Tencent Bets Big on PUBG Mobile’s 2020 Plans
Tencent continues to shore up its competitive plans for PUBG Mobile, detailing its 2020 esports plans with the close of the PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 Fall Split Global Finals, announcing an overall prize pool that will top $5 million next year. Prizes will be split within the slate of amateur, semi-pro and professional leagues around the world and marks a 100% spike over this year’s purse.
The news was unveiled by James Yang, esports director at Tencent Games on the final day of the PUBG Club Open who notes that Tencent will also host the regional-level PUBG Mobile Pro League in four Southeast Asian countries – Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam while the PUBG Mobile Pro League will also host regional competitions in the Americas and South Asia.
Overall, the esports ecosystem will offer a pyramid structure, with the Campus Championship at the bottom for amateur players, followed by the PUBG Mobile Club Open and Pro League at the country-level, leading to the PUBG Mobile World Championship 2020.