PUBG Cellular and Players with out Borders have introduced the PUBG MOBILE World Invitational (PMWI), a $3m (~£2.17m) on-line charity match that includes western and jap groups.
The occasion shall be cut up into two tournaments – PMWI East and PMWI West – with the winner of every receiving $1.5m (~£1.08m).
A number of the groups competing within the occasion embrace NAVI, Ghost Gaming, Workforce Queso, Workforce GODSENT, NASR Esports, Workforce QLASH. Lakonostra MVP is the competitors’s UK consultant. In complete, there shall be 32 groups collaborating in PMWI.
The highest groups from every division will be capable to select from a spread of Humanitarian Support organisations to obtain its prize pool share.
James Yang, Director of PUBG Cellular World Esports, commented: “Following the success of PUBG MOBILE World League Season Zero and PUBG MOBILE World Championship in 2020, I’m excited to share that we’re but once more increasing our world match providing with the World Invitational.
“We’re devoted alongside Players With out Borders to persevering with the battle in opposition to COVID so are thrilled to announce the $3m charity donation being made as a part of the match.”
The occasion will start from July twenty second – twenty fifth, with groups competing in opposition to one another divided throughout 20 matches and three maps together with Erangel, Sanhok and Miramar.
Smartphone producer OnePlus has been introduced as PMWI’s sponsor. Furthermore, stay streaming platform Nimo TV has been named as a media accomplice for the occasion.
Turki Al Fawzan, CEO of the Saudi Esports Federation, added: “It’s nice to see a partnership between PUBG Cellular and Players With out Borders to unite avid gamers for a very good trigger. The impression Players With out Borders had in its first version motivated us to proceed the journey this yr.
“Now, with Tencent supporting the trigger by means of this partnership, we will additional unfold the message to go away nobody behind whereas delivering a one in every of a form esports competitors for our viewers.”
The complete listing of groups competing – and the international locations they’re representing – in PMWI are:
PMWI West Groups
19 Esports (Canada), Alpha7 Esports (Brazil), Chivas Esports (Mexico), Workforce Future (Germany), Ghost Gaming (U.S.A), Workforce GODSENT (Ukraine), GUNZ Esport (Iraq), Konina Energy (Kazakhstan), Lakonostra MVP (United Kingdom), Subsequent Rüya Gaming (Turkey), Workforce QLASH (France), RA’AD Esports (Egypt), RTG Esports (Morocco), Workforce ONYX (Georgia), Workforce Queso (Argentina), UDR Killers (Spain).
PMWI East Groups
A1 Esports (Bangladesh), Bigetron Purple Aliens (Indonesia), BlackList Worldwide (Philippines), DRS Gaming (Nepal), DSGaming (South Korea), D’Xavier (Vietnam), Fanatic Zombies (United Arab Emirates), Geek Fam (Malaysia), NASR Esports (Jordan), NAVI (Russia), REJECT (Japan), Stalwart Esports (Pakistan), Workforce Myths (Algeria), Valdus Esports (Thailand), Yalla Esports (Saudi Arabia), ZEUS Esports (Mongolia).
Esports Insider says: It’s all the time good to see esports be utilised to assist charities. Regardless of who the winner of the match is, the necessary factor is that $3m is being supplied to pick out organisations, which may solely be seen as a optimistic.