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Nova Esports wins PMGC back-to-back, earns $1.53 million prize pool

Nova Esports PMGC 2021 Champions - Photo by Twitter @NovaEsportsTeam

Nova Esports, the defending champions of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021, was declared the winner after barely qualifying for the Grand Finals. They received a cash prize of $1,530,000 out of the 6 million prize pool.

The team dominated the lobby throughout the three days of competition, securing over 200 points and over 100 frags. The victory was Nova’s second title in a row, as they also won the first season of the PMGC in 2020.

Nova Esports became the only team to score over 200 points in the Grand Finals, and they were followed by Natus Vincere, who secured 175 points and 95 eliminations. The third place was given to Nigma Galaxy, with a total of 168 points and 48 eliminations.

PMGC 2021 Grand Finals last day overview

The day started at the Erangel map, where the team Stalwart Esports took the chicken dinner for the first game. During the last moments of the match, some crazy hands were involved. Stalwart Esports collected 12 eliminations, but Nova’s Paraboy was the MVP of the game.

Six Two Eight from China also started the day with a win as they won the second match. The third game was won by The Infinity from Thailand with nine eliminations.

The fourth match was won by S2G esports, although Fenerbahce Esports was able to give them a hard time throughout the whole game. The fifth match of the day was won by Natus Vincere with 11 eliminations, while Nigma Galaxy placed at the second position.

Nova Esports remained in the first position after five matches. However, they were beaten by Godlike Esports in the sixth and final game of the day, which ended with 7 eliminations. Despite not getting a chicken dinner, Nova Esports racked their survival points by placing second in the last match.

Nova Esports’ Order was named the Most Valuable Player of the PMGC 2021 and received a cash prize of $10,000.

PMGC Grand Finals standings

Apart from the back-to-back champion of PMGC 2021, there are some notable powerhouse teams in the tournament. These teams include Natus Vincere, Nigma Galaxy, S2G, D’Xavier, GodLike Esports, and Damwon Gaming.

Natus Vincere, widely known as NAVI, was the runner-up of the tournament. They were able to win three chicken dinners. NAVI will bring home the runner-up prize of $600,000.

The Middle-eastern team Nigma Galaxy finished third. Despite their shortcomings, they were able to secure multiple top placements throughout the tournament. They took home the third-place cash prize of $300,000.

The championship was close, with all teams finishing within a five-point margin. S2G Esports and D’Xavier finished in fourth and fifth places, respectively. S2G Esports will bring home $180,000 while D’Xavier will take $120,000.

Damwon Gaming, a South Korean team, had a few good games during the regular season and was among the top contender on the PMGC 2021. But the team failed to perform at the Grand Finals and placed 11th. DWG will take home $60,000 out of the prize pool.

Godlike Esports, an Indian team, ended their campaign in 13th place with 106 points. Despite their shortcomings, they were still able to secure a chicken dinner in the final game. The team will get $57,000 from the prize pool.