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PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) 2023: Format, Teams, Prize Pool and more

Format, schedule and other new updates are revealed!

One of the biggest PUBG Mobile tournaments barring the PUBG Mobile Global Championship, the PUBG Mobile Invitational 2023 has been announced in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In partnership with Gamers8, the tournament is supposed to take place between the 11th of July, 2023 and the 16th of July, 2023. It will feature 24 teams around the world and will have a combined prize pool of $3,000,000. Let us break down the PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2023 tournament in detail.

PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2023: Tournament Format

According to the announcement of the Esports Roadmap 2023, the PMPL Championship for the Americas region, PMPL South Asia, and PMPL MEA timeline have been laid out for both Fall and Spring editions. In the middle of the Spring and Fall Edition, Krafton had already announced that PMWI would take place somewhere in the month of July 2023. All the tournaments for the year will build their way to Turkey, which will be the home for the annual PMGC 2023.

With the PMPL Spring Championship tournaments in full swing at the moment, the slot distribution of the mid-season PMWI is still yet to be announced. They had announced the regional PMPL tournaments in MEA (Middle East and Africa), the Americas, Europe and South East Asia and South Asia. All these tournaments will progress into their respective Spring Championship, which will see teams slot into the mid-season Invitational tournament. It is still to be seen which 24 teams will be a part of this regional Spring Championship.

The popular DJ and PUBG Mobile fan Alan Walker will also compete at PMWI 2023 in a show-match on July 13th with 2022 PMWI champions, Vampire Esports. They’ll go head to head against host region teams, R8 Esports and Topz to see who has the best skills.

PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2023: Prize Pool and Schedule

The combined prize pool amount will be equal to $3,000,000. The schedule has been divided into 3 parts:

  • PMWI Allstars Stage: 11th of July, 2023 to 13th of July, 2023
  • PMWI Main Tournament: 14th of July, 2023 to 16th of July, 2023

Eighteen teams were a part of the PMWI Allstars Stage, whose selection is based on fan votes and direct invites. Followed by the Allstars Stage, sixteen teams have qualified from the Regional championships throughout the world, the top five PMWI Allstars Stage teams and the rest of the teams are invited based on direct invites.

PMWI Allstars Stage

Image via Krafton

To qualify, 14 teams will be selected through the PMWI Allstars Vote, taking place in-game from May 26th to May 30th, 2023 with more info to be shared soon! Each of these squads will be joined by four teams specially invited by PUBG Mobile, one from South Korea, one from Japan, one from KSA, and one special invite. The top five teams from the Allstars Stage will also qualify for the next phase of the PMWI, the Main Tournament.

The voting will occur across 14 PMPL regions in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, SEA Wildcard, South Asia, Pakistan, Brazil, LATAM, North America, Arabia, Africa, Turkey and Europe. The team with the most votes from each region will reach the Allstars Stage. In case, the team also qualifies for the Main Tournament, it will be entitled to play both tournaments. If the team ends up in the top 5 of the All-Stars Stage, the sixth team will play in the tournament. One can vote on the “Esports” page in the in-game event centre.

Top-voted teams

Here are the top-voted teams in PUBG Mobile Invitational (PMWI) 2023, who will take part in PMWI All-Stars Stage.

  • Bigetron Red Villains – PMPL Indonesia
  • FaZe Clan – PMPL Thailand
  • SEM9 – PMPL Malaysia
  • 21 Esports – PMPL Vietnam
  • Yangon Galacticos – PMPL SEA Wildcard
  • DRS Gaming – PMPL South Asia
  • AGON x I8 Esports – PMPL Pakistan
  • iKURD E-SPORTS – PMPL Arabia
  • Titan Gaming – PMPL Africa
  • N Hyper Esports – PMPL North America
  • Aton Esports – PMPL Latin America
  • Alpha7 Esports – PMPL Brasil
  • S2G Esports – PMPL Türkiye
  • Gaimin Gladiators – PMPL Europe

PMWI Main Tournament

The four PMPL regional champions and the top two PMSL SEA teams battle against the top five PMWI Allstars teams, as well as invites from China. These are the top two teams from PEL Spring 2023, Japan/South Korea, as a result of the PUBG Mobile Showdown 2023: Korea vs Japan, Saudi Esports League Champion Twisted Minds, and one special invite. This sums up the total participating teams as 16.


Image via Krafton
  • Twisted Minds – Saudi eLeague
  • Tianba – PEL Spring Finals
  • Six Two Eight – PEL Spring Finals
  • REJECT Tokyo – PUBG MOBILE Japan League
  • Alter Ego Ares – SEA Super League
  • Box Gaming – SEA Super League
  • Stalwart Esports – South Asia Championship
  • Geekay Esports – MEA Championship
  • Alpha7 Esports – Americas Championship
  • Fire Flux Esports – European Championship
  • 6 teams qualify through ALLSTARS Stage

This tournament will be a part of the Gamers8 gaming and Esports festival, which will see multiple games like Dota 2, CS: GO, Fortnite, and PUBG Mobile in the fray. The festival has a total prize pool of $45,000,000, which is played across 11+ titles and will feature 300+ tournaments. This festival will include performances from global music artists, along with fans who will enjoy their favourite teams fighting out for the ultimate prize.

Final Thoughts

The competitive PUBG MOBILE scene has already had a great start this year, and we’re so excited to continue this momentum with more exciting news for 2023. The dedication shown by teams and fans around the world so far has been amazing, and we are excited to see new strategies and performances at this year’s event!

James yang, Director of PUBG Mobile Global Esports

The PUBG Mobile Invitational 2022 was an event to remember. Vampire Esports made it big in the main event along with the Afterparty Showdown, where teams were selected based on their vote of the fans. This year’s event promises to be no different, as its very own announced partnership program will aid teams to progress into a healthy Esports ecosystem.

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