- PUBG Mobile Pro League is back with $14 million in prize money
- The competition will unite seven regions in four regional championships
- Once again, the season will end with the PUBG MOBILE Global Championship
With some small tweaks to the competitive circuit, the 2021 PUBG Mobile Pro League is back once again, offering $14 million to participants.
PUBG Mobile Pro League Returns in 2021
Good news everyone, the 2021 PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) is back with seven regions to benefit from one of the most significant events in the game's esports scene.
The regions will be divvying up a total of $14 million, too, making it the highest prize pool allocated to a single competitive season in any mobile game. In the official release, the company had this to add:
“With the introduction of seven new leagues to the PMPL in 2021, PUBG MOBILE cements its position as one of the most diverse and largest mobile esports programs in the world.”Game Press
The competitive circuit will run across seven regions, including Latin America, North America, Brazil, Arabia, Western Europe, CIS, and Turkey. All of these regions have been vetted carefully by the PUBG Corporation so as to assure that there is enough interest to merit involvement.
The top teams from every region will progress to a unifying format where they will play the “World Class” tournament, which is another brand-new addition to the competitive circuit. All top teams from their respective regions will compete against one another, independent of the place of origin.
All teams will compete across four Regional Championships, part of the PUBG MOBILE Pro League, including:
- PMPL Southeast Asia Championship (PMPL SEA)
- PMPL Americas Championship
- PMPL South Asia Championship
- PMPL EMEA Championship
The circuit will have two seasons, with the grand finals held at the very end of 2021 under the aegis of the PUBG MOBILE Global Championship (PMGC).
Mobile Esports Exploding in 2021
PUBG's new prize pool should not be surprising at all. The company has hit a new milestone in March, clocking in one billion downloads. PUBG is hardly the only game to have been making titles in the mobile segment.
League of Legends: Wild Rift, the mobile alter ego of the main game, is heading into the mobile MOBA genre slated to take on competition from the likes of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Honor of Kings.
With PUBG Corp. ramping up investment in its flagship title, it's not unlikely for other mobile games to start following, giving an additional incentive to mobile esports, which, until a few years ago, were mostly shunned as they failed to live up to the same standards as console and PC gaming.