Tencent revealed the PUBG Mobile India Series (PMIS) 2020 on the 25th of April, 2020. According to AFK gaming, the total prize pool for the tournament is about $65,000 (50 Lakh or 5,000,000 Indian Rupee). The announcement of the PMIS 2020 came with a short video on the official PUBG Mobile India YouTube channel.
The video teaser was released to show some of the highlights from the inaugural event back in 2019 without revealing any extra information about the tournament. This year would be the second time PMIS is being held. Last year, the PMIS 2019 was held, and it had a dedicated prize pool of about $131,000, and an open qualifier was held to choose the players to compete from those that registered.
In 2019, the event was comprised of 20 teams that were selected out of the over 575,000 registrations. However, it is still unknown the number of teams that will participate in the PMIS 2020, but it is sure to see more registration than that of last year. In the PMIS 2019, the open in-game qualifiers led up to the playoff, then the players that qualified from the playoffs went ahead to compete in the semifinals. Finally, the grand final was played in Hyderabad, India.
1. PMIS 2019
The PMIS 2019 laid the foundation for the game’s esports in India as it was just the second official LAN event in the country. The tournament ran for almost four months; it was arguably the biggest PUBG Mobile tournament to ever be held in India.
At the end of the tournament, the fans’ favorite Team SouL won the trophy. Team SouL defied the odds to claim the title with a total of 2520 points and 46 kills. There are a lot of players from that area that are well-known members of the PUBG esports community.
However, several things have changed in the PUBG Mobile scene after PMIS 2019. Basically, there have been formations of many rosters; some of the players have also gone ahead to establish themselves in the top teams in the world.
For instance, big organizations like Fnatic and TSM have acquired teams, and there has been a massive increase in the skill base of all the teams. Fnatic picked up Harpreet Singh “RonaK” Janjuha and Mohammed “Owais” Lakhani, who left Team Xspark. Also, Kanishk “Slayer” Shah left Team SouL to join TeamIND.