RRQ Athena Is the Champion of the PUBG Mobile Star Challenge 2018 Global Finals

by December 3, 2018 0 comments

The PUBG MOBILE STAR CHALLENGE 2018 Global Finals (PMSC 2018 Global Finals) tournaments hosted by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation (PUBG Corp.) ended on December 1st, with over 60 million online viewers and around 5000 attendees onsite. PMSC 2018 Global Finals also announced that the RRQ Athena team is the winner of the global event.

The winning team that battled their ways from Asia to the finals earned the top cash prize. CPT team from China came in second place and LH. Douyu, also came from China earned third place honours. The teams came from several regions, including Europe, Asia, North America, South America, Japan/Korea and China to compete for bragging rights and global exposure.

“After all of the anticipation and attention from everyone in the gaming world, we finally have a champion for the PMSC 2018 Global Finals,” said Vincent Wang, General Manager of Global Publishing Center, Tencent. “Congratulations goes out to RRQ Athena, who played some amazing matches over the three-day international tournament that showcased our game’s playability and action. This event caps an amazing year for PUBG MOBILE with industry award wins, cross promotions, and the PMSC 2018 Global Finals. Next year promises to build upon this success as our game continues to take over.”

Sponsored by Samsung Galaxy Note9, PMSC 2018 Global Finals ended the year strong with its intensive competition.  With powerful, all-day battery and 6.4 inches Super AMOLED Infinity Display, Note9 was the most ideal smartphone for PMSC. It also provided the best gaming experience with high performance with a terabyte of space with 512GB storage and water-carbon cooling system.

PUBG MOBILE also announced today a cross-branding cooperation with Capcom’s game Resident Evil 2. Rick Li, head of PUBG MOBILE developing team at Tencent Games Lightspeed Quantum Studio, teamed up with PUBG Corp. Mobile KR Publishing Director, Rafael Lim, and Capcom Resident Evil 2 ’s Producer Tsuyoshi Kanda to jointly announce the partnership between PUBG MOBILE and “Resident Evil 2” Launching in January 2019, “Resident Evil 2” will be available on multiple platforms, and is the latest work of “Resident Evil” Series.

The masterpiece of survival horror game which has gained support from the passionate fan base across the globe is now getting a rebirth as Resident Evil 2. From game system to the graphics and settings, all the parts have been polished and recrafted to perform as a contemporary 2019 game. The game welcomes newcomers of course, but more importantly, it is also waiting for those who are familiar with the original version to come back.

The world’s most popular mobile game is now teaming up with the Resident Evil 2. Let’s see what could we expect from the combination of these two super-IPs! Something is coming very soon and please look forward to it!

“We’re thrilled to enter this partnership with Capcom and their iconic Resident Evil game and look forward to an exciting collaboration that will delight fans of both franchises. It will present a combination of the world’s most popular mobile game and a video game masterpiece that will be well worth the wait.” continued Vincent Wang.

Also, Brendan Greene, Creative Director, PUBG Corporation also showed up in PMSC Global Finals. “PUBG MOBILE has come so far over the past year and the level of passion for the game on mobile has truly blown me away!” said Brendan, “as you just saw, there are even bigger things coming. I can’t wait to see the incredible Capcom and Resident Evil partnership come to fruition in the game. And big thanks to the Tencent team for helping make this a reality.”

PUBG MOBILE has enjoyed unprecedented success since its launch; It reached more than 100 million registered users in just four months, excluding China. In the spring of 2018, it reached the top of the gaming charts in 105 countries and regions within only a week. PUBG MOBILE has exceeded 30 million daily active users and 200 million downloads in 8 months. According to App Annie, PUBG MOBILE has the second highest monthly active user count among all mobile games in Q3 2018 (excluding China).

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