PUBG MOBILE has announced that the PUBG MOBILE National Championship (PMNC) will make its debut in the United Kingdom later this year.
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The tournament series is slated to occur between July 22nd and August 8th with a £22,000 prize pool up for grabs. UK-based teams are invited to register and compete online in the PMNC Open Qualifier, taking place from June 4th – 11th.
The top finishing teams from the PMNC United Kingdom 2021 will advance to the PMPL Western Europe Season Two, which is set to commence this Autumn, to compete against other top pro teams in the region.
Alongside announcing the tournament, PUBG MOBILE has revealed that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi will serve as the PMNC United Kingdom 2021’s official title sponsor.
To participate in the PMNC United Kingdom Open Qualifier, teams must consist of a minimum of four players, with a maximum of six players from the same country.
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According to the release, PUBG MOBILE will host a variety of tournaments throughout the year in Western Europe, with a cumulative prize pool totalling above $400,000 (~£288,362). Earlier this month, the company revealed the schedule for its 2021 PUBG MOBILE Pro League (PMPL) circuit, adding seven new regions and a $14m (£10.1m) prize pool, the largest in mobile esports to date.
Esports Insider says: PUBG MOBILE has served as a highly popular title in the competitive mobile gaming market for a while now. The 2021 PUBG MOBILE Pro League circuit will feature a £10.1m prize pool, which is certainly nothing to sneeze at and shows the value of this competitive community. It’s great to see the title expand into the UK, with the move continuing to highlight mobile esports’ growth in the west.