PGC Digital: PUBG Mobile esports surpassed 532 million views globally in 2019

56 million hours worth of watched content

PGC Digital: PUBG Mobile esports surpassed 532 million views globally in 2019

PUBG Mobile esports competitions have surpassed more than 532 million views globally in 2019.

This data was revealed by Tencent director of PUBG Mobile global esports James 'JinHo' Yang, who was speaking at PGC Digital #2 about 'Levelling the Playing Field: Mobile Esports Driving Diversity'.

The battle royale shooter also accumulated 56 million hours' worth of content watched throughout last year's esports events. 800,000 players competed across 169 countries, which equalled to 1.7 million matches taking place.

Already 42,000 teams have applied for a spot in PUBG Mobile esports competitions in 2020, with Yang noting that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the numbers somewhat. Tencent's PUBG Global Series 2020 and Global Championship 2020 will both offer an increased prize pool of $5,000,000.

Diversity differences

Diversity was the focal point of the talk with now 21 languages accessible in PUBG Mobile and more planned for the future.

Speaking about regions, Yang compared the differences between players that prefer PC or mobile. The majority of South American users play on mobile for instance, while in Europe and the US, players opt for the PC experience.

Tencent recently pledged to invest ¥500 billion ($70 billion) into various technology infrastructures over the next five years.

PG Connects Digital #2 is the best of our Pocket Gamer Connects conference in an online form, with an entire week of talks, meetings, and pitch events taking place from June 8th to the 12th. You can read up on all the tracks taking place through the week here.

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