PUBG Mobile Adds 7 New Regions and Teases New Tournament

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More regions, more competition. Tencent Games

PUBG Mobile announced that seven new regions have been added to its esports ecosystem. This should make the PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) even more exciting, especially for fans. The new regions are North America, Brazil, LATAM, CIS, Turkey, Arabia, and Western Europe.

Besides the reveal of new regions, the full 2021 PMPL schedule has been released. For those not familiar, PUBG Mobile continues to be the largest mobile esports competition, particularly with its total prize pool of $14 million for 2021.

Before we go to the complete schedule, PUBG Mobile shared that it's hosting a new World Class tournament this summer. While no other information is given, fans are sure to see the best teams in the world battle in this tournament. Expect the details about this new tournament to come out at a later date.

Below are the start dates for the 2021 PMPL:

  • PMPL Southeast Asia Championship
    • PMPL Indonesia: March 24
    • PMPL Vietnam: March 24
    • PMPL Thailand: March 24
    • PMPL Malaysia and Singapore: March 24
    • Championship Finals: May
  • PMPL South Asia Championship
    • League: March 23
    • Championship Finals: May
  • PMPL Americas Championship
    • PMPL North America: March 23
    • PMPL Brazil: March 30
    • PMPL LATAM: April 27
    • Championship Finals: June
  • PMPL EMEA Championship
    • PMPL CIS: April 20
    • PMPL Turkey: April 20
    • PMPL Western Europe: May 17
    • PMPL Arabia: May 17
    • Championship Finals: June

Player Suspended

As seen from the schedule above, the matches for Brazil started last March 30. It seems that the region is facing issues related to racism.

In a Facebook post, PUBG Mobile Esports Team claimed that during an interview on a Twitch channel, INTZ player “Goodzin” used racist terms when referring to another player. The post continued that Tencent Games does not condone any discriminatory conduct. Thus, under PMPL Brazil Regulation, specifically Article 6.3.3, Goodzin is handed a one-year suspension on official tournaments effective immediately. 

PUBG Mobile is based on the game PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS and has a maximum of 100 players fighting in a winner-take-all showdown on a remote island.

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