As three of the participants tested positive for COVID-19, PUBG Mobile Esports changed their plans to host the grand finals of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship at a dedicated venue in Dubai. The whole tournament will be held in an isolated way, away from the expected site, to ensure safety.
Due to the prevailing pandemic, the league stages of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship were held online and PUBG Mobile was finally ready to host its first LAN event in a long time after making great efforts to bring every qualifying team to a popular location, but sadly, the players would have to compete in a slightly different way than expected.
After hyping up the beginning of this tournament for a long time, PUBG Mobile Esports’ official Facebook handle made this surprising revelation. The PUBG Mobile Global Championship is the pinnacle of the PUBG Mobile competition, where top-teirs from all over the world assemble to compete for a pool of grand prizes. For PMGC 2020, a total prize pool of over $1M will be allocated.
The officials have not shown the characteristics of the players or teams to which they belong. The statement states, “Three players tested positive for COVID-19 following the COVID testing upon entry to the PMGC Finals.” They stay healthy and, for now, have shown no symptoms.
They, along with others who have been in close touch with them, are under self-quarantine and we undertake daily testing. Our team provides all the resources required, including medical assistance from health facilities, and we are committed to their complete recovery.
The team will follow a ‘contingency plan’ and begin the finale with players playing in isolation as scheduled on 21st January. It is hard to tell whether or not the tournament will be hosted for the remaining days at the venue.