After teasing us in the PUBG Mobile World League Season Zero, we finally know what the biggest PUBG Mobile event of the year will be, and that is the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) Season Zero 2020.
Announced alongside the latest upcoming version of PUBG Mobile (we’ll come to that later), PMGC Season Zero was recently unveiled by James Yang, director of PUBG Mobile global esports, as a merger between the recently-concluded PUBG Mobile World League and the PUBG Mobile World Championship. On top of that, the PMGC Season Zero will be the first ever mobile esports tournament to feature a whopping US$2 million, cementing its status as the largest PUBG Mobile esports series in the world.
As a global competition, the PMGC Season Zero will pit the world’s best PUBG Mobile teams against each other, including North America, Southeast Asia and even China. The tournament will take place late November this year, with more details to be shared in the coming months.
Let’s not forget about the latest upcoming update coming to the PUBG Mobile game, Version 1.0, which was revealed at the same time. This will be the biggest update to befall upon the mobile battle royale, featuring graphics overhaul, a sleeker user experience (UX) and a mysterious new gameplay feature that will be shown at a later date.
The graphics improvement was designed to make PUBG Mobile a more realistic battleground experience. Thus, such upgrades apply to the details of character models and movements, in-game graphics that give gunshots and explosions more punch, and more life-like environment that breathe new life into the game with better lighting, shading and the like.
Plus, the experience of gamers mustn’t be overlooked, which is why the PUBG Mobile UX has been given a face lift to make way for a new interactive lobby, easier-on-the-eyes user interface (UI) and smoother animations.
Instead of crowding the screen with menus for every aspect of the lobby, including Social, Game and Store, PUBG Mobile 1.0 will instead have a multi-screen interface that divides these aspects into three separate pages. On top of that, gamers can even customise these pages to their liking.
PUBG Mobile version 1.0 will arrive on 8 September, so be sure to make your calendars and download the update before gaming with your friends.