Samsung and PUBG Mobile developers are partnering up for a global tournament. The PUBG Mobile Star Challenge gives players a chance to take home bumper cash prizes. Earlier Samsung collaborated with Epic Games at the time of launch of its Galaxy Note 9 to unveil the Fortnite for Android beta program. It was part of the marketing strategy to push mobile gamers towards the Note 9 by being the first Android device to offer Fortnite experience on mobile. The exclusive deal was rumored to be only for the Galaxy Note 9 for up to 120 days after which Fortnite became open to all compatible Android phones and tablets. This week Samsung spring up another surprise by announcing that the company is sponsoring PUBG Mobile Star Challenge.
Samsung Sponsored PUBG Mobile Global Tournament – Details About The Star Challenge
The company has announced that it will sponsor the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge (PMSC) – a global tournament for celebrity streamers. Players will be challenging each other to win $600,000 worth of prizes and official streaming contracts. Samsung will only be sponsoring the tournament. The electronic giant hasn’t committed to anything other than the share of rewards to be distrusted among the top performers. The PMSC event can also serve as an avenue to showcase the gaming power of the Galaxy Note 9.
However, unlike the Fortnite contest, PMSC has higher entry requirements. It is open only to players with more than a thousand followers on streaming services or social media platforms. Interested players can register as a squad of 4. Note that only one player from the squad is required to have 1,000 or more followers. The others will be screened based on their skills and popularity. The tournament is open to teams from North America, South America, China, Europe, Korea, Japan, and the rest of Asia.
Winners of the regional qualifiers will get a chance to battle it out in the main event. Regional champion will be rewarded with $20,000. Runner-up and third-place winner will get $15,000 and $10,000 respectively. The global final tournament sets the prize money of $200,000 for the champion, $100,000 for the runner-up, and $50,000 for the third-place winner.
These kind of tournaments could go a long way to usher in a new era for the mobile e-sports arena, which is very much in its initial stages. If you’re interested in this tournament and think you can make a solid mark to win some quick money, head over to this link to find out more.