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Three Players Test Positive for COVID-19 a Day Before PMGC Finals

Nutan Lele
20/Jan/2021 03:36 pm

A day before the PMGC grand finals, 3 unnamed players test positive for COVID-19.
The players are currently in isolation along with others who have come in contact with them.
PUBG Mobile will go ahead with its backup plan of having players compete from in isolation on a dedicated network instead of gathering at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, UAE.

The PMGC Finals was set to start on the 21st of January live from Dubai where teams will play behind-closed-doors. A day before the tournament, three players have tested positive. PUBG Mobile made an announcement about this saying that these players are under self-quarantine, along with those who have been in close contact with them and they are conducting regular testing. 

PUBG Mobile's Director Global Esports, James Yang, during a press conference today said that all teams will now play in isolation on a dedicated network instead of gathering at the venue. PUBG Mobile went ahead with this backup plan to ensure none of the other players get affected. None of the player or team names have been revealed in the announcement. PUBG Mobile Global Championship was supposed to be held with all players heading to the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, UAE. 

Coca-cola arena DubaiSource: Dubai Tourism

Yang added that PUBG Mobile is committed to make the health and safety of their players a top priority with players and staff being tested multiple times a day.  

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PMGC will start tomorrow as scheduled

Tomorrow, the top 16 best teams in the world will compete for a share of the $2,000,000 USD prize pool, from which $1,200,000 is set aside for the finals. This makes it one of the biggest in PUBG MOBILE history for a single tournament. 

  • Four Angry Men (China)
  • Nova XQF (China)
  • Bigetron RA (Indonesia)
  • Aerowolf Limax (Indonesia)
  • RRQ Athena (Thailand)
  • Secret Jin (Thailand)
  • Power888 KPS (Thailand)
  • Team Secret (Malaysia)
  • Klas Digital Athletics (Turkey)
  • Futbolist (Turkey)
  • Konina Power (CIS/Kazakhstan)
  • Natus Vincere (Ukraine/Russia)
  • Abrupt Slayers (Nepal)
  • A1 Esports (Bangladesh)
  • Alpha 7 Esports (Brazil)
  • Z3US Esports (Mongolia)

This is the schedule for the four-day grand finals of PMGC:

Fans can watch PMGC on PUBG Mobile's official esports pages and channels on Facebook, YouTube and Twitch.

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