The PUBG Mobile Star Challenge 2018 wrapped up in Dubai this week, and RRQ Athena took the championship in the Global Finals. The event drew 60 million views online to a packed house of nearly 5,000 in the crowd to watch the Thailand-based team take top honors, beating out two Chinese teams in CPT and LH. Douyu who took send and third, respectively. Here’s a quick quote on the event from the company’s press release today.
“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.”
The company also teased their upcoming partnership with Capcom for Resident Evil 2 content but failed to expand on what that would be. We’re guessing we won’t see anything until January at this rate. Here’s a few quotes on that from their press release today.
“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.
Brendan Greene, Creative Director, PUBG Corporation was also in attendance on the final day of the 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 Greene. “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 game. And big thanks to the Tencent team for helping make this a reality.”