Tencent just recently revealed their ambitious gaming and esports plan for 2019. And it seems like Tencent is up to their words. Just recently, Tencent, alongside with PUBG Corp., have just announced that they would pursue the aim of turning PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) into a long living mobile esports. To prove this, Tencent and PUBG Corp. will host a new year-long event with the biggest ever prize pool ever for this game – two million US dollars. The championship is called the PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019.

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The PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019.

In the last 12 months, we have seen more and more investment to the esports scene of PUBG and PUBG mobile. We can list here the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge. This is a tournament for PUBG mobile that features a prize pool of 600.000 US dollar. Moreover, the final of this tournament took place at Festival Arena in Dubai.

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The 2018 PUBG Mobile Star Challenge

Not only so, but Tencent did also work with PUBG Corp. in January this year to in the support of OPPO PUBG Mobile India Series. This was an open championship with a prize pool of $142K. That event was also sponsored by smartphone company OPPO. OPPO supplied products for the event as some additional prize supports.

The PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 will have 2 splits throughout the year: spring and fall splits. Each split will have their own prize pools, their own finales. The PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 will have a huge global final at the end of the year. However, no more information of the format and procedure of the tournament have been revealed yet. One more thing that we know now is that the Spring Split Global Finals will take place in July. Even the distribution of the 2 million dollars prize pool is still kept in the dark.

The fact that Tencent and PUBG Corp. have raised the prize pool more than 3 times, in comparison with the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge last year proved the commitment and ambition of this huge gaming corporation to PUGB. Hopefully, with this worthy investment, we will see the esports scene of PUBG rises and shines.