November 29, 2022

After internet hosting the League of Legends Global Championship, Shanghai welcomed some other large-scale esports are living tournament closing weekend, the Peacekeeper Elite Championship (PEC) on the Shanghai Oriental Sports activities Heart. Peacekeeper Elite is the Chinese language model of PUBG MOBILE, and PEC is the highest tier pageant between Chinese language groups and global groups within the Peacekeeper Elite ecosystem. Ultimately, Chinese language esports group NV-XQF took house a 5 million yuan ($760 thousand) prize, the lion’s percentage of a 12 million yuan ($1.82 million) general prize pool, thus successful the PEC championship for 2 consecutive years.

All over the contest, Leo Liao, advertising director of Tencent Interactive Leisure Workforce and president of the Peace Elite League Union (PEL), unveiled that Tencent will make investments 200 million yuan ($30.4 million) to spice up the esports ecosystem of Peacekeeper Elite in 2021, which doubling down on its dedication from 2020.

In August, Liao stated on the Tencent World Esports Summit that the corporate would make investments 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) on this yr’s Peacekeeper Elite ecosystem. He additionally discussed that Tencent will host the sport’s annual international championship pageant known as “G-League” in 2021, that includes a $2 million prize pool.

China’s best Peacekeeper Elite pageant, the Peace Elite League (PEL) partnered with U.S.-based blended martial arts league Final Preventing Championship (UFC) in July, and added 21 million yuan ($3 million) for the 3rd season.

The $3 million prize pool manner PEL Season 3 now has the absolute best prize of any seasonal league in Chinese language esports historical past. The sport is among the maximum winning cellular video games on the earth, along Honor of Kings, which used to be additionally evolved by means of Tencent. In keeping with Sensor Tower, Peacekeeper Elite and PUBG MOBILE generated $208 million international income for Tencent in July.

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With hindsight, it used to be predictable that Tencent would center of attention on growing the home Peacekeeper Elite marketplace. At the one hand, China seems to have effectively controlled the COVID-19 pandemic, making it an appropriate position to host esports occasions with are living audiences. However, Tencent remains to be affected by its PUBG MOBILE debacle in India, the place the sport used to be banned in the beginning of September with Indian government mentioning knowledge safety and privateness violation considerations. 

PUBG Corp, the unique developer of PUBG introduced closing week that the corporate is making ready to release a unique model of PUBG MOBILE, solely for the Indian marketplace. PUBG Corp has additionally introduced a partnership with Microsoft to make use of its server-hosting provider.