After three days of sweat, gunpowder and explosions, The Infinity Esports emerged triumphant to bag the trophy in the PUBG Mobile Professional League Southeast Asia (PMPL SEA) Championship Season 3.
With four Winner Winner Chicken Dinners and 121 kills (totalling up to a whopping 239 points) to their name, they had the highest number of WWCDs and eliminations in the whole competition. They are also the second PUBG Mobile Thai team to win the SEA series, after RRQ Athena in PMCO (PUBG Mobile Club Open) Fall Split SEA Championship 2019. The Infinity Esports were rewarded US$30,000 for their championship title, US$2,000 more for the Chicken Dinners they acquired, and most importantly, they immediately qualify for PMPL SEA Championship Season 4.
nOOzy of The Infinity Esports was awarded the Finals MVP title, giving him an additional US$6,000 for his outstanding performance. He did rake in close to 10,000 damage and 56 kills, 23 more than the second-best fragger, LIVESCAPE's KatouLyssa.
Not so close behind them are EVOS Reborn and Infinity IQ, who are the runner-ups and second-runner ups of the tournament. They earned US$20,000 and US$15,000, respectively, but the Indonesian squad also scored the last set of tickets to the next season of the PMPL SEA Championship. It was a close call for the pair, with AURA Esports and LIVESCAPE close behind before they got knocked out early in the last two games.
Alas, for the Malaysian teams, the rest proved too much for RSG Malaysia, Geek Fam and Dingoz MPX. The PMPL MY/SG Season 3 Finals champions did win one Chicken Dinner that boosted their rankings, and Geek Fam were pretty consistent in most matches. Nevertheless, their country is proud of the hard work they've put in, and wish them the best next season.
16 of the best PUBG Mobile professional esports teams across Southeast Asia competed in PMPL SEA Championship Season 3, battling for the US$150,000 total prize pool and two direct slots to the next season. The regional tournament ran from 21 - 23 May, and was broadcast live on the official PUBG Mobile Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The PUBG Mobile SEA Championship Season 3 starts this evening and it's going to be a gruelling 3 days for the 16 teams involved in the tournament. All the best teams in the region are coming together in a massive bloodbath - 18 rounds to be played, which means 18 Chicken Dinners and hundreds of kills to be scored. In the end, we can only have one champion. Who is it going to be? We're no experts at predicting, but it's fun to do so anyway. If you're looking for a team to root this weekend, here are our top picks for securing the season 3 Championship.
Bigetron RA - it's hard not to root for these guys. Since the debut of the squad in 2018, they have consistently walked away with first place finishes more often than not. Even after some roster changes not too long ago, the core trio of Zuxxy, Luxxy and Ryzen has managed to keep the fire going and it doesn't look like it's extinguishing soon. The team won the previous PMPL Sea Championship, the latest PMPL-ID regular season, and finished second in the country finals. If you want a shining example of consistency, you can look no further than Bigetron RA. Expect them to walk away with the trophy or at least finish near the top.
These guys have had pretty consistent results throughout the season and recent tournaments, and are also likely contenders for the throne. Expect them to give the other teams a challenge this weekend and finish in the upper half of the leaderboard.
These teams have been playing well enough to reach this stage, but are relatively new/inexperienced or just haven't been very consistent. There's a chance they do well, but we think they will most likely fall in the lower half of the leaderboard.
Coming from the PMCO Wildcard qualifiers, they haven't had much time in the spotlight and there's hardly any info about them. They played well enough to qualify for the SEA Championship, so they definitely have the potential to succeed. With the added benefit of flying under the radar, they might come in unexpectedly to swoop the trophy. Will they show their true colours this weekend? We'll just have to wait and see.
While PUBG Mobile is a game that can be technically won by teams without scoring any kills, it is very unlikely to happen. Most of the time you'll see a correlation between the top fraggers and victorious teams. After all, the more kills you get, the fewer opponents you have to deal with, increasing your chances of being the last team to survive. Let's not forget that kills also contribute to the score of your team, which is important in competitive play - you can still win without scoring the most Chicken Dinners if you have enough kills.
That being said, let's take a look at the top-performing fraggers of the teams competing at the PUBG Mobile Professional League Southeast Asia (PMPL SEA) Championship Season 3 this weekend to get a rough idea of how the teams might fare. Keep in mind that these results are based on the Finals stage of each national PMPLs.
In first place, we have none other than Kim from RSG Malaysia; truly outstanding to see a Malaysian player topping the charts. Even though he's the support of the team, he managed to top PMPL-MY/SG's finals weekend with a kill score of 40 - four more than the second-highest scorer, n00zy from The Infinity (Thailand) who had 36.
Next up at 3rd is Bigetron RA's (Indonesia) Zuxxy, someone who's no stranger to winning awards, with 33. Keep an eye out on these players this weekend for some top-notch action (if they can keep up their top form from the PMPLs!). Rounding up the top six are JaydeN (Aura Esports ID) at 30, and CONCEPT (Valdus The Murder TH) and Eypul (Dingoz MPX MY) tied with 29 each, though the Thai player has the upper hand with more damage dealt.
Finishing up the list are Frankyyy (HVNB VN) 28, Tomz (LIVESCAPE formerly Geek Fam ID) 28, Jeixy (Aura Esports ID) 27 and GodTunny (The Infinity TH) 27. Aura Esports and The Infinity are the only teams with more than one player in the top fragger list, so they should have a high chance of scoring massive points if they are in shape this weekend.
However, the PMPL SEA Championship S3 will be a whole different ballgame for the competitors - all their opponents, except the ones from their regional qualifier, will be teams that they don't encounter under usual circumstances (excluding scrims). These teams might be the kings of their own region, but when it comes down to opponents and strategies that they're less accustomed to, it's going to be a different story - some of their tactics may or may not work on the battlefield this weekend. Regardless of the outcome, we believe that the PMPL SEA Championship is going to be an event you don't want to miss!
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:
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.
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.
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.