Chinese video game company Tencent Games have today announced the PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship 2018 in India slated from 26th September to 21st October 2018. Popular Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has come on board as the official sponsor of the tournament.
Tipped to be one of the biggest esports spectacle in India, the tournament is set to attract youth from more than 1000 colleges from 30+ cities across the country with a ₹50 lakhs ($70,000) total prize money purse sponsored by Oppo. The smartphone brand is also the official sponsor of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Indian cricket team.
PUBG Mobile, developed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corp., is based on popular battle-royale genre video game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that was originally launched for PC and Xbox One. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to do battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.
Squads of 4 from any campus in India can participate and compete. Four knockout rounds including the semi-finals will shortlist the final 20 teams to compete for the ultimate trophy at the grand finals to be held in Bangalore. Registrations will be open via the official website www.pubgmobile.in from 7th September 2018 till 23rd September 2018
The championship will be streamed across social media platforms to enable eSports enthusiasts across the country to view and follow the championship.
Tencent Games have also released a video promo to mark the launch of PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship 2018
Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games India, said, “The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship 2018 reflectsTencent’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 have a number of special awards for the matches at the Grand Finals: 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 the 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.