On the final day of 2022 PUBG MOBILE World Invitational (PMWI), PUBG MOBILE unveiled exciting new details about its greatest annual competition of the year, the 2022 PUBG MOBILE Global Championship (PMGC). Vampire Esports emerged victorious after a thrilling week-long event, before the reveal of a 2022 PMGC Grand Final in Indonesia in January 2023, with the highest number of teams competing in the PMGC League of all times. PUBG MOBILE also unveiled the PUBG MOBILE Regional Clash, a brand new competition where different regions will battle it out against each other.
The PMWI Main Tournament saw 18 teams from across the globe go head-to-head for a $2,000,000 USD prize pool, with Vampire Esports coming out on top taking home $500,000 USD. A selection of PUBG MOBILE player awards were also given out with the following players being rewarded ‘Action’ from Stalwart Esports (MVP), ‘Lightning’ from Regan.S Gaming (The Gunslinger), ‘Héctor’ from Team SouL (Eagle Eye), ‘GZ’ from Regan.S Gaming (Field Medic), and ‘SchwepXz’ from Vampire Esports (Grenade Master).
The final standings from the PMWI Main Tournament are as follows:
- Vampire Esports
- Team Falcons
- Stalwart Esports
- Nigma Galaxy
- DWG KIA
- Regan.S Gaming
- Denizbank Wildcats
- VIVO KEYD
- Team SouL
- Box Gaming
- Donuts USG
- Virtual Gaming Squad
- TJB Esports EU
- Aton Esports
- 52 Esports
Following an exciting week of competition at the PMWI Main Tournament, the PMWI Afterparty Showdown will now take the centre stage with 12 teams competing for a prize pool of $1,000,000 USD. The PMWI Afterparty Showdown will feature six matches each day from August 18-20th and a unique rewards system, where teams can profit from fulfilling specific achievements during each match including: first elimination of the match, first entire team wipe, and more. All three days will also feature a showmatch where two players from each team will play five matches on Livik and Sahnok. The top four Best Duos, based on the showmatch ranking, will receive a share of a $15,000 USD prize pool.
The list of teams competing at the 2022 PMWI Afterparty Showdown are:
- RA’AD (Egypt)
- Deadeyes Guys (Nepal)
- Bigetron Red Aliens (Indonesia)
- S2G Esports (Türkiye)
- ALPHA 7 ESPORTS (Brazil)
- Vampire Esports (Thailand – Main Tournament Qualified Team #1)
- Team Falcons (KSA – Main Tournament Qualified Team #2)
- Stalwart Esports (Mongolia – Main Tournament Qualified Team #3)
- Nigma Galaxy (Iraq – Main Tournament Qualified Team #4)
- DWG KIA (South Korea – Main Tournament Qualified Team #5)
- 7Sea Esports (Invited team)
- R8 ESPORTS (Invited team)
Concluding the PUBG MOBILE Esports competitive year, the 2022 PMGC will commence in early November and will see a record breaking 48 teams compete. The best teams from their respective regions will participate after qualifying through their PUBG MOBILE regional leagues throughout the year. After four weeks of intense competition, the 13 strongest teams in the 2022 PMGC League and three direct invites will move onto the PMGC Grand Finals in Indonesia.
Additionally, Sony’s Xperia has been confirmed to be the Official Smartphone Provider for the 2022 PMGC, ensuring that all players perform to the best of their abilities.
Along with the new details on the 2022 PMGC, a brand new competition was also revealed, which focuses on pitting different regions against each other. The first phase of the PUBG MOBILE Regional Clash is planned to be held September 23-25 and will see PMPL Southeast Asia and PEL China teams go head-to-head. Further regional clashes will take place in 2023.
“Through today’s announcements, PUBG MOBILE’s growth as an esport has never been more apparent.” said James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports. “We’ve strived to push the 2022 PMGC to new heights, featuring a record-breaking number of teams, and taking place for the first time in Indonesia. The PUBG MOBILE Regional Clash is also another excellent addition to our events calendar that will guarantee to give fans and players even more to look forward to next year”