PUBG Mobile publisher Tencent has announced the Peacekeeper Elite Championship (PEC) 2020 at the company’s Esports conference. It will be the 2nd edition of the Global championship of the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile, Game for Peace. 15 teams from all over the globe (2 from China & 13 invited global teams) would take part in this event at the Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, on November 13th to 15th. Asia’s largest esports provider, VSPN will be official sponsors for this upcoming event.
Alongside the PEC 2020 announcement, Tencent also revealed plans for the PUBG Mobile New Era, including PUBG Mobile 1.0 version and the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC). James Yang, the Global Director of PUBG Mobile Esports announced that top 20 teams from all over the world including Chinese teams would be participating in this mega event with a $2M prize pool.
Which teams will take part in the Peacekeeper Elite Championship 2020?
As mentioned earlier, 2 teams from the other Chinese PUBGM tournament, Peacekeeper Elite League (PEL) 2020 will take part in the Peacekeeper Elite Championship (PEC) 2020. Other than that, 13 other global PUBGM Esports teams would take part as invited teams. Many teams who took part in the PUBG Mobile World League Season ZERO have already been invited, among them, Vietnamese team Box Gaming & Thai team King of Gamers Club have confirmed their participation in the event. Box Gaming got a 4th place finish in the PMWL East Finals while King of Gamers Club finished at the 12th place.
So for now, only 3 teams are confirmed to take part in the PEC 2020:
- Nova Esports (from the PEL 2020)
- Box Gaming (Invited)
- King of Gamers Club (Invited)
When other teams confirm to take part, we’ll update the list. However, there is a mandatory 28 days quarantine period for each participant team, 14 days after landing in Shanghai for the event and 14 days after going back to their respective countries. Due to this issue, many invited teams have decided against participation like the PMWL East champions BTR.
Looking back at the PEC 2019
The previous edition of the Peacekeeper Elite Championship, PEC 2019 was a huge success. A total of 15 teams including 3 Chinese teams from PEL 2019 and 12 invited teams took part in the tournament, where XQF Esports (currently Nova Esports) emerged victorious. All 3 teams from China bagged the top-3 spots and took home the lion’s share of the 3,000,000 Yuan prize money. Last year, 3 Indian PUBGM Esports team Fnatic, SouL and Synerge were invited for the event, however, the couldn’t match up the expectations from fans, securing 8th, 12th & 13th spots respectively.
This year, we expect a bigger and more competitive Peacekeeper Elite Championship, and we’ll keep you updated about more news regarding the tournament. So, stay tuned!
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