Tencent Games and PUBG Corp. are all set to bring the OPPO PUBG MOBILE India Series 2019, which marks the first official open-to-all tournament hosted in India.
The tournament will boast one of the biggest prize-pool for an Indian eSports tournament. A prize-pool is of Rs 1 Crore, including cash and phones.
Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games, India said, “We are committed to building a sustainable Esports ecosystem for gamers in India. The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship last October was a great start, and with the support of OPPO, we look forward to making the PUBG MOBILE India Series 2019 the next big event for Esports in India.”
The tournament is open to all Indian residents who possess a PUBG MOBILE account above level 20. It would be a squad-only tournament with more diverse battlefields for the players.
Squads will engage in intense battles in different maps, with Erangel – the original PUBG MOBILE map, being one of them. The competition will pan out in First-Person and Third-Person perspective modes to accommodate a comprehensive experience for different gamers.
Basis the points accrued by registered squads playing together during the In-Game Qualifier phase, the top 2,000 teams will be selected for the Online Playoffs. The pool will be further filtered down to the 20 best teams who will fight it out at the Grand Finals.
The tournament is unique as it puts all PUBG MOBILE players on a level playing field. There is no limit to the number of registrations from players. However, these will be filtered down basis the online-cutoff (Pre-determined metrics). The prizes promise a chance to walk away with Rs 30,00,000 for the team ranking first, Rs 10,00,000 for second and Rs 5,00,000 for third. Cash prizes are there for the taking, up to rank 10.
PUBG MOBILE has exceeded 30 million daily active users and 200 million downloads in 8 months globally (excluding China). The game has seen unprecedented success in India and the upcoming India Series is sure to be a treat for its plentiful PUBG MOBILE enthusiasts!
Registrations for the India series begin on the 3rd of January 2019. The finals are set to take place on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019.