Greatest PUBG Mobile esports moments in 2022 to remember
As 2022 comes to its end, it’s good to cherish PUBG Mobile Esports’ memorable moments. As a starter, NOVA esports reclaimed the 2021 PUBG Mobile Global Championship trophy and the first PUBG offline event since the COVID-19 pandemic was held. Here are the details of those iconic moments that fans can relive.
NOVA Esports brought home the PMGC 2021 trophy
NOVA Esports, representing China, started 2022 by winning the PMGC 2021, securing their second consecutive PMGC championship and bringing home a prize of $1,530,000.
Zeng “Order” Zehai received an extra $10,000 as the Finals MVP after totaling 7,793 damage with 46 eliminations in 18 matches. Meanwhile, NOVA finished first with 222 points and 101 eliminations. Russian’s Natus Vincere came second with 175 points, followed by Nigma Galaxy in third place with 166 points.
NOVA Esports was not considered the favorite heading into this event. They had only finished fourth in the first stage of the competition while having difficulties dominating the Chinese region.
NOVA is now looking for its third title and will vie against Vampire Esports, Buriram United Esports and Geek Fam. Order said he and his team hope to do well in the upcoming PMGC 2022 Grand Finals. The event will be held in January of next year at the International Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia.
At the event, 16 teams will compete in 18 tournaments for the ultimate grand championship and a $1.5 million prize pool, which includes $30,000 for individual awards. Each day, a total of six matches will take place.
PMWI 2022: The first LAN event since COVID
Since COVID, most esports events have been canceled, postponed or shifted to online mode. As a result, PUBG Mobile Esports switched to an online format for all competitions, allowing teams and players to compete from the convenience of their Bootcamp or home.
The PMWI 2022 was PUBG Mobile’s first global LAN event since 2019 and came with a live audience. Tencent collaborated with ESL and Gamers8 to create the competition held from July 11 to 20 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
PMWI 2022 presented the best-invited teams from all over the world, with Thailand’s Vampire Esports emerging victorious. The team also brought home the trophy for the PMWI 2022 Afterparty Showdown.
CIS Teams made a comeback
Due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, PUBG Mobile Esports canceled the PMPL CIS 2022 Spring season just before the Grand Finals. Not only that, but the PUBG Continental Series 6 (PCS6) event had been significantly altered. In addition, the Eastern Europe open qualifiers were also canceled, resulting in significant format changes.
As the PMPL 2022 Fall season began, PUBG Mobile Esports welcomed various well-known teams from Turkey and Western Europe to compete under neutral flags, including Natus Vincere and Virtus Pro.
The PMGC 2022 League Stage was a wild ride
The third edition of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship, the largest PUBG Mobile esports event, saw a significant increase in participants, with 48 teams total.
After a month-long competition with multiple stages from Malaysia and Chinese studios, only 14 teams managed to compete in the PMGC Grand Finals, including Nova Esports, Four Angry Men and GodLike Stalwart.
They are accompanied by two globally invited teams: SMG from China and Alter Ego from Indonesia. Several well-known groups failed to advance to the championship round and were forced to go back home.
The PMGC 2022 League Stage was considered a success, with a peak viewership of 524,850 on December 3, when the Last Chance Day 1 was held. It was broadcast live in multiple regional languages on four platforms — YouTube, Twitch, Facebook and TikTok.