University and college students all over India are about to get busy with PUBG Mobile practice, as the chicken dinner will soon come with a hefty prize pool attached.

Tencent Games will partner up with a Chinese mobile communication and smartphone company OPPO to bring the largest PUBG Mobile collegiate tournament to Indian campuses. The PUBG Mobile Campus Championship 2018 qualifier rounds will continue over October. The event will conclude on October 20th and 21st, where 20 of the best Indian college teams will gather in Bangalore.

With $70,000 in cash prizes on the line, no teams are messing around. The event will feature more than 1000 Indian colleges and universities from more than 30 cities.

The event hopes to bring more attention to Indian esports. The PUBG Mobile Campus Championship 2018 finals will be streamed live on PUBG Mobile official YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch pages, with a collective reach of more than 3 million followers.

Squads of four from any campus in India will be participating in PUBG’s first mobile event in the country. Four knockout rounds including the semi-finals will shortlist the final 20 teams to compete for the ultimate trophy at the grand finals.

“The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship 2018 reflects Tencent’s and PUBG Corp’s big step towards developing a robust esports ecosystem in India,” said Aneesh Aravind, general manager at Tencent Games India. “We are glad that PUBG MOBILE has received an overwhelming response in India and we look forward to working with our fans and partners to make this a grand spectacle.”

PUBG Mobile has quickly become one of the most popular games in India. The mobile iteration of a popular PC game has already crossed 100 million downloads globally and sees more than 20 million people play the game every day. And the next step for Tencent is to introduce their game as a viable esport to their vast audiences.

“This championship marks the beginning of many steps we will engage in making PUBG MOBILE the game of choice in India,” Aneesh Aravind added in a statement.

The first qualifier round for PUBG Mobile Indian Campus Championship started this week and the winner will be decided on October 21st, in the grand finals to be held in Bangalore.

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