Kuala Lumpur, 27 November 2020 – Opening the largest Esports competition in the world, PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC), PUBG MOBILE reveals its groundbreaking 2021 esports program, boasting an incredible $14,000,000 USD prize pool, the highest in mobile esports history.
Following an exceptional year that broke all viewership records for PUBG MOBILE esports and saw more teams register to compete, next year’s program offers more players than ever before a shot at esports stardom. The 2021 program will introduce seven new PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) regions in CIS, Turkey, Western Europe, Arabia, North America, Latin America, and Brazil, which will complement the existing PMPLs in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
Similar to this year, the newly revealed 2021 program will split the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) and PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) into two seasons, spring and fall with the PUBG MOBILE Global Championship (PMGC) at the end of the year. Registration for the PMCO Spring Split will open on January 1st 2021 and close on January 24th. A hugely expanded program, alongside the new PMPL and PMCO regions, the ecosystem will also introduce exciting PUBG MOBILE Invitationals which will take place in the summer, hosted by top pro teams around the world. With huge ambitions to become the first tier 1 mobile esports, the 2021 program will also seek to build more PUBG MOBILE studios in countries around the world, following its first in Katowice which was unveiled this year in partnership with ESL.
The reveal of this groundbreaking program at the same time added more excitement in the opening of PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2020 on (24/11). As the final event of the 2020 season and the pinnacle of the mobile esports calendar, in PMGC 2020, 24 best pro teams from across the globe will face off across four electrifying weeks of league play, offering fans the highest level of PUBG MOBILE competition to win an incredible $2M USD prize pool. Partnership with Qualcomm Technologies who deliver the ultimate gaming advantage, OnePlus and Mountain Dew as official title sponsor, the PMGC league will run until December 20th, and the PMGC Finals will take place in early 2021.
The PUBG MOBILE esports ecosystem began in 2018 and now in 2020 PMPL and PMCO has succeeded to support all levels from amateur to semi-pro and pro across multiple countries and regions, ensuring a clear path for talented players to progress. PUBG MOBILE esports has seen 100 million hours watched in 2020 so far, over a million concurrent viewers tuning into the PUBG MOBILE World League (PMWL), and more than 120,000 teams registering to compete. This year’s program sees teams competing for a $5,000,000 USD prize pool.
“2020 has been an incredibly special year for us as we’ve expanded in all aspects and completed our amateur to pro ecosystem, but this was only the beginning. We have huge ambitions to become a tier 1 esports and stand shoulder to shoulder with the biggest games in the world, not just to break boundaries within mobile esports,” said James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports. “The huge increase in the prize pool is representative of the growth we foresee in 2021. In western regions in particular there’s huge room for expansion and I couldn’t be more excited for the future of PUBG MOBILE esports,” added James.
Watch PMGC League on the PUBG MOBILE Malaysia Youtube channel on November 24 – December 20th:
- Every Tuesday and Wednesday (from 19:00pm MYT) – all 24 teams compete for league points, with six exhilarating matches per day
- Every Thursday – Sunday (from 19:00pm MYT) – top 16 teams who have achieved the most league points during the week will battle to earn Championship Points.
At the end of the PMGC League the 16 teams with the most Championship Points will qualify for the prestigious PMGC Finals in January 2021.
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