Top 16 squads from across cities in Indonesia will take part at the most-anticipated PlayerUnknown's Battleground's tournament of the year.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile (PUBG Mobile), an online multiplayer battle royale game developed by Tencent, will be holding its inaugural mobile e-Sports tournament in Indonesia, the Grand Final PUBG Mobile Indonesia National Championship (PINC) 2018, on October 20-21, 2018. Taking place in Britama Arena Jakarta, it will challenge up to 16 teams across cities in Indonesia to win a prize of total US$30,000 and a contract to become broadcasters of an entertainment and game live streaming in Indonesia, Nimo TV.
"E-sports has always been an important part of the gaming industry and the hosting of the PINC has given us valuable experiences, especially when ploughing the Indonesian market. Positive responses that we have received from players, participants, and partners are extremely tremendous," said Jenny, Marketing Representative of PUBG Indonesia.
Grand finalists at the national championship are selected from hundreds of participants, during the City Qualifier sessions. The qualifier sessions were held in two months, from August to September 2018, with more than 48 squads involved in the match. They come from 16 cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Tangerang, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Bali, and Medan.
Supported by Torabika Cappuccino, NimoTV, OPPO, PINC will also invite popular streamers, such as Miawaug, Afif, Audrey, Bangalex, and Fiqiamd. To participate, a player should form a squad of up to 4 players to compete in various modes, such as Third-Person Perspective (TPP) and First-Person Perspective (FPP). Each offers different view, density, and weapon, as well as experiences through a variety of maps, such as Erangel, Miramar, and Sanhok.
"Through PINC, we have taken one biggest step in this country's burgeoning e-sports scene. Moreover, as we're now witnessing the development of Indonesia's e-sports industry, after it was contested for the very first time in the Asian Games 2018," added Jenny.
The successful Asian Games 2018 indeed has positively changed people's perspective on mobile and online gaming. Furthermore, the e-sports industry has grown at a tremendous pace, as the global e-sports economy now reaches US$906 million, according to a research by Newzoo.
"The mobile version should make PUBG easier to play, as it lets gamers to play anywhere, with a way simpler device. It's completely accessible, as you don't need to bring your PC to experience the battle," said Jenny. As Southeast Asia's mobile games market is now booming, it also flourishes new opportunity for mobile developers and publishers to grow and reach a large pool of new audiences. Since its launched in March 2018, now PUBG Mobile has surpassed 100 million downloads and more than 20 million global daily active users.
PUBG Mobile will consistently put the best efforts to achieve a top-of-mind in Indonesia's mobile gaming industry, thorough many tournaments and community events that will take place throughout the year. PUBG Mobile is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play.
About PUBG Mobile:
PUBG MOBILE is based on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, the original battle royale PC and Xbox One phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote 8x8 km island to do battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.