Esports’ biggest mobile title looking to keep momentum alive.

12:00, 06 Jan 2020

Alright everyone, break time's over, let’s get the new year started! In PUBG Mobile's case, this means opening registrations for the PUBG Mobile Club Open.

The PMCO is a year-long competition, divided in Spring and Fall Splits. Open to both professional and semi-professional players, it hosts teams from fifteen different regions. And not only does it have a cool $1 million prize pool of its own available, but it also allows its winners entry into the game's World League.

Winner winner get in here!

PUBG Mobile esports in 2020

Newly announced during 2019's PMCO Fall Split Global Finals, the World League aims to bring the best teams of the game together. This means that, besides the PMCO delegation, it will feature winners from the country-level Pro Leagues in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as those who came out on top in the regional leagues of the Americas and South Asia.

At the end of the year, all these events will be crowned with a World Championship. In total, publisher Tencent has promised $5 million in winnings across the entire circuit.

PMCO Spring schedule

The PUBG Mobile Club Open calendar for the first half of 2020 looks as follows:

Jan 3-21          Teams can sign up for competition
Jan 23-Feb 2   Qualification rounds
February         Regional group stages and semi finals
March              Regional finals
May                 World League

We don't know exactly when the Fall Split will start yet, but with the second leg of the World League planned for October, June seems the most likely candidate.

Director of Global Esports James Yang explains the 2020 format.

The last year has been a very successful one for PUBG Mobile esports. The game surpassed $1 billion in revenue and could boast 57 million hours watched for its esports program. In December, 525,133 viewers saw team Bigetron win the 2019 Fall Split.

With a new format and bigger prize pool, it does not seem unreasonable to expect even better things from the title in 2020.

 

Image via Tencent. 

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