Samsung announces PUBG mobile challenge: $600,000 prize pool

$600,000 prize pool if you win the chicken dinners in Samsung and PUBG Corp's new PUBG Mobile Star Challenge (PMSC)

@anthony256
Published Wed, Sep 26 2018 10:38 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Samsung has announced it is sponsoring the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge (PMSC) which is a global PUBG tournament being hosted for popular streamers. There's a huge $600,000 prize pool and official streaming contracts behind it, so gamers will be wanting to be playing at their best in PUBG.

The $600,000 prize pool will include a $200,000 chunk going to the #1 winner, while the runner up enjoys a nice $100,000. Coming third won't be so bad, with $50,000 up for grabs while the fourth and fifth places will receive $20,000 and $10,000 respectively.

PMSC isn't open to the public but locked to players with over 1000 followers on streaming or social media, and will need to register in a 4-person squad. One player from the squad is the only one who needs to have 1000 followers/likes, with the newly-formed team needing to compete in 15 patches with the top 10 matches to be included in the final result. Once you've registered your 4-player squad, the 15 matches after you've registered will count towards the PMSC.

The preliminaries will be made up from the tournament committee picking the top 40 qualifiers in each region, but the top 60 in Asia. The official website notes: "If a team forfeits this opportunity, qualification will be extended to the next highest-ranking team. In the event of a tie, ranking will be decided in the order of wins, total kills, kills in the final match".

The post adds: "The tournament committee will publish the list of the top 40 team (top 60 for Asia) for all regions one week before the preliminaries. The committee will send the list to the leaders by e-mail for confirmation. Advancing teams are asked to keep an eye out for tournament notifications".

The qualifier score rules:

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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