Jamie | 5. January 2021

PUBG Mobile Adds UK as New Region for Club Open 2021

The growth of PUBG Mobile means that it should perhaps come as no surprise that the UK has recently been added to the Club Open. The PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) now features a host of new regions for 2021, including France, UAE, Africa, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mexico, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, with the UK now having its own semi professional competition.

What the Changes Mean for PUBG Mobile Players

Mobile Esports players looking to compete in the 2021 PUBG Mobile Club Open can sign up from January 1, with the event set to be the largest PUBG Mobile semi-pro event in history. The PUBG Mobile Club Open 2021 will be accessible in some 27 different regions as a result of recent additions, with the registration process being open until January 24.

2020 was undoubtedly a major year for PUBG Mobile, with over 120,000 teams having put their name in the hat to compete for their chance to progress to the next level of the scene. A recent press release from the PUBG Corporation shed more light on the recent changes, stating that: “The PMCO’s expansion means more players will be enabled to continue improving their skills, get a feel of competitive play, and pave their path to the highest levels of mobile esports competition, in the year when PUBG Mobile esports announced $14m in prize money.”

Why the PUBG Mobile Club Open is So Important

Southeast Asian regions, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, will be included in the PMCO Split for the first time. Here, teams were previously registered by featuring in their respective national championships. PMCO events represent the opportunity for teams to qualify for the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC), the standout tournament for this mobile Esports title.

The prize pool for the PMGC in 2021 will feature a prize pool some three times larger than last year, having risen from $5 million to $14 million. This follows record-breaking viewing figures in 2020. The PUBG Mobile scene kicked off in 2018, with regional events taking place across the globe. Fast forward to 2020 and the game exploded, with the PUBG Mobile Global Championship and PUBG Mobile Pro League having been established, while the Club Open was expanded significantly.