PUBG Mobile esports roadmap 2023: PMWI, PMGC, and more cover image

PUBG Mobile esports roadmap 2023: PMWI, PMGC, and more


PUBG Mobile has revealed its 2023 esports roadmap and it looks stacked with back-to-back events to keep fans hooked.

Tencent has unveiled the PUBG Mobile esports roadmap for 2023 and it is stacked with back-to-back events throughout the year. All the PUBG Mobile Pro Leagues (PMPLs) are set to return along with several international tournaments like the SEA Games, World Invitational (PMWI), Asian Games, and the Global Championship (PMGC).

PUBG Mobile esports roadmap for 2023

The PUBG Mobile 2023 season is set to kick off later this month with the PMPLs in the SEA region. The 2023 season follows a similar format to the previous year.
This includes two seasons consisting of the Spring and Fall to divide the year. The Spring will begin in February and will culminate at the PMWI in July. The Fall, on the other hand, will begin in June and will conclude the PMGC in December.
The complete schedule is as follows:
Each PUBG Mobile esports season will consist of the region-wise PMPLs. These will feed into the PMPL Regional Championships which are as follows:
  • SEA
  • Americas
  • South Asia
  • Middle East and Africa
Besides this, there will be four big LAN international events in 2023. These are as follows:
  • 32nd SEA Games: This tournament will happen in May in Cambodia and will feature the top teams competing in different countries.
  • PMWI 2023: The PMWI is returning to Riyadh this and will take place in July.
  • Asian Games: The Asian Games, which were supposed to be held last year, were again postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will now be held in September in China and will be the first time esports will be featured as a medal event.
  • PMGC 2023: The PMGC is set to return at the end of the year with a league stage and the grand finals.

Tencent to establish partnered league in SEA

The biggest change to PUBG Mobile esports in 2023 is to SEA. Instead of a regional championship, Tencent is introducing the PUBG Mobile Super League (PMSL).
Tencent had first teased the idea of a franchised league last year but is now finally bringing it about. While the PMPL is also happening in the region, the top teams from SEA will advance to the PMSL.
The PMSL will be a semi-franchised league in the sense that there will be some partnered teams with guaranteed slots. Two seasons of the PMSL are set to take place. The PMSL Spring will happen in March while the fall season will take place in August.
This will be one of the first franchised leagues in the PUBG Mobile esports ecosystem and could become a model for other regions to follow soon.

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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.