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PMPL Americas Moved Online; Will Kick Off in June

Shounak Sengupta

5th May, 2020
  • PMPL Americas will take place online.
  • The competition will begin in June.
  • Official scrim matches will be hosted in May. 

PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) Americas Season 1 will take place from June 6th to 28th and will move to an online-only format following concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the health and safety of players and fans. To keep both players and fans engaged till that time, PMPL Americas Scrims will be hosted, following in the footsteps of the PMPL South Asia Scrims. 

Introduced to provide fans with even more content and teams with an opportunity to hone their skills ahead of the regular season, PMPL Americas Scrims will start on May 7th with ten teams from North America and ten teams from South America. Competitions will be broadcasted four days a week until May 31st with a daily prize pool up for grabs.

To keep things even more interesting, PUBG MOBILE has also introduced a new feature which was seen in the South Asia Scrims -“On Fire Card”. Each team can use the “On Fire Card” once per day during weekend competitions only. By using the card, teams can choose to either double their kill points or gain 50% more placement points.

“In order to ensure the safety of everyone, which is of paramount importance to us, we have decided to completely reimagine the first season of the PMPL Americas as an online competition,” said James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports, Tencent Games. “While this has not been a decision we’ve taken lightly, we do think it also generates new opportunities and exciting avenues for teams to gain even more exposure, while enjoying an improved format and quality, with a new exciting twist to it!”

Once the PMPL Americas begin, the top 6 teams will be making it to the World League, where they will be joined by teams from MENA, Europe and CIS. The following teams will be a part of PMPL Americas (both scrims and main event):

Cloud9 - Direct Invite

Tempo Storm - Direct Invite 

OMEN Elite - Direct Invite 

Team Queso - Direct Invite 

B4 Esports  - Direct Invite 

Wildcard Gaming - PMCO NA

Grunto Esports - PMCO NA 

X-Quest S - PMCO NA 

Simplicity - PMCO NA 

Pittsburgh Knights - PMCO NA 

Tribe Gaming - PMCO NA 

Loops - PMCO Brazil

Enxgame Gaming - PMCO Brazil 

Ace1 - PMCO Brazil 

Trem Carreta Furcacao - PMCO Brazil 

Team Solid - PMCO Brazil 

Cream Esports SA - PMCO LATAM

Team VeneRated - PMCO LATAM 

Cultu Bgbg - PMCO LATAM 

Mezexis Esport - PMCO LATAM 

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