The grand finale for the PUBG Mobile The Global Championship (PMGC) 2021 will take place from January 21st to 23rd. Sixteen teams from around the world will battle it out for over $ 3 million and the title of world champion. And based on Instagram posts from various players, some of the teams will travel to Singapore to compete there.
Tencent’s director of esports, James Yang, previously told Dot Esports that the grand finale would be played as a semi-LAN event, with some teams traveling to a different location while others compete on-site. Yang also said the venue will not have a stage and teams will compete from a closed environment. With players spread all over the world, Tencent is likely to bring the teams closer together to help tackle ping differences.
Based on some recent Instagram posts from players at Alpha7 Esports, Furious Gaming and Next Rüya Esports, the chosen location appears to be Singapore.
According to an Instagram story by Joaquín “ScreaaM” Escobar from Furious Gaming, the Chilean team has already left for Singapore to compete in the grand finale. The player claimed that he will return on January 24th, one day after the grand finale ended. He also said that players will be given a OnePlus device to play in the finals. The phone manufacturer is one of the sponsors of PMGC 2021.
Also, a Brazilian Alpha7 Esports player posted an Instagram story that also points to the same thing. Daniel “Mafioso” Henrique posted a packed bag with the flag of Singapore and an airplane emoji next to it.
Kaos Next Rüya also posted an Instagram reel showing players getting into a van. The caption indicated that they were leaving to attend the grand finale of the PMGC, which will be held in Singapore. The official Turkish PUBG Mobile Account also responded to it with fire emoji.
Tencent has not yet responded to a request for comment on the location of the grand finale at the time of writing.
Singapore as the venue for the grand finale is not surprising. The country’s tourism association has endorsed esports in 2021, with the Southeast Asian country being a popular location for many LAN events like the Free fire World Series, M3 World Championship and the Horizon Cup.
It is unclear which teams will travel to Singapore to take part in the grand finals. Kaos Next Rüya, Alpha7 and Furious Gaming are based in Turkey, Brazil and Chile.
This article will be updated as more details become known.