- Tournament postponed due to high latency, new date pending
- PMCO European regional finals offer a $45,600 prize pool
- The mobile version is making big waves, surpassing 100 million downloads since release
Europe’s spring PUBG Mobile regional finals postponed due to network issues, fans and participants expecting a new date to be released soon.
PUBG Regional Spring European Finals Postponed due to Network Issues
This spring’s Europe regional finals for the PUBG Mobile Club Open had to be postponed on April 12, after two matches in the day. The decision came as a unanimous ruling after players complained about connectivity issues resulting in the event’s termination. Without revealing further details, PUBG Mobile Esports official Twitter assured that the event would return.
Europe’s Internet network overload has led to high latency for some players, putting them at a severe disadvantage. The announcement did not include a new date for the event, although PUBG Mobile Esports confirmed that the necessary details would be released in due time.
Due to the network load in Europe & the impact it had on the Regional Finals Europe, it was decided to postpone the competition until a later date. Fair playing field for all teams involved is our biggest priority to determine the best team. Further details in the coming days.
— PUBG MOBILE Esports (@EsportsPUBGM) April 12, 2020
The PMCO European regional finals feature a $45,600 prize pool and 16 teams vying for a share of the reward. Four PUBG regions participate in the PMCO finals, including Europe, Turkey, CIS and Germany.
The Mobile Version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is Making Big Waves, Hits 100 Million Downloads
PUBG has been advancing in strides globally, with the mobile version of the game notching up over 100 million downloads and spawning big communities around the globe. In India alone, PUBG has registede 50 million downloads. There are some 33 million active players – a very high retention rate overall.
Last month, ESL has teamed up with Tencent for the esports circuit through the rest of 2020. Under the partnership, players from “all over the world,” will have a chance to win a share of $5 million available through different events.
ESL will also help Tencent with streaming. The pair will provide coverage for Europe out of a new studio based in Katowice, Poland.