PUBG Mobile | PMCO Prelims - Indian Tigers fall a fraction short as 5 teams confirmed for the Global Finals

Shounak Sengupta

21st, Jul, 2019

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Day 2 had all the hype and action that PUBG Mobile fans would have wanted and it came down to the wire as the last games of the day kicked off. In the end, with 4 chicken dinners apiece, Purple Mood Esport and X-Quest F stood firm on top of the table. In fact, the Thai squad, PLM finished in the top 4 in 7 of the 12 maps with 79 kills across the 2 days. 


XQF were looking unbeatable on Day 1 with 3 chicken dinners, but started off shaky on day 2 with a last-place finish in the first map. However, they still took the win on Erangel and secured top 3 in the last 2 maps to finish more than a hundred points clear of the 3rd place team. The team finish the Prelims stage with the highest number of kills at 96 with star player paraboy picking up a whopping 37. 


South American side, Team Queso were able to win Miramar on Day 2 and finished 4th thrice to secure themselves the 3rd spot in the main event. Close behind them was another Chinese team, TOP Esports, who, despite no chicken dinners pulled through with a 2nd place 9 kill game in the last map. 


The last team to be moving on will be Japan’s All Rejection Gaming, who also had no chicken dinners but finished outside the top 10 just once in 12 maps. And just 10 points behind them were Indian Tigers, who despite a ping disadvantage played out of their minds on Day 2. They picked up a Chicken Dinner courtesy of Prince on the last map, but will be left disappointed at some very expensive mistakes earlier on in the day. In Map no 7, on Sanhok, the team were in a 2v1 against PLM but a lack of coordination cost them the chicken dinner. 


TeamIND meanwhile have had a mostly forgettable 2 days, finishing in the top 4 just once and in 12th place overall. The ping difference was definitely a factor, but the side also failed to learn and adapt after day 1 unlike quite a few of their opponents. Some other big names who have also been eliminated are Pittsburgh Knights, Team Secret, OMEN Elite and Nova Monster Shield. 


The top 5 teams now join the 11 directly qualified teams in the main event, where the teams will play a total of 17 maps with the winning team leaving with a 180,000 dollar cheque at the end. The PMCO Spring Split Global Finals kick off on the 26th of July and will be played across 3 days. Stay tuned for all the coverage and action from the event.