PUBG Mobile latest update: PUBG Mobile Esports Director James Yang revealed plans for the title’s esport ecosystem for the coming year. Which will have a staggering prize pool of $14,000,000 USD, reportedly the highest in mobile esports history. This news was announced during the opening of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC).
The Prize pool has gone from a total prize pool of 5 Million Dollars in 2020 to 14 Million Dollars announced for 2021
The Corporation will introduce seven new PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) regions in CIS, Turkey, Western Europe, Arabia, North America, Latin America, and Brazil. The newly established leagues are expected to be complementary to those that already exist in South and Southeast Asia, In addition to an increase prize pool.
James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports, commented on the announcement: “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.”
After a hugely successful 2020 calendar, the developers have now plunged a huge amount of capital into the prize pools, with help from their sponsors: Mountain Dew, Qualcomm, and OnePlus. With more regions and tournaments than ever before, corporation has taken another step forward as the leading mobile esports game.
What will be the Format?
It will follow a similar structure to this year, with PMCOs and PMPLs being split into two seasons with the PMGC taking place at the end of the year. They will also be introducing the PUBG Mobile Invitationals, which will take place in the Summer and will be hosted by top pro teams around the world.
The 2020 season saw 120,000 teams sign up for the esport worldwide, and the events racked up over 100 million hours watched on Twitch. With an expansion to seven more regions and an increase of 280% in prize money, the future is bright for PUBG Mobile esports.
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