PUBGM’s 2021 circuit concluded with the Global Championships. The event hit a massive 646k Viewership peak.
The capstone event for PUBG Mobile’s 2021 Circuit concluded today with Nova Esports taking the win. PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021 (PMGC 2021) had great viewership throughout the event netting it the 6th highest peak in PUBG Mobile history. The first major event of the year, PUBGM Global Championship took place over 3 days, with 16 teams participating.
The event comprised of the top 9 Eastern teams, the top 6 Western teams, and the best Indian team. With $3.5 Million on the line, this was by far the biggest prize pool in PUBGM history. Chinese squad Nova Esports emerged victorious after 18 matches, winning the event by a 50 point lead.
According to data from Esports Charts, PUBGM Global Championship recorded a viewership peak of 646633 viewers. This is the 6th highest viewership peak in PUBGM history. The peak came during the final round (18) on day 3 as Nova Esports secured the championship. The next highest round was round 9 with a massive 638K recorded viewership. Overall 4 matches recorded peaks of over 630K.
High viewership despite setbacks
The event also had a consistently high viewership stat, with 376K viewers tuning in for every match on average. This sets the event as the 5th highest average viewership in the top 10 events. The event also beat out events with higher peak viewers with its consistent averages.
PMGC 2021 was streamed exclusively on YouTube Gaming as part of a partnership. Despite the limited number of streaming platforms, PMGC still managed to reach thousands of eager fans and viewers. The tournament had signups from over 150 countries, highlighting the interest in the mobile game across the world.
PUBG Mobile has big plans for next year, including more regions and a structure that allows little room for confusion. PMGC 2021 also features one team from India, GodLike esports, after their stellar performance at BGIS 2021.
Nearly 6 Millions Hours Watched
With such a large average viewership record and high peaks, this event had nearly 6 million hours watched. This number is huge considering the event was only live for 16 hours compared to the hundreds that some of the bigger events run for.
Overall the viewership was extremely good for a shorter format event like PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021. While it falls short of the heights achieved by PUBG Mobile Global Championship Season 0 and PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2021 last year, it was still a good event for PUBGM overall.
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