Tencent Announces Special Invited Teams for PMGC 2023 League
PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2023 is fast approaching, with its League Stage set to commence on November 2, 2023. Among the 50 teams gearing up to battle for glory, two have been specially invited based on their remarkable global performances. Here's a closer look at the special invited teams and what this announcement entails for PMGC 2023.
Special Invites Announcement
In the lead-up to the PMGC 2023 League Stage, PUBG Mobile Esports unveiled two standout teams, DRS Gaming and Gaimin Gladiators, as the special invitees to the tournament. This revelation fills the last two slots, confirming the names of all 50 participants for the Global Championship.
Gaimin Gladiators, with a Russian lineup known for their remarkable skills, also received a special invitation. The squad, having played under different organizations like HVVP and Natus Vincere, has displayed strong performances in past PMGC editions. Their journey through PMGC 2020 and 2021, earning fourth and second places respectively, coupled with their other global achievements, helped cement their position as a special invitee for the PMGC 2023 League Stage.
On the other hand, DRS Gaming, a celebrated squad from Nepal, showcased a spectacular performance by securing the runner-up position in PMGC 2022. Despite facing stern challenges in their regional PUBG Mobile tournaments, the team's past achievement has earned them a direct invitation to the League Stage of PMGC 2023.
PMGC 2023 Overview
PMGC 2023 is slated to be a high-stake tournament with a total of 51 teams from across the globe competing. The event, set to take place in Turkey, boasts a substantial prize pool of $3 million. Teams will battle it out through November and December, aiming to secure a spot in the grand finals scheduled from December 8 to December 10, 2023, in Istanbul, Turkey.
Teams that will compete in the League stage of PMGC 2023 are as follows.
N Hyper Esports
Alter Ego Ares
Bigetron Red Villains
Saudi Quest Esports
Six Two Eight
League Stage and Grand Finals
The League Stage will feature a total of 48 teams, with the Grand Finals including 3 directly invited teams. Among these, 2 slots are designated as 'special invites' for DRS Gaming and Gaimin Gladiators, while 1 slot is reserved for the PMWI winners, awarded to the champion region.
The anticipation surrounding PMGC 2023 is palpable as esports enthusiasts around the world eagerly await the clash of titans on the grand stage. With the special invited teams now unveiled, the stage is set for an exhilarating competition that promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.