PUBG Mobile Esports has changed their plans to host the grand finals of PUBG Mobile Global Championship at the dedicated venue in Dubai as three of the participants have tested positive to COVID-19. To ensure the safety, the entire tournament will be held in an isolated fashion, away from the planned venue.
The league stages of PUBG Mobile Global Championship were held in an online manner due to the prevailing pandemic and after taking large efforts to bring every qualifying team at a common venue, PUBG Mobile was finally ready to host its first LAN event in a long time but unfortunately, the players will have to compete in a slightly different manner than planned.
The official Facebook handle of PUBG Mobile Esports made this shocking revelation after hyping up the start of this tournament for a long time. PUBG Mobile Global Championship is the pinnacle of the competitive PUBG Mobile where top-teir around the world gather to fight for a grand prize pool. A total of over $1M prize pool is allocated for PMGC 2020.
The officials have not revealed the identities of the players or teams which they belong to. The announcement says, “Following the COVID testing upon entry to the PMGC Finals, three players tested positive for COVID-19. They remain well and have shown no symptoms for now.
They are under self-quarantine, along with those who have been in close contact with them and we are conducting regular testing. Our team is providing all necessary support, including medical assistance from health facilities and we are dedicated to their full recovery.”
The team will follow a ‘contingency plan’ and begin the finale as planned on 21st Jan with players competing in isolation. It is difficult to say if the tournament will be hosted at the venue for the remaining days or not.