It was an exciting three days but eventually the 2020 champions were too good. Navi and Nigma Galaxy came in at 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
NV are the winners of the PUBG MOBILE Global Championship 2021 (PMGC) securing their second consecutive PMGC title. The battle between the East and the West saw the Chinese team win and take home over $1,500,000.
“It’s amazing to witness NV crowned back-to-back PMGC champions. It’s been a record-breaking year for PUBG MOBILE esports and PMGC has provided the perfect backdrop to show the world how much we have grown. I’m also super excited for the competitive year ahead as we introduce new regions and tournaments allowing more opportunities than ever before for PUBG MOBILE esports players,” said James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports.
The excitement ahead of the PMGC 2021 Grand Finals was palpable as there were sixteen teams competing for glory. There was also a sizeable amount on offer, an amount of $3.49 million. Players from 13 countries participated in the event.
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Nova esports wins PMGC 2021
Nova esports emerged victorious after a stellar performance that saw the team accrue 222 points and 101 eliminations. Russia’s Natus Vincere came in second with 175 points while Nigma Galaxy secured third place with 166 points.\
Despite not having the team’s coach, Nove looked strong in the grand finals. The team managed a sizeable lead ahead of the competition at the end of Day 2. With its lead, Nova had already almost secured its victory at the PMGC 2021.
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NV’s Order secures MVP title
Nova’s Ceng “Order” Zehai was announced the MVP of the tournament. With 46 eliminations and 7793 damage, the 19-year-old player was crucial to Nova’s victory.
The PMGC 2021 tournament took place with teams playing from multiple locations across the world. The threat of COVID and travel restrictions and the diversity of player nationalities meant hosting the tournament at one location was near impossible.
Six teams competed from the Singapore facility (supported by the Singapore Tourism board) while three teams moved to Dubai to play on equal ping as the competition. The tournament organizer also had referees on location to ensure fair play and integrity.
This tournament concludes the 2021 season for PUBG Mobile. The parent company has already announced big plans for the 2022 season, including more tournaments and a streamlined structure that will bring in more teams and players. Providing a stable ecosystem for teams to invest in PUBG Mobile players, 2022 will be a crucial year for the mobile game.
The tournament peaked at 644 peak viewers for the event. While this was lower than PMGC Season 0, it is still a very big number and the excitement will continue to grow over the next few years. Mobile gaming and esports has seen a rapid surge in popularity and investment over the past few years.