PUBG Mobile and OPPO partner for 2021 MEA esports season
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PUBG Mobile and OPPO partner for 2021 MEA esports season

PUBG Mobile and OPPO partner for 2021 MEA esports season

Local players can progress from regional tournament to the PUBG Mobile Global Championship

OPPO is the official smartphone partner of PUBG Mobile Esports in the Middle East and Africa regions. Additionally, PUBG Mobile publisher Tencent Games has named the Reno5 series as the official designated smartphone of PUBG Mobile Esports MEA 2021.

The partnership will also see PUBG Mobile and OPPO tie-up on a range of in-game and real-life collaborations throughout 2021.

“The Middle East and North Africa Esports landscape is taking-off rapidly, and PUBG Mobile is thrilled to be partnering with OPPO for the MEA 2021 season of official PUBG Mobile Esports events,” said John Lacey, head of Tencent Games MENA Office. “We are looking forward to working together with OPPO to bring the excitement of Esports to fans and players of all levels in the region.”

PUBG Mobile MENA Esports will hold a series of competitions in 2021 targeting both amateur-and professional pro-leagues.

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Esports players stand a chance to progress from the regional PUBG Mobile National Championship (PMNC) to the pro-league PUBG Mobile Cup Open (PMCO) and finally on to the global PUBG Mobile Global Championship.

“In 2019, PUBG Mobile Esports and OPPO partnered for the PUBG Mobile MENA Challenger Cup with the brand-new Reno series smartphone, and we are very happy to be joining hands again to showcase the latest developments in Esports and the Reno line-up,” said Ethan Xue, president of OPPO MEA.

The global gaming industry is forecast to reach $200bn by 2023, with the number of gamers topping a staggering three billion by that time, according to market researcher Newzoo. The GCC gaming market is also expected to reach $821m in 2021, according to a study by Strategy&. The region’s biggest gaming market Saudi Arabia was placed in the 19th position globally for gaming revenues in 2019 at an estimated $837m, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan.

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