Tencent Games has announced a PUBG Mobile Tournament for college students. Called the PUBG Mobile Campus Championship 2018, the tournament is open to college students from over a 1000 colleges in India in more than 30 cities. It is offering a total prize pool of Rs 50 lakh and will be held from September 26 to October 21, with the finals being held in Bangalore. The developer claims that this is India’s biggest eSports tournament.
The prize pool is sponsored by Oppo and will be streamed across social media platforms. College students are welcome to form squads of four and participate in the competition. The competition will consist or four knockout rounds, including the semi-final, which will be used to shortlist the final 20 teams. Registrations for the tournament are open via the company's official website here, and will be open from September 7 to September 23.
Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games India, states, “The PUBG Mobile Campus Championship 2018 reflects Tencent’s and PUBG Corp’s big step towards developing a robust eSports ecosystem in India. This is the first time we are organizing an eSports championship here and we are extremely excited to bring it to as many campuses of India as possible. We are glad that PUBG MOBILE has received an overwhelming response in India and we look forward to working with our fans and partners to make this a grand spectacle. This championship marks the beginning of many steps we will engage in making PUBG MOBILE, the game of choice in India”
The tournament will also offer special rewards for the matches played during the grand finals. This includes categories such as:
MVP - Overall Best Player with maximum number of MVP awards
The Executioner - Awarded for maximum kills overall
The Medic – Awarded for highest number of revives
The Redeemer – Awarded to the player with highest amount of health restored
The Rampage Freak - Awarded for maximum kills in one lobby
The Lone ranger - Awarded for Maximum Time Survived in game
PUBG’s developers as well as creator, Brenden 'PlayerUnknown' Greene states that they have already outlined a five-year plan for turning PUBG into a legitimate eSport. In the first year, they plan to find a format, ruleset and try to standardise everything.