PUBG announces $14m esports programme for 2021

The developer confirmed a total prize pool of 14 million dollars (£10,502,000) is up for grabs. PUBG Corporation disclosed its esports program will begin in 2021.

In the CIS, Turkey, Western Europe, Arabia, North America, Latin America, and Brazil, PUBG will launch seven new PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) regions. The newly created leagues are expected to supplement those in South and Southeast Asia already.

“2020 was an extraordinary year for us because we have been spreading in every aspect and complete our amateur to a pro ecosystem, but this has just been the start. James Yang, director of PUBGMOBILE global esports, commented on the announcement. We’re looking forward to being a level one export and not only to crack the barriers of mobile sports with the biggest games in the world..”

The circuit is to be divided into two seasons next year, which culminates with the Global Circuit of PUBG MOBILE (PMGC) at the end of 2021, identical to 2020.

The developer is also launching PUBG MOBILE Invitationals, an event series coordinated by world-leading PUBG MOBILE teams, to be held in the next summer, in addition to new PMPL and PUBG MOBILE Cup Open (PMCO) regions.

PUBG Corp. is also preparing to create more studios around the world, with Katowice being launched in collaboration with ESL earlier this year.

In 2018, the PUBG MOBILE ecosystem started and has seen immense development and growth since then. The program now serves athletes from across all levels and continents, with more than 120,000 teams. Investing constantly in PUBG MOBILE sports, PUBG Corp. raises its incentives every year. The prize pool of 2021 is more than doubled compared to $5 million (€3,754,000) in 2011.

“The enormous rise in the price pool represents the growth that we expect in 2021. Especially in the Western regions there’s a lot of space for growth and the future of PUBG MOBILE esports cannot look forward to me more,” added Yang.