Earlier this year, PUBG Mobile announced the launch of India Series 2019, the latest in its efforts towards the growth of India’s PUBG Mobile esports ecosystem. Sponsored by OPPO, the Grand Finals of the PUBG Mobile India Series 2019 is all set to take place on the 10th of March 2019 at GMC Balayogi Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad, with the support of the Telangana Government. It follows the success of the PUBG Mobile Campus Championship in October, which was PUBG Mobile’s first endeavour at building an esports platform for college students. Taking things to the next level, the PUBG Mobile India Series had over 400,000 games across in-game and online qualifiers, featuring some of the top PUBG Mobile clans such as RIP, PAiN, SouL, 8bit and Oxy.
Commenting on the tournament, Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games, India said, “With India Series 2019, we set out with the objective of making esports accessible to all segments of the PUBG Mobile fanbase by keeping it open-to-all. After launching India Series in January, we received a massive 575,000 registrations who played 400,000 games across 4 rounds, out of which the top 80 have made it to the finals. The sheer dedication, skill and temperament of these players are commendable as they make the transition from being gamers to esports athletes. As such, we expect an extremely high level of competition on March 10th, which PUBG Mobile fans must be following with excitement!”
The tournament was open to all Indian residents who had a PUBG Mobile account above level 20. Over 2,000 teams were selected for the Playoffs, from which the 20 best teams will fight it out at the Grand Finals. Upping the ante from the Campus Championship, the finals promise a chance to walk away with Rs. 30,00,000 for the team ranking first, Rs. 10,00,000 for second and rs. 5,00,000 for third.
Individual valour and talent will also be rewarded in the grand finals:
MVP Award – Awarded to the player with maximum number of MVP
The Exterminators – Awarded to the team with maximum kills
The Healers – Awarded to the team with the highest number of revives
The Redeemer – Awarded to the player with the highest amount of health restored
The Lone Ranger – Awarded to the player with the maximum survival time
The Rampage Freak – Awarded to the player for the maximum number of kills in one game.
Each of these categories would receive a cash prize of INR 50,000.