Rise of Esports in Nepal through PUBG, from PMCO Spring Split to PUBG PRO LEAGUE South Asia 2020
"Top 6 teams (5 are from Nepal and 1 from Bangladesh), are invited to participate from this tournament for the next level of the competition, the Pro League of South Asia region."
Pubg mobile has taken the world by storm and Nepal is no exception. The main objective of the PUBG game is to survive through looting and killing other players in the virtual world. Everyone from teenagers to adults plays and enjoys this game. With its immense increase in popularity, PUBG gave rise to tournaments being organized with a high prize pool.
THE PUBG JOURNEY SO FAR for Nepal
On 23rd of February PMCO Spring Split 2020, South Asia, the massive PUBG Mobile tournament was completed were 16 teams from Nepal and Bangladesh were competing against each other (Though teams from Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Maldives were also part of this region they didn't make it to the finals). The teams were selected through in-game qualifiers and through various stages. The registration was open for all and free of cost. The tournament was won by Team Hype from Nepal which included Gurkhaayt, Prototype, SK49, V3nom, and Daleon.
THE PUBG JOURNEY AHEAD for Nepal
Top 6 teams (5 are from Nepal and 1 from Bangladesh), are invited to participate from this PUBG tournament for the next level of the competition, the Pro League of South Asia region where they will be accompanied by 9 teams from India and last year's top 5 teams from PMCO Fall Split to fight for the spot in the World League. This makes the total number of teams to 20 which will battle it out for the spot. The PUBG tournament will begin from 12th March and will go on for a month in New Delhi. The PUBG tournament will be LAN based.
TEAMS PARTICIPATING IN THE PUBG PRO LEAGUE South Asian Region:
- Team Hype
- Deadeyes Guy
- Team Xtreme
- Entity Gaming
- Brawlers (Team Brawlers has now got new sponsors and will now play under the name of PowerHouse.)
- Orange Rock
- Marcos Gaming
- Umumba Esports
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBG PLAYERS in Nepal
As Esports is growing in Nepal, this creates opportunities for the players and will also become a source of income for the players. As more and more talent is coming out from Nepal, many proper Esports organization will either emerge from Nepal or will come from outside Nepal to get the players and train them for the competition. Though it may take some time for everything to build up the future of Esports in Nepal looks bright.
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