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PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022: Teams, Format, prize pool and more

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PUBG Mobile Global Championship or the PMGC, the annual international PUBG Mobile tournament and the highest honour for any esports team or player involved with the game are back again for 2022. In an announcement ahead of the rest of the world, officials in China announced the dates and prize pool of the upcoming PMGC Season 2 2022 on their socials, along with the roadmap of the Chinese qualifying procedure. The announcements were made by Peace Elite, the official governing body of Game For Peace, the Chinese version of PUBG Mobile.

PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022: Invited Teams

Group Stage

Group Yellow

  1. TEM Entertainment (Thailand)
  2. Faze Clan (Thailand)
  3. Genesis Dogma GIDS (Indonesia)
  4. Geek Fam (Malaysia)
  5. D’Xavier (Vietnam)
  6. Vivo Keyd (Brazil)
  7. Furious Gaming (Chile)
  8. Team Falcons (Saudi Arabia)
  9. Geekay Esports (Iraq)
  10. IHC Esports (Mongolia)
  11. Trained to Kill (Nepal)
  12. Beşiktaş Esports (Turkey)
  13. Game Lord (France)
  14. DS Gaming (South Korea)
  15. PEL PMGC Qualifiers winners (China)
  16. REJECT (Japan)

Group Red

  1. Buriram United Esports (Thailand)
  2. The Infinity (Thailand)
  3. Bigetron RA (Indonesia)
  4. 4 Rivals (Malaysia)
  5. Box Gaming (Vietnam)
  6. Influence Chemin Esports (Brazil)
  7. 7) Team Queso (Argentina)
  8. 8) R8 Esports (Saudi Arabia)
  9. 9) Nigma Galaxy (UAE)
  10. 10) Titan Gaming (Kazakhstan)
  11. 11) DRS Gaming (Nepal)
  12. 12) i8 Esports (Pakistan)
  13. 13) S2G Esports (Turkey)
  14. 14) Mad Bulls (Serbia)
  15. 15) emTek StormX (South Korea)
  16. 16) LGD Gaming (China)

Group Green

  1. Bacon Time (Thailand)
  2. Vampire Esports (Thailand)
  3. Evos Reborn (Indonesia)
  4. Yoodo Alliance (Malaysia)
  5. INCO Gaming (Brazil)
  6. A7 Esports (Brazil)
  7. Knights (U.S.A)
  8. POWR Esport (Saudi Arabia)
  9. One Million Esports (Morocco)
  10. GodLike Stalwart (Mongolia)
  11. Skylightz Gaming (Nepal)
  12. Fire Flux Esports (Turkey)
  13. HHVP (Ex NAVI) (Russia)
  14. Damwon Gaming (South Korea)
  15. Nova Esports (China)
  16. Donuts USG (Japan)

PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022: Format and Schedule

The PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022 will reportedly begin on the 10th of November, 2022, and conclude on the 8th of January, 2023, with the Grand Finals. The tournament will follow a new format, compared to the ones, it followed in previous years. There will be a league stage in which all the qualified teams will participate.

PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022
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Group Stage

The Group Stage, taking place from the 10th of November, 2022 to the 27th of November, 2022 will split 48 teams into three groups. The top 3 from each group will advance directly to the PMGC Grand Finals, and the bottom 4 teams will be eliminated.

Survival Stage and Last Chance

The remaining teams will go to the Survival Stage will take place from the 30th of November, 2022 to the 2nd of December, 2022 with the remaining teams from the Group Stage, battling it out for one of the 16 available slots in the Last Chance. The Last Chance, held on the 3rd and 4th of December, 2022 will then provide the final test with only the top 4 teams heading to the PMGC Grand Finals.

PMGC Grand Finals 2022

The PMGC Grand Finals will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia from the 6th of January, 2023 to the 8th of Jan, 2023 with the best 13 teams from the PMGC League. They will be joined by 3 global invitees including Alter Ego Limax, Team SMG and one more team to be confirmed. The teams will then go head-to-head in the final battle to claim the most prestigious champion title in PUBG MOBILE Esports, at the 2022 PUBG MOBILE Global Championship.

Prize pool

PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022
Image via Tencent

This year’s PMGC will feature a prize pool of $4 million. Although it is a downgrade from last year’s hefty prize pool of $6 million, it is still a very large amount. Teams will compete in a cutthroat competition to get their share of the winnings.

PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022 will have increased slots for Chinese teams and a new qualification procedure

In the first edition of PMGC, there were two slots allotted for Chinese teams which increased to 3 last year. This year, it will be increased again to accommodate four Chinese teams in the grand stage of PUBG Mobile Esports.

China has no doubt been the strongest and most prestigious region since the inception of esports in the game. It will send 4 of its best teams in an attempt to defend their title of world champions. This is an honour they’ve held for the last two years back to back.

In the new qualifying format, the winner of the PEL 2022 Summer will get a direct invite into the Grand Finals of PMGC. While the runners-up and third-placed teams will be invited to play in the league stages. For the 18 teams remaining, there will be one slot remaining to fight for.

There will be a regional qualification held in autumn for the same purpose. The best team from there will secure their spot as the last team from China. More details about the qualifiers will be released later on as the year progresses.

Final Thoughts

The Chinese region has always been a dominating force in global tournaments. They have won 6 of the last 8 global stage events and have never been out of the top 2. Therefore, 4 teams from that region will surely spice up the competition more. This will bring forward gameplay filled with entertainment and tight competition.

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