Super Weekend. It’s still too early to tell who’s going to dominate the tournament, but history has shown us that BTR RA rarely ever lets us down. They’re definitely one of the teams to keep an eye out for.
Loops Esports - the Brazilian powerhouse, that won the PMPL Fall Split 2020 Americas Finals and finished 2nd at PMWL S0 West, might not be talked about much in this side of the world but their consistent weekday performances speak for themselves. Only 7 points behind BTR RA, they are one of the favourites to watch this weekend.
Futbolist - winners of the PMWL S0 West, the squad finished 3rd place this weekday. While relatively low scoring in terms of kills, the team finished top 5 in six of their eight rounds, showing that the game can also be won without being hyper-aggressive. Definitely not to be slept on, as their past achievements show that they’re capable of being the best.
Aerowolf Limax - another Indonesian representative, the first runner up of the PMPL 2020 Fall Split SEA (right behind fellow countrymen BTR RA) show that they’re still on form for this tournament. While they didn’t score any Chicken DInners, they placed high in most of Top 4 in most of their matches but struggled in the ones where they didn’t. Definitely not a team to sleep on.
A7 - the second Brazilian representative, had a decent performance with one Chicken Dinner per day. Though the team has only been slowly rising in smaller tournaments, 5th place for the weekdays is a good sign of things to come from this young squad. Let’s see if they have what it takes to hang with the big boys tomorrow.
Team Secret started day 1 with a bang, with back-to-back Chicken Dinners, but failed to repeat their performance the following day. Secret has yet to impress when it comes to tournaments with teams from outside Malaysia/Singapore but with the recent switch in their lineup (Rex in, BiuBiu out), could this be the tournament where they break out of their comfort zone? This relatively new composition has a yet to be determined skill ceiling, but all hopes are uHigh (get it?) as they are the only Malaysian team at PMGC. Let’s see how they fare this weekend.
Four Angry Men (4AM), and Nova Esports round up the remaining top 8, with only 2 points separating the two Chinese teams. With a middle of the pack performance during the weekdays, one might think they’re taking it easy until the Super Weekends begin - a solid strategy since Super Weekend points are all that matters anyway.
Speaking of Super Weekend, here are the top 16 weekday teams who will be competing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
|1||Bigetron RA (ID)|
|4||Aerowolf LIMAX (ID)|
|5||A7 Esports (BR)|
|6||Team Secret (MY)|
|7||Four Angry Men (CN)|
|8||Nova Esports (CN)|
|10||RRQ Athena (TH)|
|11||Abrupt Slayers (NE)|
|12||Team Secret Jin (TH)|
|13||Execute Esports (US)|
|14||Klas Digital Athletics (TU)|
|15||POWER888 KPS (TH)|
|16||BLUE BEES (JP)|
For the remaining teams who didn't make it, they still have 3 more weeks to step up their game. Unfortunately, because only the Super Weekend points, they'll have a lot of catching up to do. Which team are you excited to see tomorrow? We'll be rooting for our countrymen, of course! Go Team Secret!
It’s going to be an action-packed weekend, so make sure you stay glued to the screen! PMGC is one tournament that PUBG Mobile fans won’t want to miss. Catch all the action on eGG Network TV (CH800 for MY viewers) or Twitch (English|Malay), Facebook (Malay) or YouTube (English|Malay).
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