PUBG Mobile Esports 2023 roadmap: PMGC and PMWI to return
An exciting new points system and several international LAN events will be the highlight of the 2023 PUBG Mobile esports season.
PUBG Mobile Esports has had a successful season and as the PMGC 2022 draws to a close, Tencent has revealed details about the 2023 roadmap
In 2022, Tencent held 13 PMPLs across five regions along with international LAN events in Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. Additionally, a record-breaking 600,000 teams registered for the amateur-level PUBG Mobile Club Opens (PMCO) throughout the year.
Now the focus will shift to 2023 and Tencent has not kept fans in the dark. James Yang, the director of PUBG Mobile global esports, has already announced a lot of details for the upcoming season during the PMGC Grand Finals livestream.
PUBG Mobile Esports will mark the return of two international events in 2023
Tencent has confirmed that the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) and PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) will return in 2023. The two marquee events for the PUBG Mobile esports will be LAN events.
The PMWI 2023 is set to return to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It will take place in July.
The PMGC 2023, on the other hand, will happen in Turkey – marking the first time an international PUBG Mobile tournament is headed to the country. This tournament will take place in November and December. Tencent will no longer be extending the PMGC to January of the subsequent year.
Besides these events, two other major PUBG Mobile esports competitions will happen in 2023. These are the 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia from May 5 to 17 and the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China from Sept. 23 to Oct. 8. Both of these events are sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
PUBG Mobile Esports to adopt new points system in 2023
The biggest change to PUBG Mobile esports in 2023 is to the points system which will completely change the meta. The current points system puts onus on both the placement and kills in each match.
The new one, however, will decrease the amount of placement points teams can earn. Thus, teams will be much more aggressive and focus on kills.
Changes to the PMPL and return of the Regional Clash (PMRC)
In 2023, Malaysia is being added as a separate region in the PMPLs. Thus, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam will all host individual PMPLs.
For the remaining SEA countries, namely the Philippines, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Singapore, Tencent has introduced the PMPL SEA Wildcard.
Additionally, James Yang, the director of PUBG Mobile global esports, said that the company wants to focus more on the amateur and semi-pro scene. For them, a dedicated amateur ecosystem will be coming this year. This will consist of National Championships (PMNC), PMCOs, and third-party tournaments leading to the PMPL Qualifier in 2024.
Lasltly, Tencent will be bringing back the PUBG Mobile Regional Clash (PMRC) in 2023. The tournament was introduced last September and featured a clash between SEA and China. In the upcoming year, a lot more regional clashes will take place.
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