Chow Tuck Mun (fourth from right), Gaga Li (third from right) and PMCC 2019 partners at the launching ceremony recently. NSTP/ROHANIS SHUKRI

UNIVERSITY and college students can now participate in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile Campus Championship (PMCC) 2019.

Hosted by Yoodo digital telco, with edotco telecommunications service provider as its financial partner, the championship kicked off last month with seven regional qualifiers and finals.

Yoodo chief Chow Tuck Mun said PMCC 2019 aimed to provide a platform for students to represent their university or college, and showcase their skills in mobile gaming.

“Our goal, when we ventured into esports, was to cultivate and highlight local gaming talents. PMCC 2019 is the evolution of these efforts, taking agrassroots approach to reachgamer communities.

“We know there are many talented gamers waiting to be discovered and we look forward to shining a spotlight on them through PMCC 2019. Yoodo is committed to making PMCC 2019 the most engaging and action-packed campus-based esports tournament.

“We are also collaborating with the universities and their students to organise roadshows all over the country,” said Chow.

He added that PMCC 2019 was expected to attract 6,000 students to battle out in PUBG, with a RM60,000 prize pool to be won.

The PMCC 2019 roadshow series will span 28 days across 14 universities between Sept 23 and Oct 25. Students can look forward to tournament promos, exclusive merchandise and PUBG Mobile fun matches.

PUBG Mobile Southeast Asia Esports head Gaga Li said the championship was in recognition of the immense support received fromMalaysian students.

“We are proud to be contributing to the development of esports among Malaysian youths. We are confident that PMCC will be an incredible experience for all and an excellent platform to promote sportsmanship. I am sure we will be surprised by the esports talents found throughout this tournament,” she said.

edotco group chief regional officer Wan Zainal Adileen said: “The gaming ecosystem has evolved to be an industry on its own. Esports depends on connectivity, bandwidth and capacity for optimal performance and a truly immersive experience.

“As an integrated telecommunications infrastructure provider, edotco is proud to power up the tournament and contribute towards the growth of the gaming industry and the overall digital economy.”

The closing date for PMCC registration in the northern region was on Oct 7, while for Sabah and Sarawak, it is on Oct 14. Students in the western region can register by Oct 28 and for central region, it is up to Nov 4.

Students can register in a team of five by presenting their student card. The grand finals next month will feature the top 16 teams. By Murniati Abu Karim

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