As has become a tradition for the PUBG Mobile esports scene, James Yang took to the virtual stage before the initiation of the PUBG Mobile World Championship, the main event of the 2020 circuit, to reveal plans and more for 2021.
The highlight of the reveal was the announcement of a whopping 14 million prizepool for the 2021 circuit, which eclipses the 5 million pool that was dedicated to the PUBG Mobile esports scene in 2020.
Along with the prizepool, Yang enunciated the addition of seven PUBG Mobile Pro Leagues in each of Turkey, Arabia, North America, Western Europe, Latin America, Brazil and CIS.
PUBG Mobile Pro League New Locations –
- CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States)
- Arabia Region
- Western Europe
- North America
- Latin America
PUBG Mobile Club Opens will also be held in United Kingdom, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mexico, France, UAE, Africa and more. These opens will be in addition to the ones already being held.
Yang also revealed the pathway the PUBG mobile esports scene will follow in 2021, with the events to happen in 4 quarters – PMPL in Q1, Q3 and PMCO in Q2, Q4 – with the PUBG mobile World Championship being the mega event and the grand finale of sorts to end the 2021 chapter.
Unlike the 2020 reveal, a breakdown of the prizepool is yet to announced. The Indian teams were well placed to feature at the PUBG mobile world championship before the ban and it will be interesting to see if they can repeat their 2020 first-half heroics in 2021, with the game set for a return to the Indian markets, albeit with a dedicated version.