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Massive PUBG Mobile Esports Circuit For 2021 Teased

Vignesh Raghuram
19/Nov/2020 02:53 pm

PUBG Mobile will be revealing the prize pool for 2021 at the beginning of the PUBG Mobile Global Championships (PMGC).
The prize pool for the 2021 season will be the biggest one in mobile esports history.
In 2021, there will be more focus on Western regions to bring interest and viewership at par with the East

Earlier yesterday at ESI Winter Digital 2020, James Yang, Director of PUBG Mobile Global Esports spoke about the future of the PUBG Mobile esports scene and the direction the company wants to take in 2021. In his keynote, also teased the biggest Mobile Esports circuit yet, claiming that the prize pool for 2021 will be the biggest one in mobile esports history. He iterated that his team's vision is to make PUBG Mobile the first tier 1 mobile esport in the world. 

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The Prize Pool of 2021 PUBG Mobile Esports Circuit Teased

Yang spoke about the ecosystem of the game in a keynote address at ESI Winter Digital 2020. Towards the end, he revealed that PUBG Mobile will be revealing the future of its esports program at the Esports Awards 2020 and at the beginning of the PUBG Mobile Global Championships (PMGC).

It was also clearly stated that the PUBG Mobile Esports prize pool for 2021 will be the biggest one in mobile esports history.

The PMGC kicks off on November 24th. The tournament features 24 professional PUBG Mobile teams from all over the world competing for the lion’s share of a whopping $2 Million USD prize pool (Currently, the biggest prize pool in mobile esports history). 


Other Announcements About PUBG Mobile Esports

Yang began his keynote by showcasing the growth in viewership and players that PUBG Mobile had achieved over the last year.

PUBG Mobile Viewership in 2020In 2020, so far, PUBG MOBILE Esports has received 1 Billion views with a 100 Million hour watch-time.

It was also announced that Yang would present a keynote on November 20th at the Esports Awards Expo, revealing the future of its esports program. This will be followed by the main announcement of the PUBG Mobile Esports prize pool for 2021, at the beginning of the PMGC.

Yang also added that there will be more focus on Western regions to bring interest and viewership at par with the East and that the goal is to make PUBG Mobile the first tier one mobile esport. 

Escharts PUBG Mobile East vs West viewershipCurrently, the eastern viewership of PUBG Mobile esports completely dwarfs the west.
Image via Esports Charts

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AFK Gaming is proud to partner with the Esports Insider for ESI Digital Winter 2020. The event is a B2B esports conference featuring over 75 speakers and 20 panels where various topics will be discussed. It is a business conference where the topics focus mostly on the business side of esports. 


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Vignesh is one of AFK Gaming’s most experienced writers, having written over 1000 articles for the website over the last 3 years. Although his primary focus has always been Dota 2, his experience in esports also includes expertise in CS:GO and mobile esports titles.