Tencent is ushering in a new era for PUBG Mobile. The game will receive a major update called "version 1.0". After nearly three years of success as one of the most popular mobile games in the world, PUBG MOBILE will release version 1.0 on September 8th with new technology, new interface, new gameplay features and more to deliver the most competitive tactical tournament experience. realistic on mobile.
PMGC Season Zero will begin in late November and invites professional teams from all regions, including the Americas, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, China, to compete for top prize of $2 million dollars in PUBG MOBILE eSports history and to be crowned the inaugural PUBG MOBILE Global Champions. Qualcomm Technologies, a world leader in wireless technology innovation and the driving force behind the development, launch and expansion of 5G and mobile gaming innovation, is the official sponsor of the PMGC.
PUBG MOBILE was originally released in 2018 and has since achieved over 600 million downloads and 50 million daily active players worldwide (not counting the Chinese version). After the incredible success of the game and the consistent growth of the player base, PUBG MOBILE continues to bring innovations and enhanced gaming experiences to gamers. With the release of version 1.0 on September 8, along with a much-anticipated surprise to be revealed soon, PUBG MOBILE will be completely revamped for launch to deliver the most authentic and immersive experience on mobile.
Going into more detail than ever before about what fans can expect from the 1.0 release, new technologies in version 1.0 have been adopted to fully upgrade the quality of the game. Improvements have been made to the characters, including main lobby lights and environments, as well as their iconic environments. Particles, smoke, air blasts, flashes, and the addition of oscilloscope interaction make every photo more realistic. Skydiving, running, throwing and other key actions have also been optimized for the most captivating Battle Royale experience. Updates to lighting systems and texture quality bring vegetation, sky and water to life. The models and texture quality have also been improved to provide a more realistic feel and high quality experience.
To provide players with a more concise and intuitive control experience, PUBG MOBILE's user interface and interactive experiences have also been completely overhauled, with improved interactions, visuals, movement and sound effects. The interface has been tweaked to make it easier on the eyes, while adding some visual technology elements. Dawn Cyan, Smoke Grey, Hope White and Victory Yellow color tones were chosen to convey to gamers the design concepts of dawn, rebirth after failure, and glory after a moment of eureka discovery.
To make it easier for players to find what they want by giving them more refined and up-to-date controls, the innovative multi-screen switching mode exclusively for PUBG MOBILE will be released. Existing roles will be more organized in the view. Games, community and shopping have been separated into 3 different spaces, allowing quick and easy access for players and creating a simple and clean interface, helping players to quickly locate needed functions. Also, players can customize their own layout, for more comfortable operations and user experience.
“We want to thank each of our players for joining us on our journey to launch 1.0. Throughout the design and development process, we have been insisting on maintaining the style and iconic IP of PUBG MOBILE, while continuing to innovate to deliver the best mobile experience,” said a PUBG MOBILE spokesperson. “While this is the 1.0 release, this is by no means the end of development. The new era of PUBG MOBILE is a fresh start, and we have many more exciting updates for fans to share soon. ”
Along with the reveal of the groundbreaking version 1.0, PUBG MOBILE esports is taking it to the next level with the announcement of the PUBG MOBILE World League (PMWL) and World Championship combined into one epic event, the biggest PUBG MOBILE Global mobile sports tournament Championship (PMGC). PMGC Season Zero will begin at the end of November and top pro teams from all regions including the Americas, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East, China will face off in an epic battle to crown the Global Champions and take home the lion's share of $2M. Due to the global pandemic, a local audience may not be possible for PMGC Season Zero, but if it is safe to do so, the League will begin in late November, taking place across multiple studios.
This year, PUBG MOBILE has completed the structure of its one-year global esports program. The program now supports players of all levels, from amateur to semi-pro and professional across multiple countries and regions, ensuring a clear path to becoming the star of the sport. On the basis for each player, such as national and university championships and various third-party events held in many countries, there will be more coming in more countries. For semi-professional players, the PUBG MOBILE Club Open (PMCO) this year features 16 regions with more than 150 countries. The combined Spring and Fall submissions reached over 120K, more and more players flocked to enjoy the excitement of PUBG MOBILE eSports competitions.
The robust eSports ecosystem has seen PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) introduced to add an additional professional layer of competition. There are PMPLs hosted in 7 regions with a total of 152 participating teams and a breakthrough success of over 28 million hours watched. In July and August, the brand new PUBG MOBILE World League (PMWL) Season Zero saw 40 teams from the East and West leagues showcase their best skills during this incredible competition. Simultaneous viewership peak reached over 1,1 million views, total hours watched peaked at over 40 million hours, which breaks the record for highest viewership so far in PUBG MOBILE eSports. According to Esports Charts, PUBG MOBILE World League 2020 East has become the most popular online-only event.
“Following the success of PUBG MOBILE World League Season Zero, we knew we had to come up with an idea that would raise the bar even higher and create something truly extraordinary to close out the first year of our new eSports program,” said James Yang, Director from PUBG MOBILE Global Esports. “2020 has been a big challenge for everyone, and we look forward to bringing positivity and encouragement to the world through games and eSports. We wanted to invite more regions than ever before to create a spectacular and highly competitive event for players and the community to enjoy around the world. ”