PUBG Mobile just announced the arrival of its new era with the upcoming launch of 1.0 version with huge updates on September 8th, and the world’s biggest global mobile esports tournament PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) with a grand prize pool of $2M USD starting late November this year, keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation. PUBG Mobile recently released the 1.0 beta version with the much-anticipated Erangel 2.0!
Following nearly three years’ success as one of the most popular mobile games in the world, PUBG Mobile will launch 1.0 version on September 8th with new tech, new UX, new gameplay features and more to deliver the most realistic tactical tournament experience on mobile. PMGC Season Zero will begin in late November and invites pro teams from all regions including Americas, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East & China to compete for the highest prize pool of $2M USD in PUBG Mobile esports history and to be crowned the inaugural PUBG Mobile Global Champions. Qualcomm Technologies, the world’s leading wireless technology innovator, is the official title sponsor of PMGC 2020.
PUBG Mobile New Era: Version 1.0 announcement
PUBG Mobile first launched in 2018 and has since achieved over 600M downloads and 50 Million Daily Active Players worldwide (excluding Chinese mainland). Following the incredible success of the game and consistent player base growth, PUBG Mobile is continuing to bring innovations and improved gameplay experiences to players. With the launch of 1.0 version on September 8th, alongside a much-anticipated surprise to be revealed soon, PUBG Mobile will be completely overhauled for launch to offer the most authentic and immersive experience on mobile.
What to expect from PUBG Mobile 1.0 version?
Going into more details than ever before on what fans can expect from the 1.0 launch, new technologies in version 1.0 have been adopted to fully upgrade the quality of the game.
Improvements have been made to players’ characters, including Main Lobby lights and environments, as well its iconic environments. Particles, smoke, air blasts, muzzle flashes, and the addition of scope interaction make every shot more realistic. Parachuting, sprinting, throwing and other key actions have also been optimized for the most captivating battle royale experience. Upgrades to lighting systems and texture quality bring the vegetation, sky, and water to life. Models and texture quality are also improved to provide a more realistic feel and high-quality experience.
New UX (User Interface)
To bring players a more concise and intuitive control experience, PUBG Mobile’s user interface and interactive experiences have also been completely overhauled, with interactions, visuals, motions and sound effects quality improved. The interface is tweaked to make it easy on the eyes, while adding some visual technology elements. The colour tones of dawn cyan, smoke grey, hope white and victory yellow were chosen to convey to players the design concepts of the morning dawn, of rebirth after failure, and of the glory after a breakthrough eureka moment.
Changes in the display
To make it easier for players to find what they want, giving them more refined and upgraded controls, the innovative multi-screen switching mode exclusively for PUBG Mobile will be launched. The existing functions will be more organized in the display. Games, community, and purchases have been separated into 3 different spaces, enabling quick and easy access for players, and creating a simple and clean interface, helping players quickly locate their required functions. In addition, players can customize their own layout, for more comfortable operations and user experience.
However, PUBG Mobile official team has thanked the players and supporters of the game, while promising them continuous development. More exciting updates will soon be coming to the PUBG Mobile New Era.
PUBG Mobile Global Championship announcement
Alongside the ground-breaking 1.0 version reveal, PUBG Mobile esports is going to the next level with the announcement of PUBG MOBILE World League (PMWL) and World Championship combined into one epic event, the biggest global mobile esports tournament PUBG MOBILE Global Championship (PMGC). Season Zero of PMGC will begin in late November and top pro teams from all regions including Americas, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East & China will face off in an epic battle to crown the Global Champions and take home the lion’s share of a huge $2M prize pool. Due to the global pandemic, an onsite audience may not be possible for PMGC Season Zero, but if it is safe to do so, the League will begin in late November, taking place across multiple studios across different countries.
Format of the PMGC Season ZERO
PUBG Mobile Esports global director James Yang revealed that the PMGC will maintain the similar format of the PMWL Season ZERO, however, it won’t be divided into East and West regions like the PMWL. Only 20 teams from all over the world will take part in this epic tournament. After the league stage, the top 16 teams will qualify for the finals, among which one team will emerge victorious. Yang also revealed that the $2M USD prize money would be divided almost 50-50 between the league stage and the finals, while the top 3 teams would take home major part of the prize money.
Different tiers of PUBG Mobile Esports
This year PUBG Mobile completed the structure for its global year-long esports program. The program now supports players of all levels from amateur to semi-pro and pro across multiple countries and regions ensuring a clear path to become esports stardom.
At the base for every player such as National and Campus Championships and various 3rd party events held in many countries, there will be more coming in more countries. For semi-pro players, the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) features this year 16 regions with over 150 countries. The total combined registrations from Spring and Fall reached over 120k, more and more players joined to enjoy the excitement of PUBG MOBILE esports competitions.
The robust esports ecosystem saw the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) introduced to add an additional pro layer of competition. There are PMPLs hosting in 7 regions with a total of 152 teams participating and a groundbreaking success of over 28M total hours watched.
In July and August, the brand-new PUBG Mobile World League (PMWL) Season Zero saw 40 teams in East and West league show their best skills during this amazing competition. The peak concurrent audience reached over 1.1M views, the total hours watched peaked over 40M hours, which breaks the record as the biggest viewership so far in PUBG MOBILE esports. According to Esports Charts, PUBG MOBILE World League 2020 East has become the most popular online-only event.
As PUBG Mobile announce their biggest Esports event PUBG Mobile Global Championship, as well as revealed the upcoming 1.0 version as a part of the PUBG Mobile New Era, they have set the bar really high for themselves as they aim to become the no.1 Esports brand all over the world, not just mobile esports. Stay tuned for further announecement regarding the new era of PUBG Mobile!
What are your thought’s on the PUBG Mobile 1.0 version and the PUBG Mobile Global Championship as parts of the PUBG Mobile New Era?