A handful of teams will travel to Singapore and Dubai to compete in PMGC grand finals 2021

The event has a prize pool of more than $3 million.

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The PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2021 grand finals will happen from Jan. 21 to 23. Sixteen teams from around the world will compete for the title of world champions and a share of the prize pool exceeding $3 million.

In a press release today, Tencent revealed details about the venue and format for the biggest esports event in PUBG Mobile history. A total of 18 matches will be played across the three days to decide the winners.

The PMGC grand finals will be a semi-LAN affair, with some teams flying out to different locations to compete, while others will play remotely.

In an email to Dot Esports, a Tencent spokesperson revealed that five Western teams (all except Alpha7) will compete from Singapore with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board. Stalwart Esports, a team from Mongolia, is the sole Eastern team to have flown out to the country to compete in the event.

All of the other Eastern teams will compete remotely in the event. Brazil-based Alpha7 Esports and the winner of the ongoing Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) will travel to Dubai for the PMGC grand finals. There could be some changes to this, however.

The 16 teams in the PMGC grand finals are as follows:

PMGC League West

  • KAOS Next Rüya
  • Natus Vincere
  • Furious Gaming
  • Alpha 7 Esports
  • S2G Esports
  • 1907 Fenerbahçe Esports

PMGC League East

  • D’Xavier
  • Stalwart Esports
  • NV
  • Nigma Galaxy
  • The Infinity
  • Team Secret
  • 4Rivals Alliance

Invited team

  • Winner of the Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS)

The PMGC grand finals will be exclusively live-streamed on YouTube. It will begin at 5am CT on each day. OnePlus will be the smartphone partner for the event.

Update Jan. 15, 3am CT: We’ve updated the article with more information regarding the location of different teams.