It was only a few weeks ago that we just witness a global-level esports event in the form of M1 World Championship 2019. This weekend, Malaysia is playing host to another massive event, the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) Fall Split Global Finals at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur.
Given the scale of the event, its presence can be felt even before we actually stepped into the venue with plenty of signage right at PWTC LRT station when we visited the opening day of the tournament yesterday. As we walk from the station to the PWTC itself, those signage do come in handy to make sure that we are heading in the right direction.
Since we arrived quite early, PUBG Mobile fans were still queuing up to get their tickets and taking photos with the cosplayers. Not only that, it seems that the highly established local PUBG Mobile team, Yoodo Gank was having a briefing to synchronise their fan chants.
Being the title sponsor, Vivo has its own booth at the PMCO Fall Split Global Finals which mainly highlights the newly launched Nex 3 which also has the status as the official smartphone for the event.
Once we entered the venue, we immediately noticed the massive stage that the organizer of the PMCO Fall Split Global Finals has set up at PWTC. Not long after, the fans were then treated to an epic opening ceremony that includes a band rocking it out on a gigantic PUBG-inspired jeep and pyrotechnics while the teams are being introduced on stage.
As expected from a global-scale event, the PMCO Fall Split Global Finals has roped in several commentators to provide commentary for the event including several well-known names within our scene such as Fredo, MasterRamen and OnTheGo.
For those who are wondering, the format that PMCO Fall Split Global Finals uses is rather straight forward: all 16 teams will be playing in 16 round of matches. They will then receive points based on the position that they ended up in each round as well as the number of individual opponents that they are able to eliminate.
The total points that they received will then determined their place in the PMCO Fall Split Global Finals ranking. With a total cash purse of US$500,000 (~RM2.09 million) up for grabs, the eventual champion of the event will walk away with US$180,000 (~RM751,770). Teams also able to obtain a bonus of US$5000 (~RM20,882) every time they managed to obtain Winner Winner Chicken Dinner during the event.
Given our hectic schedule, we only managed to catch the first match of the event but nevertheless, it is enough to show us the effort that the organizer of PMCO Fall Split Global Finals has poured into making the event quite exciting for the PUBG Mobile fans.
From these images, you can see the highly interactive presentation on the gigantic screens that filling up the stage at PMCO Fall Split Global Finals. In addition to that, plenty on stats are being shown consistently on stage that covers both general in-game information as well as individual players.
In case you were impressed by the images above and want to check the action yourself on the final day of PMCO Fall Split Global Finals tomorrow, it is rather unfortunate that the tickets have completely sold out prior to the event. However, you can still check out the action directly through the event’s official live stream on Youtube and Twitch.