MSI announces sponsorship of PUBG Global Championships

22 November 2023

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MSI announces sponsorship of the PUBG Global Championships
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Technology corporation MSI has announced a partnership with the 2023 PUBG Global Championship (PGC).

As the tournament’s official gaming partner, MSI will help bolster the event by providing equipment and creating in-person activations.

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The pairing will see MSI provide 80 ‘high-end’ gaming PCs and 160 gaming monitors for the tournament’s competitors, as well as gaming laptops for commentary and live broadcasting staff.

MSI will also have a booth at the event which features the brand’s latest gaming equipment and ‘innovative technologies’. According to a release, the booth aims to provide fans with an ‘immersive gaming experience.’

The PGC, PUBG: Battlegrounds’ premier esports tournament and the final event of its competitive season, will run from November 18th to December 3rd. The event includes 32 teams from EMEA, Asia, APAC and the Americas who will compete for a slice of its $2m (~£1.6m) prize pool.

The championship is set to be the game’s most viewed event of the year, expected to top the recent PUBG Nations Cup which amassed 231k peak viewers. The PGC’s $2m prize pool equals what was seen in August’s PUBG Global Series 2, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Sam Chern, MSI Marketing Vice President, commented: “As a global leading brand in gaming, MSI’s cutting-edge gaming equipment will inject more energy into this event. Being the official gaming partner of PGC is a recognition of our strength in the gaming industry and a commitment to promoting gaming culture.

“The PGC 2023 is about to begin, and with the collaboration between MSI and KRAFTON, we are confident in delivering an unforgettable gaming experience for players around the world.”

PUBG Mobile, the title’s mobile variant, has also developed a thriving esports ecosystem – one that has arguably eclipsed the PC version’s popularity. It recently announced a $100m (~£798k) creator-focused investment plan to ‘support the game’s co-creation ecosystem’ for the next three years.

Lee Jones