ESL and PUBG MOBILE in new partnership agreement
- MTG’s esports portfolio company ESL partners with PUBG MOBILE to establish upcoming open competition for title PUBG MOBILE from publisher Tencent Games and PUBG Corp.
- Combined prize pool of USD 1 million in the new esports program
- ESL becomes the commercial partner for PUBG MOBILE Program 2020 as part of the agreement
STOCKHOLM – March 26th, 2020 03.40pm CET — Modern Times Group MTG AB’s (MTG) portfolio company ESL today announces a new partnership on an Esports Program with PUBG MOBILE – the most popular title from publishers PUBG Corp. and Tencent Games.
ESL and PUBG MOBILE will be hosting numerous competitions leading up to the World Championships final held by the end of 2020, where the best of the best will compete for a total prize pool of USD 1 million prize pool.
”This is a strategically important cooperation for ESL with one of the strongest publishers in gaming and esports worldwide, and shows our business continuity despite the current challenging times for society as a whole and esports as part of it,” says Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, President and CEO of MTG.
As part of the agreement ESL becomes a commercial partner for the PUBG MOBILE Esports Program in 2020. ESL will, together with PUBG MOBILE, enhance media rights as well as solidifying brand partnerships to set the foundation for a long and successful competition system for teams and partners.
For more information about the Partnership between ESL and Tencent, please visit: https://about.eslgaming.com/press-media/
For more information:
Lars Torstensson, MTG EVP Communications & Investor Relations
Direct: +46 (0) 70-273 48 79, lars.torstensson (at) mtg.com
Oliver Carrà, MTG – Director of Public Relations
Direct: +46 (0) 70-464 44 44, oliver.carra (at) mtg.com
About MTG AB
MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.)) (www.mtg.com) is a strategic and operational investment holding company in esports and gaming entertainment. Born in Sweden, the shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’).
ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size tournaments, to more clearly define the path from zero to hero. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports innovation on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group. about.eslgaming.com
About PUBG MOBILE
PUBG MOBILE is based on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, the phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their weapons, vehicles, and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.