Malaysian eSports team, Team Secret, will be representing the country in the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) Grand Finals being held in Dubai next year.
The team was among the top 16 to qualify for the finals, and one of only six South-East Asian teams to make the cut.
The other ASEAN teams were Bigetron Red Aliens, RRQ Athena, Secret Jin, Power888 KPS, and Aerowolf Limax.
Bigetron Red Aliens from Indonesia and RRQ Athena from Thailand were ranked second and third respectively, based on their performance during the qualifying round.
All 16 teams stand a chance to win a portion of a US$2mil (RM8.07mil) prize pool, the biggest pool for a single tournament yet in PUBG Mobile history.
According to a press release, the finals will be streamed worldwide from Dubai from Jan 21 to 24, 2021.
PUBG Mobile Global eSports director James Yang said after running the earlier league online, they were excited to have the finals in Dubai to reward the finalists with a tournament fit for inspiring champions.
“Although the finals are not open to the public offline due to the pandemic situation, we still want to deliver the best way we can. The PMGC Finals will be our biggest event yet, showing the scale and strength of mobile eSports,” he said.
The offline event also aimed to give the teams a levelled playing field, countering any ping disadvantage.
Ping or latency refers to the time it takes for a packet of data to be sent from a device to a server and then back to the device again. Unequal delay in ping would give some teams an edge over the other which was suffering from lag.
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