Today, during the opening of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship, PUBG Mobile has unveiled its 2021 esports program which will have an $14 million prize pool – the highest in mobile esports history.
The esports program will be expanded to 7 new PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) regions in CIS, Turkey, Western Europe, Arabia, North America, Latin America and Brazil. With the existing PMPLs in South Asia and Southeast Asia, PUBG Mobile Pro League will cover most of the world.
The 2021 programme will see the introduction of invitationals over the summer, which will be hosted by some of the leading PUBG Mobile pro teams from around the world.
“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,” James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports said.
“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.This year, we’ve been cooperating closely with our sponsors- Qualcomm Technologies, Mountain Dew, and OnePlus, and we look forward to continue the amazing partnerships with them and with more next year.”