The PUBG Mobile esports ecosystem in 2020 aspects a prize pool of $5 million break up throughout several regions and tournaments round the world. In addition to the Club Open, month-long Pro Leagues and World Leagues have been deliberate to supply top-notch PUBG Mobile action.
Unfortunately for followers and gamers alike, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the agenda of the leagues. With severa esports tournaments already being cancelled, the fate of the World League remains to be seen.
James Yang, director of PUBG Mobile global esports at Tencent Games, mentioned with Dot Esports the effects of the pandemic and the challenges in making PUBG Mobile into one of the biggest world cell esport titles. He additionally commented on the newly-constructed studio for the game in Katowice, Poland, and more.
What has been the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on PUBG Mobile Esports?
James Yang: This 12 months we began the Pro Leagues. It’s a very necessary yr for PUBG Mobile because, on the grounds that 2018, we started out establishing the usual esports ecosystem: from amateur, semi-pro, and finally to pro.
We commenced the PMPL Southeast Asia which consists of many countries. This includes PMPL Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and additionally Chinese Taipei.
We also began the PMPL South Asia which faced a number of complications due to the coronavirus lockdown and we had to put it on keep after just two days of play. The match resumed closing month.
PMPL Americas, which was supposed to start in May, has been postponed to June. The World League has also been postponed through a month.
The predominant exchange is that the PMPL Americas and South Asia have been modified to on line events. Originally, they have been offline events. We had already set up the whole thing such as the venue and the stage for these PMPLs. We couldn’t use it [because of the COVID-19 pandemic] however we are confident of delivering a exceptional experience for these two Pro Leagues on line and for that, we have finished numerous preparations.