PMGC 2022 Group Red: Big upsets and teams qualified for Grand Finals

The PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022’s first week has ended. After an intense four days of action, the Red Group matches have been concluded with three teams qualifying for the Grand Finals. Five other teams have been eliminated from the competition as well. 

PMGC Qualified teams

The PMGC 2022 features a prize pool of $4 million. As many as 48 teams from around the world are competing in the league stage for a slot in the grand finals. The league stage is happening in Malaysia. The grand finals, on the other hand, will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

PMGC 2022 Group Stage sees tough fights – at the top and bottom of the table

Tencent has completely revamped the format for the 2022 edition of the PMGC. The 48 teams have been split into three groups of 16 teams each. In each week, a group plays separately with the top three teams directly advancing to the Grand Finals. 

The bottom five teams, on the other hand, are eliminated. The remaining teams still have a chance to make it to the grand finals through the Survival Stage. 

As a result of this new format, the battles at the top and bottom of the table have been very intense. In group red, there have been several surprising performances. Additionally, a tournament favorite has already been knocked out from the competition. 

Buriram United Esports were the champions of the Red Group with 300 total points from 24 matches. They almost didn’t get the victory, however, as they were trailing by 13 points ahead of the final two games to Brazil’s Influence Chemin. 

They were able to completely turn their fortunes around, however, with a chicken dinner and a third-place finish in the final two matches. 

Group Red MVP

At the bottom of the table, the biggest disappointment came in the form of Thailand’s The Infinity. Coming into the PMGC, they were one of the favorites to take the trophy with first-place victories at the PMPL Thailand, SEA Championship, and Regional Clash.

The Infinity couldn’t find their footing throughout the PMGC, group stage, however, and came in 12th place in their group. 

PMGC 2022 Group Red Overall Standings

  1. Buriram United Esports: 300 points
  2. Influence Chemin: 282 points (Grand Finals)
  3. S2G Esports: 257 points (Grand Finals)
  4. LGD Gaming: 225 points (Grand Finals)
  5. Agonxi8 Esports: 210 points
  6. DRS Gaming: 182 points
  7. Bigetron Red Aliens: 179 points
  8. 4RIVALS: 176 points
  9. Titan Gaming: 160 points
  10. Nigma Galaxy: 155 points
  11. BOX Gaming: 153 points
  12. The Infinity: 146 points
  13. MadBulls: 134 points
  14. Team Queso: 113 points
  15. R8 Esports: 110 points
  16. emTek StormX: 101 points

The top three teams have made it to the PMGC Grand Finals in Indonesia from Jan. 6 to 8, 2023. The teams placed 4th to 11th have made it to the Survival Stage. 

What’s next in the competition? 

Now, the competition will shift to Group Green, who will play from Nov. 17 to 20. The action is set to be intense, though, as they are the PMGC group of death. You can catch the action live on the PUBG Mobile Esports YouTube channel.