PUBGM esports fans may have to change their plans. PUBG Corp and Tencent made an announcement last March 17, 2020 that the PUBG Mobile Pro League in South East Asia will not hold the event in assigned arenas. However, all is not lost in the esports scene: The tournament will still happen but as an online-only affair. You will still be able to watch the event; but only with the players not facing off under one roof.
According to Director of the PUBGM Global Esports James Yang, “The health of our players, staff and contractors are our highest priority. While we’re saddened to postpone our tournament, we’re dedicated to ensure the safety of everyone involved.”
This is certainly the first time that happened. Cancellations of esports tournament have begun since the COVID-19 outbreak happened back in late January 2020. It all started with the suspension of the Chinese League of Legends tournament LPL and followed by the Chinese Hearthstone tournament. Soon after, when the coronavirus became global, esports events from around the world including the Overwatch League, Final Round 2020, and League Championship Series needed to suspend in order to ensure the safety of the players and the audiences.
We’ll cover more news regarding the PUBGM Pro League tournament later on.
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