What an exhilarating past weekend it’s been! Last 19th November til 1st December, the PUBG MOBILE Club Open (PMCO) 2019 Fall Split Global Finals happened in Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur for the first time.
The PMCO 2019 was divided into Spring and Fall Split, with a total prize pool of $2.5 million USD, and marked the beginning of PUBG MOBILE’s esports ecosystem.
For this inaugural tournament, Bigetron RA from Indonesia were crowned champions as they outscored and outgunned the other 15 competitors around the globe to win the championship with a grand prize of $180,000 USD. TOP ESPORTS from China came in second place winning $90,000 USD and MEGA Esports from Thailand earned third place honors with a prize of $45,000 USD.
The PMCO 2019 Fall Split Global Finals marked the culmination of more than three months of rigorous tournaments qualifications from around the globe. The event witnessed 16 outstanding professional and semi-professional teams from 10 nations battling for the title of grand champion.
“After months of competition leading up to the championship and three intense days here in Kuala Lumpur, we’re thrilled to crown Bigetron RA the champions of the PMCO 2019 Global Finals this year,” said Vincent Wang, General Manager of Global Publishing Center, Tencent Games.
“We congratulate all the teams that made it to the finals and for showing the gaming community that PUBG MOBILE is more than just a game, where players can have fun, challenge themselves, keep in touch with friends and family, and meet new people.”
Bigetron RA outscored every team with their nearest competitor TOP ESPORTS 106 points behind them. Every other team was competing for second place and it was a very close last couple of matches. TOP ESPORTS, MEGA Esports, and ILLUMINATE The Murder were all gunning for second place with a 7 point margin between the three of them.
The all Malaysian team of Yoodo Gank finished with a respectable 11th placing in the competition.
In addition to the official competition, PUBG MOBILE teamed up with renowned artist Naim Daniel, K-pop artist Henry Lau, and Indian rapper Badshah as special celebrity performers during all three days of the event. Their performances wowed the packed hall of Putra World Trade Center.
In conjunction with the tournament, it was also announced that the PUBG MOBILE global esports ecosystem will have a complete change with both amateur-semipro-pro level and country-regional-world level divisions starting 2020.
If you’re looking to join the competition next year, the Pro League will kickstart in selected countries and regions including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as South Asia and the Americas.
This will finally culminate in the World League, where top pro teams from around the world represent their regions to compete in the World Championship for a whopping prize pool of $5 million USD, double of what PMCO 2019 had to offer.
Overall, the PMCO 2019 Fall Split Global Finals was an incredible event, from the passionate crowd of both local and international players, to the awesome stage setup and the crazy gameplay. Hopefully, Malaysia will be able to host another PMCO in the future because we’ll definitely be greeting it with open arms!
For more information about PUBG MOBILE Club Open, check out here.