Dubai will be the focus of the esports world later this month as 16 top teams battle for glory at the PUBG MOBILE Global Championship (PMGC) 2020 Finals.
They will be vying for a slice of the $2,000,000 prize pool at the event, which runs from January 21-24 at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk.
Supported by Dubai Sports Council and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, the PMGC 2020 Finals boasts the biggest prize purse in PUBG MOBILE history.
The tournament will be streamed worldwide from Dubai.
"Hosting the PMGC Finals here is further confirmation of Dubai’s reputation as a top-class host of international sports events, with ultramodern infrastructure and amenities, including luxurious hotels and world-renowned tourist attractions," said the Dubai Sports Council in a statement.
"Dubai was also one of the first to start flight operations after COVID-19 lockdown and welcomed tourists and PUBG MOBILE Global Championship Finals is an important addition to the list of international sporting events that are being organized in Dubai, including elite international tournaments involving different Olympic and non-Olympic sports, as well as various challenges," the statement added.
On the directions of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council, Dubai gathers an elite group of e-sports stars and champions of the "PUBG MOBILE Global Championship 2020 Finals", pic.twitter.com/J5lbQiDvQG— Dubai Sports Council (@DubaiSC) January 5, 2021
"The city’s selection as the venue for the finals of this global championship is a reflection of our strong partnership with PUBG MOBILE, and will further enhance Dubai’s position as a leading esports hub in the world," said Issam Kazim, CEO, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing.
"With its ongoing focus on innovation and increased momentum across multiple mobile platforms during these challenging times, Dubai Tourism is grateful for the wholehearted cooperation extended by our partners to help Dubai maintain its position at the forefront of top travel destinations, as well as keep the city top of mind among esports enthusiasts around the world."
Whilst the finals will not be open to the public, the offline event provides teams with a levelled playing field, countering ping disadvantage for what is the pinnacle of PUBG MOBILE’s esports program this year.
The PMGC 2020 Finals will be available to watch on PUBG MOBILE Esports' YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channel.