Samsung and Tencent put up $600,000 prize pool for PUBG Mobile players
After teaming up with Epic Games and Fortnite streamer “Ninja” for a Galaxy squad contest, Samsung now announced that it will sponsor a global PUBG Mobile tournament. Dubbed “Star Challenge,” the gaming event is just the first in the Championship Series hosted by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation. for PUBG Mobile.
The announcement mentions that teams from six regions across the world will face each other to be crowned champion and win a piece of the $600,000 prize pool.
Furthermore, the top 20 teams from each of the six regions will move on to the qualifier rounds of the “PUBG Mobile Star Challenge,” and then to the global finals. Global and regional winners will split the $600,000 prize pool as follows:
- Global Final Champion: $200,000 USD
- Runner-up: $100,000 USD
- 3rd Place: $50,000 USD
- Regional Final Champion: $20,000 USD
- Regional Runner-up: $15,000 USD
- 3rd Place: $10,000 USD
The tournament organizers accept squads from across Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Japan/Korea, and China, and the finals will happen in Dubai at the end of 2018.
However, not everyone can participate, as Tencent and Samsung announced that in order to be eligible for the PUBG Mobile tournament, a player must have more than 1,000 fans or followers across specified streaming platforms.
Last but not least, the first PUBG Mobile Star Challenge final will take place in Ukraine, Kiev, on September 29 to 30, 15:30 pm GMT+2.