PUBG Mobile Announces an Awards Ceremony Where Fans Will Have the Last Say

Sorry, but you can't vote for yourself.

As video games go, it’s been a success of epic proportions—the crowning achievement being that PUBG has been banned in some countries for being too addictive, especially to kids.

Since its official release in December 2017, the battle royale-themed shooter has moved 70 million physical copies and racked up another 600 million downloads.

Now PUBG Mobile is getting an awards ceremony.

In a Twitter post, Tencent and PUBG Mobile announced an initiative that will allow fans to show their support for their favourite professional player. The key word there is professional, meaning the likes of RRQ D2E, BiuBiu, and BTR Zuxxy.

Sorry—unless you’re pulling down something resembling a decent paycheque for not getting destroyed two seconds after hitting the ground and detaching your parachute, you can’t vote for yourself, even if you’ve been last man standing in every game played since March.

The words launching soon are also important: there’s been no actual date set for the PUBG Mobile Esports Awards 2020 ceremony. Also to be revealed at some point in the future is the voting process, including which categories are on the ballot.

PUBG Mobile has maintained its status as one of the most popular games in the world this year, offering up a prize pool of over US$5 million.

Season Zero for the PUBG Mobile World League has seen 40 teams from around the world divided into eastern and western regions. A world championship will be held later this year.

Mike Usinger once took the better part of two years to finish Grand Theft Auto. Over the course of his career he has written about everything from eSports to music to movies to travel.

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