PUBG Mobile Campus Championship Is Back In India

Nutan Lele
19/Aug/2020 10:11 am
  • PUBG Mobile Campus Championship is coming back to India in 2020.
  • The 2018 version of the tournament saw The Terrifying Nightmares crowned champions.
  • Several well-known pros today like Ted and Vampire had their beginnings with tournaments like this.

PUBG Mobile Campus Championship is back in India for its second instalment. The minor tournament, organized by PUBG Mobile, invites participants from around the country to compete for a hefty prize pool. 

Further details about the 2020 Campus Championship are still to come, so stay tuned for updates.

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2018 PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship

The 2018 version of the Campus Championship featured participants from over 1000 colleges and 30+ Cities across India. The tournament consisted of four knockout rounds held over 12 days, from 26th September to 6th October with the semi-finals taking place from 7th to 8th October 2018. Out of the total 80 teams (divided into 4 groups) eventually, 20 teams will be shortlisted for the finals. The total prize pool for the Campus Championship was Rs. 50,00,000. 

This tournament was one of the first official PUBG Mobile tournaments to be held in India. It saw nearly 250,000 registrations. Mumbai based team 'The Terrifying Nightmares' emerged as champions in the finals held in Bengaluru and took home the prize money of Rs. 15,00,000 with 3 Chicken Dinners and a total of 2530 points. Such minor tournaments have proved to be a good jumping-off point for various popular pros today. SynerGE’s Ted participated in the 2018 version of the tournament as part of the team CSPG. Similarly, Nova Godlike’s Vampire was also part of a team called NSD. Vampire got the award for Most MVP and walked away with Rs. 50,000. TeamIND’s Encore and MegaStar’s Swag also participated in the tournament as part of  Incredibl3s and TeamNowHere respectively. 

SynerGE TedPlayers like SynerGE's Ted had their start participating in tournaments like the PMCC

"The response to PUBG MOBILE in India has been colossal. The manner in which the game has taken the country by storm is nothing short of overwhelming. The game has transcended the boundaries of being merely a mobile game to becoming India's game of choice. While the growth of the game itself has been rock solid, the eSports scene in Indian gaming has also been thriving," said Chang Han Kim, CEO, PUBG Corporation at that time. "The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship stands firm as India's biggest eSports spectacle, riding on the game's popularity. The heartwarming response to the tournament validates our focus on India and we look forward to creating localized experiences for PUBG MOBILE fans of India, as the market brims with potential," he added.

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