PUBG Mobile and Samsung are teaming up for a $600,000 prize pool global tournament

This will be a lucrative tournament for small time streamers with some big-time prized up for grabs.

  • Published: September 25, 2018 11:27 AM IST

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Players of one of the most popular mobile games right now, PUBG Mobile, can now participate in a tournament with a prize pool worth $600,000 that is being hosted by Samsung and PUBG Mobile. And in this tournament the focus in the live streaming part of the game, and participants are going to be those that have a following.

This is going to be a lucrative chance for those that stream PUBG Mobile a lot and have followers on the streaming services. Called the ‘PUBG Mobile Star Challenge’, the tournament will see participants from six regions in the world North America, South America, Europe, Korea/Japan, China, and the rest of Asia. And players who wish to participate will need to have at least 1,000 followers on their streaming services

In terms of rewards, streamers will be able to snag up in-house funding for streaming from PUBG Mobile, and there are even streamer contracts up for grabs, which are all rewards that any small time streamer would find lucrative.

The title sponsor of the tournament is Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9, and the South Korean company has tied up with Tencent Games to make PUBG Mobile available on Samsung Galaxy Apps. This means that both Fortnite and PUBG Mobile are available on Samsung Galaxy Apps.

The regional semi-finals of the tournament are already underway and the first Regional Finals will be taking place on September 29-30 in Kiev, Ukraine where the top European teams will be competing for a $20,000 prize and a spot in the World Finals. The PMSC World Finals is all set to take place in Dubai at the end of this year where 13 teams from the regional finals and seven teams joining on special invite will be duking it out for a $200,000 prize pool.

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There will also be regional popularity contests, where the most popular content creators will be able to win $10,000, and several other exclusive prizes.

  • Published Date: September 25, 2018 11:27 AM IST