BERLIN, July 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China's TOP ESPORTS team took home the championship in the inaugural PMCO Spring Split Global Finals in Berlin.
The victors outplayed 15 other teams from North America, Europe, Asia and South America with a total of 344 points to earn the top cash prize of $180,000 and a limited edition BAPE X PUBG MOBILE PMCO Champion Outfit. X-QUEST F from China came in second place, earning $90,000 and ELITE GAMING from China earned third place honors with a $45,000 cash prize. RRQ Athena's G9 took home the Twitter Fan Favorite Player award, while Mortal from Team Soul was crowned the Website Fan Favorite Player.
"After months of competition leading up to the championship and three intense days here in Berlin, we're thrilled to crown TOP ESPORTS the champions of the PMCO Global Finals," said Vincent Wang, General Manager of Global Publishing Center, Tencent. "We congratulate all the teams that made it to the finals and showed the gaming community the playability, action and fun in our game."
Leading global technology company, Vivo, was the official title sponsor of the PMCO 2019, providing NEX smartphones to empower players' conquest at the competition with an ultra-smooth gaming experience.
Fans can get the limited edition champion BAPE X PUBG MOBILE outfit in game (Aug. 1) and in offline stores (late Aug.) in addition to other new exciting in-game and physical BAPE items.
According to James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports at Tencent Games, four times as many people watched this year's PMCO 2019 Spring Split compared to the 2018 PUBG MOBILE Star Challenge Global Finals. Registration for the Fall Split tournament starts August 8 and is open to all players.
Speaking to the crowd, Yang also announced the 2020 launch of the PUBG MOBILE World League, which will feature the best pro teams in the world. More information about the event will be announced soon.
Adding to the milestone announcements during the three-day tournament, Vincent Wang thrilled the crowd unveiling a new map and performance upgrades for PUBG MOBILE that will provide even more exciting content and an enhanced gaming experience for players.
A new version of Erangel, PUBG MOBILE's first map is getting upgraded with the addition of new terrain, buildings and enhanced quality and clarity throughout. Part of the new content includes a partnership with AMC's "The Walking Dead" to bring the popular show to the PUBG MOBILE. Wang also announced new Africa Servers are coming soon and shared that the game reached a milestone of 400 million downloads and a whopping 50 million daily active players. The new version will be released very soon.
The PMCO Spring Split Global Finals saw gaming, music, sports and esports stars from around the world coming together for a weekend of fierce competition and wild entertainment. Award-winning DJ Alan Walker wowed audiences with the first live performance of his new song "Live Fast (PUBGM)" in collaboration with PUBG MOBILE, and Giannis Antetokounmpo made a special appearance to participate in a TEAM UP show match featuring 8 other international celebrities including Boy Pakorn, Pevita Pearce, Powerbang Gaming and Alan Walker.
The PMCO 2019 is divided into Spring and Fall Split, each with a separate prize pool totaling $2.5 million USD. The top 16 teams from across 10 regions (South East Asia, India, the Middle East, North America, South America, Europe, Korea, Japan, China and Wildcard. The qualifiers for the PMCO began March 2019 when over 30,000 teams battled to earn a spot at the prestigious event. PMCO 2019 provides a path for aspiring semi-pro clubs to pave their way to become esports professionals.
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