The PMWI 2022 is set to be the first global LAN event for PUBG Mobile since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Tencent has pulled the curtains on the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) 2022. Eighteen of the best PUBG Mobile teams from around the world will be competing from Aug. 11 to 20. It has a huge prize pool of $3 million. 

“Following the success of the very first PUBG Mobile World Invitational in 2021, we’re thrilled to bring the event back for the second time in 2022. This year, the PMWI will be the biggest and best yet, especially with our new format allowing more exciting opportunities for both our players and fans. Through this exciting new event, we can show the great community spirit that PUBG Mobile Esports and its talented teams have created.”

James Yang, the director of PUBG Mobile Global Esports.

PMWI 2022 is set to be the first global PUBG Mobile esports LAN event in two years

The last time a global LAN event for PUBG Mobile happened was in December 2019 during the Club Open (PMCO) Fall Split Global Finals. 

Tencent had planned to hold the 2020 PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) Finals as a LAN event at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The players had to compete from their hotel rooms, however, after some players tested positive for COVID-19. 

With the COVID-19 situation improving around the world, Tencent has partnered with Gamers8 to bring the PMWI 2022 to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Gamers8 website has confirmed that the PMWI 2022 will happen at the city’s Esports & Elite Zone – Boulevard. 

Eighteen invited teams will compete for the lion’s share of the $3 million prize pool

The 18 teams in the PMWI 2022 are as follows:

  • Morph GGG (Indonesia)
  • Box Gaming (Vietnam)
  • Vampire Esports (Thailand)
  • 4Rivals (MY/SG/PH)
  • DenizBank Wildcats (Turkey)
  • VIVO KEYD (Brazil)
  • Aton Esports (Latin America)
  • 52 Esports (Pakistan)
  • Stalwart Esports (South Asia)
  • Nigma Galaxy (Arabia)
  • Virtual Gaming Squad (Africa)
  • TJB Esports EU (Western Europe)
  • Back2Back (North America)
  • REGAN.S GAMING (China)
  • DWG KIA (South Korea)
  • DONUTS USG (Japan)
  • Team SouL (India)
  • Team Falcons (KSA)

PMWI 2022 to have a unique two-week format

The PMWI 2022 will take place across two weeks. The first week will be the main tournament which will happen from Aug. 11 to 13. The 18 invited will compete in this for a share of the $2 million prize pool. 

The second week, the Afterparty Showdown, will happen from Aug. 18 to 20. Only 12 teams will compete in this with $1 million being on the line. These 12 teams include the top five teams from week one, six chosen teams from different regions, and one special invite. 

Where to watch the PMWI 2022? 

You can tune into the competition live on the PUBG Mobile Esports YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch channels. On each match day, the tournament will begin at 11am GMT. 

PMGC 2022 prize pool has also been revealed

Tencent has also revealed the prize pool for the PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022. This year’s PMGC is set to be bigger than ever with a huge prize money of $4 million on the line. It will likely happen in December with top teams from around the world competing to become the 2022 PUBG Mobile world champion. 

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Wasif is an esports journalist from India who covers mobile gaming news. From PUBG Mobile to Wild Rift, he has been covering mobile esports for over three years. You can reach out to him on Twitter to chat about games and esports anytime.