The PUBG Mobile World League (PMWL) has welcomed wireless company Qualcomm Technologies as its new presenting sponsor.
This partnership will first be on display with the PMWL Season Zero, a creation borne out of necessity due to the coronavirus.
James Yang, Director of PUBG MOBILE Global Esports, said in the release: “Qualcomm Technologies is a world leading technology innovator, especially with regards to what they’ve achieved in their extensive, first-to-mobile feature set in Snapdragon Elite Gaming, and we’re proud they’ve chosen to be the title sponsor of PUBG MOBILE World League. Season Zero is hugely ambitious. Connectivity is key for mobile gaming and having Qualcomm Technologies, a driving force behind the launch of 5G, is essential for us, especially with regards to Season Zero, which is operating on a truly global scale.”
Season Zero is currently ongoing; beginning on July 11th and continuing until August 9th. Despite the short nature of the online-only season, Season Zero has a fairly lofty prize pool of $850,000 (£657,650) attached. The season sees all 40 teams in the PMWL use the Qualcomm SnapDragon Mobile Platform to compete.
Dave Durnil, Senior Director, Engineering, and Head of Gaming Software & of Elite Gaming, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc, added: “We are excited to be part of PUBG MOBILE World League which demonstrates what can be achieved in mobile esports, on a truly global, diversified, highly competitive digital scale. Snapdragon Elite Gaming was built by gamers and for gamers.
“PUBG MOBILE World League attracts a passionate, core gaming audience who expect console level quality from their mobile devices and this is exactly what they get with Snapdragon Elite Gaming to experience next-level gaming with smooth interactions, superior performance, blazing-fast response and ultra-realistic graphics with cinematic detail. We look forward to watching the different teams compete and watching Season Zero unfold!”
Esports Insider says: As mobile esports grow, many companies are vying to offer the best full suite for mobile gaming. The best way to showcase those products is via mobile esports events. With PUBG Mobile poised to be one of the dominant mobile esports leagues – likely outpacing the PC PUBG esports scene – Qualcomm has a great platform to show off its latest 5G products.