Everything you need to know about the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022
It’s time to crown a PUBG Mobile world champion.
The PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022 is almost here. From Nov. 10 to Jan. 8, as many as 50 teams from around the world will compete in the most prestigious PUBG Mobile Esports tournament for a share of the $4 million prize pool and the title of world champions.
The PMGC was first launched in 2020 as the world championship for PUBG Mobile. However, in its 2020 and 2021 editions, no LAN event was played due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This set to change this year, though, as Tencent has confirmed that the event will happen as an offline one.
The league stage will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while the grand finals will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia. While the grand finals will likely feature a live audience, it's unclear if the league stage will.
PMGC 2022 League Stage: Tencent ushers in a new format
The PMGC 2022 will feature a completely revamped format from the past two editions with much more intensity. The league stage has been further split into the Group Stage, Survival Stage, and the Last Chance.
- Forty-eight teams have qualified for the league stage.
- In the group stage, they will be split into three groups of 16 teams each who will compete separately.
- The top three teams from each group will directly advance to the Grand Finals.
- For the five teams at the bottom of the table, however, this will be end of their PMGC journey and they will be eliminated.
- The remaining eight teams from each group will advance to the Survival Stage.
- From here, the bottom will be eliminated while the top 16 will make it to the Last Chance.
- In the Last Chance, the 16 teams will battle it out across two days for the last four spots in the PMGC 2022 Grand Finals.
PMGC 2022 Grand Finals: Three days of action to crown a world champion
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The PMGC 2022 Grand Finals is set to take place in Jakarta, Indonesia from Jan. 6 to 8, 2023. The nine teams from the Group Stage and four teams from the Last Chance will meet three invited teams in this stage. The three invitees include Alter Ego Limax, Team SMG, and one undisclosed team.
PMGC 2022 schedule
Here is the compete schedule for the event:
- League Stage: Nov. 10 to Dec. 4
- Group Stage: Nov. 10 to 27
- Survival Stage: No. 30 to Dec. 2
- Last Chance: Dec. 3 and 4
- PMGC 2022 Grand Finals: Jan. 6 to 8, 2023
What are the teams and groups in the PMGC 2022?
Where to watch the PMGC 2022?
Tencent will broadcast the PMGC 2022 live in multiple languages on YouTube and Facebook. Tencent hasn't updated the official streaming and casters list for the event yet, though.
The league stage will begin on Nov. 10 at 10:45 GMT.
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