The upcoming eSports tournament will see global support by 40 different teams
The online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG), has confirmed the details of its first eSports competition. The PUBG Mobile World League is bringing a total of 40 teams from around the world who will be split into two different divisions. The director of PUBG Mobile global esports James Yang unveiled the PUBG Mobile World League (PMWL) season zero, as the PMPL South Asia finals concluded. A total prize pool of $850,000 was announced that will be split between the East and West conferences.
This will be the biggest prize pool announced for a single PUBG Mobile event since it started. The competition will run from July 10 to August 9. As the teams are spread around the world and the coronavirus pandemic is still impacting several countries, the tournament will be played online only. Yang added that after “thousands of tests and full-range research,” the team found a “fair enough solution” to hold the event online. That’s actually the reason why this season is called “season zero” as it is not running the same as regular seasons were planned, but it is more a special season due to the pandemic.
Each division will have 20 teams representing. So far, the PMWL East division already has the 20 participating teams ready. On the other hand, the West division has six slots that are filled by the top six teams of the ongoing PMPL Americas season one. Also, three of the slots were filled by the top three teams of the PMPL South Asia season one finals.