PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) developer Tencent Games announced that it has received over 2,50,000 registrations for the PUBG Mobile Campus Championship 2018 in India. The developer had launched registrations for its first such esports tournament in the last week of September, and to have received over 2,50,000 registrations in just about 3 weeks of time shows how popular the game is in India.
The tournament is being organized in partnership with Playtonia, which has experience in holding such esports tournaments, and is being sponsored by Oppo India. Tencent Games announced that over registrations came from over 1000 colleges from more than 30 cities across India. During the course of the tournament, over 2,50,000 students registered and the first 10,000 teams of 4 students each then proceeded to play in the online qualifiers. These games were streamed throughout the course of the tournament on PUBG Mobile’s YouTube page, giving everyone an opportunity to experience the tournament with live commentary.
The top 20 teams will be invited to the finals which will be held at KTPO, Whitefield in Bangalore on 21st October to battle it out for the total prize pool of Rs. 50,00,000. The grand finale will also feature contests, freebies and giveaways of OPPO F9 Pro phones. The finals on 21st October will also be streamed live on PUBG MOBILE’s YouTube and Facebook pages, while those in Bangalore can join in at the venue and watch the spectacle live by applying for passes on www.pubgmobile.in
Commenting on the tournament, Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games, India said,
The response from the Indian student community to the PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship has been tremendous. The sheer number of registrations is very good news for us and is a testament to the outstanding popularity of PUBG MOBILE in India, and we hope that this tournament will go a long way in taking eSports to the next level in India. We look forward to an action-packed finale and see the best team emerge as the winner.