From 29th November to 2nd December, scores of fans tuned in to watch the grand finals of one of the biggest mobile games to date - and the final figures have been confirmed.
The official livestream of the PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 Fall Split Global Finals garnered a whopping total of 532 million total views, with 57 million total watch hours - excluding China platforms, which are massive in their own right. This is more than 11 times and nearly 15 times of the 2018 totals respectively, which further cements the massive - and still growing - popularity of mobile games today.
These record-breaking number were accompanied by yet another milestone - PUBG Mobile broke 600 million downloads worldwide, excluding China. It also earned Google Play's 'Users Choice' and 'Best Competitive' awards, as well as the AppStore's 'Top Games of 2019' recognition, marking its second consecutive year winning the best game award.
"PUBG MOBILE is more than just a game, it’s a platform where players have fun, challenge themselves, keep in touch with friends and family, and meet new people."
Vincent Wang, general manager of Tencent Games' global publishing division, thanked the PUBG Mobile community for their support, before teasing several upcoming developments for the game, including a new colourblind feature, the upcoming RageGear mode, as well as a new anti-cheat initiative - Project: Ban Pan.
2019 was certainly a great year for PUBG Mobile - let's see if 2020 sees it further skyrocket in popularity, or start to plateau as future competitors inevitably join the mobile gaming fray. #PUBGM #mobilegaming