Vampire Esports crowned champions of PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022

The biggest PUBG Mobile tournament of the year has ended with a win for the Thai team Vampire Esports!... Daria Belous | 16. August 2022

The biggest PUBG Mobile tournament of the year has ended with a win for the Thai team Vampire Esports! The massive event with a $2 million prize pool took place last weekend and united the world’s top 18 PUBG Mobile teams.

The competition was a part of the Gamers8 series with a total prize pool of $15 million distributed throughout tournaments in Fortnite, Rainbow Six, Dota 2, Rocket League and PUBG Mobile. All Gamers8 events were held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022 was held in collaboration with the developers of the game Tencent Games and KRAFTON, as well as ESL — the major esports tournament organizer that was acquired by Saudi-backed Savvy Gaming Group back in January. 

Mobile World Invitational 2022 results

Vampire Esports, who took the championship title, is relatively new on the scene, with this marking their first victory at an S-Tier event according to Liquipedia. The team scored 220 points and overtaken the runner-up Team Falcons by 23 points. The third place was secured by Stalwart Esports with a score of 180. 

Apart from the main standings, PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022 rewarded multiple players on an individual basis. For example, Suhbat “Action” Galtsalam from Stalwart Esports (top-3 at PMWI) received the title of event’s MVP. Meanwhile, Purin “Stoned” Rongkhankaew from Vampire Esports was crowned the Gunslinger, and his teammate Supachai “SchwepXz” Singkaew was a Grenade Master.  

Furthermore, Sohail “Hector” Shaikh from Team SouL got an Eagle Eye award for the player with longest distance finish, and Zhang “格子” Jianhui from Regans Gaming was awarded as Medic of the competition. 

Five squads from the top of the leaderboard will automatically participate in the following event called Afterparty Showdown. It will be a show match competition with 12 teams from around the world which will compete for $1 million in prize money.

Total list of PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022: Afterparty Showdown participants:

  • Vampire Esports
  • Team Falcons
  • Stalwart Esports
  • Nigma Galaxy
  • DAMWON Gaming 
  • R8 Esports
  • S2G Esports
  • Alpha7 Esports
  • Bigetron RA
  • Deadeyes Guys
  • Team RA’AD
  • 7Sea Esports

Apart from the squads that qualified through the main event, the organizers also invited teams from Tukey, Brazil, Indonesia, Nepal, Egypt, India and Saudi Arabia. The Afterparty Showdown is set to take place from August 18 to 20 at the same venue — Riyadh Boulevard in Saudi Arabia. 

We can assume that this is the last big event for the discipline before PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022, which will be the grand finale of this competitive season. PMGC 2022 is scheduled for November 2022 – January 2023, with 48 teams on board and a $4 million prize pool. More details are yet to be revealed. 

Header credit: PUBG Mobile Esports, KRAFTON