PMPL Western Europe finals: Format, schedule, how to watch
The PUBG Mobile Pro League (PMPL) Western Europe competition has reached the final leg of the race. The top 16 top-performing teams seeded from the previous league stage are set to compete in the finals that will take place on April 15-17, not only for a share of the prize pool but also spots in the PMPL European Championship.
The competition puts a total prize pool of $150,000. Tencent, the game developer, however, has yet to reveal how the total prize pool will be divided among each contender in both the league and final stages of the competition.
Additionally, the game developer also has yet to reveal the number of spots in the PMPL European Championship, which is most likely will take place in May. The competition will feature top teams from Turkey and Western Europe.
The organizers were keen on having the CIS region on board, but the decision was canceled. They confirmed the decision in a statement on March 30 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
PMPL Western Europe format, teams, how to watch
The PMPL Western Europe has revealed its format for the 2022 finals. The competition is set to feature a total of six matches per day and a total of 18 matches to decide the winners. The teams in the Western European finals will compete in a squad TPP (third-person perspective) format. The order of the maps on which they will compete is Sanhok, Miramar, Erangel, Sanhok, Miramar, and Erangel, as per Liquidpedia.
Regarding point distribution for the finals, 15 points will be given for the first place, 12 points for second, 10 points for third, and eight points for fourth. The fifth will receive two points less than the fourth, and the sixth will receive two points less than the fifth. Then the 12th place is set to only be given a single point, while the 13th-16th places will not receive any.
The 16 top-performing teams of the previous stage are set to compete in the last leg of the race of PMPL Western Europe. The teams are Game-Lord, BIG, Eastern Stars, Giants, PENTA, Clear Vision Esports, FTYEsportsKodio, TJB Esports EU, Real Tiger’s 9 UK, Unicorns of Love, 4 Romanian Men, Shockwave, SYR Esports, SWAT69 EU, XTEAM, and 4 Romanian Boys.
The entire matches of the Western European finals will be streamed live on PUBG Mobile Europe’s official channels, namely YouTube and Twitch.
Tencent has introduced major changes to PUBG tournaments this year. For example, they demoted the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) 2022 and announced plans to integrate PUBG Mobile Esports 2.0 earlier in January.
According to Tencent director of esports James Yang in an interview in late January this year, Tencent put heavy emphasis on regional cups, which were set to include regions with fewer player bases. Therefore, a separate National Championships may be held in the regions.
As for the PUBG Mobile Pro Leagues (PMPL), top teams from the PMNCs and regional tournaments will continue to the grand competition.
Changes were also made to PMPL’s regions. For example, EMEA, MENA and South Asia regions would be combined in a single PMPL. While other regions, namely Pakistan and Africa, would be introduced to a separate PMPL.