Globally-acclaimed smartphone brand, OPPO has partnered with Tencent Games and PUBG Corp to announce the launch of ‘OPPO PUBG MOBILE India Series 2019’ – the first official open-to-all tournament hosted in India. For the tournament, OPPO has sponsored a staggering prize-pool of INR 1 crore, including cash and OPPO smartphones.
Previously in October, OPPO had sponsored India’s biggest eSports Championship – ‘Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds MOBILE Campus Championship 2018’ with a price pool of INR 50 lakhs. The championship saw over 250,000 registrations over the span of three weeks from 1000+ colleges spread across 30 cities and was experienced via OPPO’s recently launched and breakthrough product – OPPO F9 Pro. Packed with powerful features, the F9 Pro took the PUBG MOBILE gaming experience to the next level.
Post the announcement of the India Series, Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games, India, said, “The growth of PUBG MOBILE from a loved gaming app to India’s game of choice is immense validation of our efforts to provide quality gaming experience to our users bringing both the competitive and entertainment spirit for gamers. We are committed to building a sustainable eSports ecosystem for gamers in India. The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship last October was a great start, and with the support of OPPO, we look forward to making the PUBG MOBILE India Series 2019 the next big event for e-Sports in India.”
The OPPO PUBG Mobile India Series 2019 will unravel in four phases:
Phase No. of Teams Qualifying Dates
Registration No Limits 9th Jan to 23rd Jan 2019
In-Game Qualifier No Limits 21st Jan to 28th Jan 2019
Online Playoffs 2000 9th Feb to 24th Feb 2019
Grand Finals 20 10th March
There are several individual awards in the grand finals set to be won as well
- MVP Award – Awarded to the player with maximum number of MVP
- The Exterminators – Awarded to the team with maximum kills
- The Healers – Awarded to the team with the highest number of revives
- The Redeemer – Awarded to the player with highest amount of health restored
- The Lone Ranger – Awarded to the player with the maximum survival time
- The Rampage Freak – Awarded to the player for the maximum number of kills in one game.