PUBG Mobile Tournament Is Now an Online Event
PUBG Mobile pros will no longer be gathering for their upcoming tournament in South Asia, due to Coronavirus the tournament has become an online event. The Pro League event will still take place on March 19th and PUBG fans can watch it online at PUBG Mobile’s esports YouTube channel. The initial intent was for the tournament to be accessible for fans to watch live and for competitors to fight it out in front of a live audience, but because of “unforeseen circumstances” with COVID-19, Tencent and PUBG Corp. had to move it online. PUBG is available for Xbox One, PS4, PC and mobile now.
While the PUBG Pro League tournaments are a recent success, it’s unfortunate to see their potential success hindered by a pandemic. The first Apex Global Major was also canceled and Overwatch League is canceling recent matches in South Korea to stem the spread of the virus and E3 2020 itself was canceled. It’s likely that big events like these canceling their dates will help prevent the spread of COVID-19, with some of the heavily impacted areas being quarantined, and we hope that everyone reading stays healthy.
With the Coronavirus canceling live events worldwide, this change to the PUBG Mobile tournament is nothing new. It’s good to see them continue to host the event online on the same day and it’ll be interesting to see how it differs from previous tournaments. Apparently the online multiplayer battle royale PUBG Mobile accumulated nearly 555 million user downloads worldwide from the time it launch until December 2019, showing what a strong fan base the title has.
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