PUBG Mobile have revealed their 2021 calendar which boasts $14million in prize money.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile have revealed their "groundbreaking" 2021 calendar which boasts $14million in prize money - the highest prize pool in mobile esports history.
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, PUBG has taken another step forward as the leading mobile esports game.
Alongside the whopping prize pool, the developers have revealed that they will introduce the esport into seven new PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) regions. For the first time CIS, Turkey, Western Europe, Arabia, North America, Latin America, and Brazil, will complement the existing PMPLs in South Asia and Southeast Asia.
The format will continue from the 2020 season which saw the season be split into two sections. With the conclusion of the PMCO and PMPL regional events, the best teams in the world will gather at the PUBG Mobile Global Championship at the end of the year, to see who can be crowned as the world champions.
James Yang, Director of PUBG Mobile Global Esports, expressed his excitement on the campaign, stating: "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.
"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."
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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