PUBG MOBILE revealed its groundbreaking 2021 esports program at the opening of the PMGC, 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 PMCOs and PMPLs into two seasons, 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 see PUBG MOBILE build more studios in countries around the world, following its first in Katowice which was unveiled this year in partnership with ESL.
The groundbreaking program was revealed at the opening of the PMGC, the final event of the 2020 season and the pinnacle of the mobile esports calendar. The 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. Players are competing for an incredible $2M USD, the biggest prize pool in PUBG MOBILE history for a single tournament. The PMGC league will run until December 20th, and the PMGC Finals will take place in early 2021.
The official title sponsor of PMGC is Qualcomm Technologies who deliver the ultimate gaming advantage with Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™, a full arsenal of hardware and software features that can be fully integrated into top-tier smartphones that are powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G Mobile Platforms. OnePlus is a leading global mobile technology company featuring the ultra-fast OnePlus 8T 5G smartphone as the official device of PMGC. OnePlus 8T is powered by the Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform.
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The PUBG MOBILE esports ecosystem began in 2018 with grassroots events across the world, and 2020 saw the completion of the amateur to pro circuit with the introduction of the PMPL, and the major expansion of the PMCO. The program now supports competitors of 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, over a million concurrent viewers, 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.This year, we’ve been cooperating closely with our sponsors- Qualcomm Technologies, Mountain Dew, and OnePlus, and we look forward to continuing the amazing partnerships with them and with more next year.”
How to watch PMGC League on the PUBG MOBILE Esports YouTube channel. (November 24 – December 20th) :
- Every Tuesday and Wednesday (from 11am UTC) – tune in to see all 24 teams compete for league points, with six exhilarating matches per day
- Every Thursday – Sunday (from 11am UTC) – the 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.