Tencent reveals PUBG Mobile World League with nearly $1 prize pool
Just days ago, Tencent, specifically director of PUBG Mobile global esports James Yang, revealed the PUBG Mobile World League. PMWL will start with a 2020 launch of Season Zero. Being the latest addition to PUBG Mobile esports, this new format is an exciting addition for players.
PUBG Mobile World League
This new ecosystem includes 40 teams around the world to participate in the league. Because these 40 teams are divided into two sets, the eastern and western regions can each boast 20 teams. However, unlike most mobile tournaments, this year’s prize pool is a whopping $850 thousand. Although other mobile esports like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Mobile have held larger numbers, this prize pool is the largest in PUBG Mobile history.
PMWL Season Zero
With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the world and limiting live events, Tencent went forward with a new strategy. PMWL Season Zero is formatted to be fully functional with regards to the pandemic.
As the game’s commercial partner, ESL initially planned to create a studio for matches in Katowice. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, PUBG Mobile was unable to hit live events. “The overall design and concept is very impressive,” said James Yang. “So far, we just shared a sneak peak with the pro teams, and the pro teams were really impressed. So it’s a big pity we couldn’t share this.”
Esports continues to grow at every level of the industry and PUBG Mobile esports is no exception. With the reveal of PUBG Mobile World League Season Zero, excitement for a new structure awaits fans and pros. Who knows which team will end up winning the bulk of the $850 thousand prize pool.
Written by Justin Amin