PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021 Tournament Overview & Expectations

The PUBG Mobile Global Championship is set to begin in November 2021, two weeks before the PUBG Global Championship on PC. 32 teams from seven competitive regions will earn their way into the competition for $6,000,000 in prize funds. It will be the highest single payout for any mobile esports tournament in history.

A total of 144 matches will determine the best PUBG Mobile team on the planet. Let’s breakdown the entire event, set expectations for each stage of the tournament and explain the extremely convoluted competitive format.

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Tournament Overview & Format

The participating teams qualify to the main event through regional events played throughout the year. The 32 teams that qualify, are divided into two regional groups (East, West) of 16 and will battle amongst each other in a month long League Stage tournament. After the conclusion of the League Stage, the best 16 (9 from East and 5 from West) will advance to the PMGC Finals.

Furthermore, PUBG Esports has announced they will divide the prize pool among the League Stage and League Finals, meaning each participating team is guaranteed at least a baseline prize of $ 3,000. Finally, the MVP player will be awarded $10,000 for his performance. The MVP selection criteria takes into account survival time, damage dealt and total kills.

PUBG Mobile Global Championship Teams

With 32 teams in the competition, its hard to do a quick meta analysis and set expectations going forward. Competition is still ongoing across plenty regions, and we will make a full event breakdown once all regional events conclude. The teams that secured a spot thus far are:

  • Genesis Dogma GIDS (Indonesia)
  • Natus Vincere (CIS)
  • The Infinity (Thailand)
  • Team Secret (MYSG)
  • D’Xavier (Vietnam)
  • A7 Esports (Brazil)
  • Galaxy Racer (Arabia)

More then half of these teams have never met in a competitive setting as most competition was region based up until this point. What we can base our analysis on, is their overall performance and survival time during this season, total kills and damage done overall.

PMGC Split – Who is Playing Where

That’s the general format of the PMGC. The separate sides of the East and West are going to be running at the same time.  We already know quite a few of the teams that are going to be competing in the latest part of the PMGG split. This is what’s coming:

East

  • Sea Region – Genesis Dogma Gids, DXavier, The Infinity, Team Secret, and 4 more teams from the PMPL Sea Championship S4.
  • MENA and South Asia – Nigma Galaxy, DRS Gaming, 4 more teams from PMPL.
  • Korea and Japan – Not yet qualified.
  • China – TJB, and two more teams from the Peace Elite League.

Those are the teams from the East. There are plenty of big names already in here like Team Secret. However, quite a few are still to come.

West

  • Europe – Natus Vincere, rest to be determined.
  • Americas – Alpha7, the rest aren’t picked yet.

The western side of the PMGC split isn’t really determined yet. There are quite a few tournaments still to come. The Americas will largely see their teams picked by qualification points in the coming weeks. There are then 7 teams to come from the PMPL Americas Championship Series 2. This is going to be held on November 14th.

The PMGC split is going to divide things up for PUBG, with a lot of the bigger teams hailing from the east. However, it might mean a more open competition in the western side of the League, which could be unexpected. That’s especially so for things like PUBG betting. This tournament is going to be shown entirely on YouTube, so keep an eye out as we get closer to the event.

League Stage expectations

We can expect drop points, overall tactics and approach to the game to change each week. The first week of matches are expected to be a real fiesta where aim and pure luck will decide the first Super Weekend participants. This will come to be due to teams not being fully versed against their opponents patterns of rotation, type of play (edge or center) or everyone’s drop points. Once there is a clearer picture of how each team approaches a match we can see a more tactical approach to each individual match.

We will adjust our expectations and do a more in-depth analysis in future articles, once the competition gets under way. Be sure to tune in to the 4 weeks of competitions – every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday this November.

Check back with our Esports News section during October, as we update all the attendees and our event expectations.

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