PMPL 2020 Season 2 announces changes

PUBG Mobile has officially announced Season 2 for of the PUBG Mobile Pro League for Malaysia and Singapore! The tournament runs from 19th August to 27th September 2020 and offers a prize pool of US$150,000.

During the PMPL 2020 MY/SG Fall Season 2, 24 teams will compete in League Matches against other Teams from the Region. At League Matches, the teams will participate in games featuring 16 Teams per game. League Matches will generally be played from Tuesday to Sunday every week over 4 weeks (regular season).


Check out the teams participating:

The 24 teams will be assigned to 3 groups (Group A, B and C) drawn from 4 lottery pools during the draw ceremony. The first pool contains the top 3 teams of the PMPL MY/SG Season 1 Grand Finals. The second pool contains the 12 teams that qualified into PMPL MY/SG Season 1 Grand Finals placing 4th – 16th. The third pool contains 5 Malaysian teams that have qualified to PMPL MY/SG Season 2 through PUBG Mobile National Championship 2020 and also the top team of PMPL Season 2 Singapore Qualifier. The Fourth pool contains 3 Singaporean teams that won in the Open Qualifier of PMPL MY/SG Season 2, excluding the Top 1 team that is included in the third pool.

The first place team during the league will advance to the PMPL SEA Finals Season 2. Then, the grand finals will see the top 16 teams fight it out over 18 matches over 3 days to determine 2 more teams that will advance to PMPL SEA Finals Season 2. Furthermore, the top team from each country (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam) will directly get promoted to PUBG Mobile World League.

The PMPL MY/SG Season 2 Grand Final will run from Friday to Sunday. It features 1 round of TPP Scrim Match and 6 rounds of official Tournament Matches. The official Tournament Matches consist of 2 rounds of Erangel, 2 rounds of Miramar, 1 round of Vikendi and 1 round of Sanhok. The map order is switched around across the weekend.

The biggest change that the PMPL Season 2 brings is its new point system. Reducing its points won from a Chicken Dinner from 20 to 15 points and the scores for runner ups of the match have been reduced by two, as seen in the image above.

This change was done to put more emphasis on kills rather than placement to reduce the number of passive teams achieving better-than-average results due to their focus on placement. This will make the tournaments a lot more exciting to watch!

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