Alpha7 dominate their way into PMGC Grand Finals, heartbreak for Bacon Time, HVVP

The PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022 League Stage has ended with the Last Chance wrapping up on Dec. 4. The Last Chance was quite literally the final place for the teams to book their slots in the PMGC Grand Finals.

For teams like Alpha7 Esports and Vampire Esports, it was domination, while the two-day last-chance qualifier spelt heartbreak in the camps of Bacon Time and HVVP.

Last Chance Overall Rankings

 

Brazil’s Alpha7 Esports are way ahead of the competition

Brazil hasn’t traditionally been a strong region for PUBG Mobile esports – especially against Asian teams. However, Alpha7 Esports has been proving the naysayers wrong in 2022. Firstly, the team placed second in the PMWI earlier this year.

Now, they absolutely dominated in the PMGC League Stage’s Last Chance to become one of the favorites going into the PMGC Grand Finals.

Consistency was the name of the game for Alpha7. From the 12 matches, the Brazilian squad got seven top-five finishes, three of which were chicken dinners. To put their domination into numbers, they finished with 163 total points, a whopping 44 points ahead of second-placed Vampire Esports.

Heartbreak for HVVP, Bacon Time, and LGD Gaming

The PMGC is the pinnacle of PUBG Mobile esports – and even the slightest drop in performance can affect your road to the championship. That’s exactly what happened for HVVP, Bacon Time, and LGD Gaming

HVVP came into the Last Chance with their heads held high – having placed first in the Survival Stage just the day before. They were up against roughly the same set of teams they faced in the Survival Stage. Thus, just continuing to do what they were already doing would have seen them through to the Grand Finals.

However, the team weren’t able to replicate that performance and got back-to-back low-place finishes. They were able to almost make it to the Grand Finals, though, with two great games where they placed first with 14 and 10 kills, respectively. However, a last-match chicken dinner by Brazil’s INCO Gaming saw them edge out HVVP to the Grand Finals by just one point.

Thailand and China, on the other hand, are two of the strongest regions for PUBG Mobile esports. Thus, Bacon Time and LGD Gaming were among the favorites to take home the PMGC trophy. The two teams were on a good track to do so as well with great performances in the Group Stage and Survival Stage.

The Last Chance was their kryptonite, though, as the teams appeared as only a fizzle of their usual amazing performances. Bacon Time placed 14th while LGD Gaming came in 12th place – both teams ending their path in the PMGC 2022.

PMGC 2022 Grand Finals: All teams are locked and loaded

The top-five teams from the PMGC Last Chance have made it to the PMGC Grand Finals. Here, they will be amongst the 16 teams competing from Jan. 6 to 8 in Jakarta, Indonesia for the title of world champions. All the 16 teams are as follows:

PMGC Grand Finalists

They will compete across 18 matches (six per day) to determine the winners. You will be able to catch the action live on the PUBG Mobile Esports YouTube channel.