The Esports Awards 2022 have named PUBG Mobile the “Esports Mobile Game of the Year” just days after it reached the $9 Billion USD milestone in lifetime revenue generation. In fact, since the category’s introduction in 2020, this is the first time a mobile battle royale has won. PUBG Mobile had to accept defeat to Free Fire twice, in 2020 and 2021, despite prior nominations in the category. This year, the publisher made a greater effort to improve the gameplay and substance, especially in terms of competition, which led to the game’s spectacular victory over a strong field of nominees.
The category “Esports Mobile Game of the Year” received nominations for a total of eight mobile game releases. PUBG Mobile was named the champion of this category, taking home the prize after going undefeated for the previous two years.
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Arena of Valor
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB)
Call of Duty: Mobile
Six of these eight games—Free Fire, PUBG Mobile, Arena of Valor, MLBB, Call of Duty Mobile, and Brawl Stars—have been included as nominees under this category since the category’s debut in 2020, although only two have been named the winners. While Pokemon Unite, a game that has captivated the Indian gaming community since BGMI (Battlegrounds Mobile India) was outlawed in the nation, made its debut this year, Wild Rift received this nomination for the second consecutive year.
PUBG Mobile has hosted a number of significant esports competitions, including the PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021 (PMGC), PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2023 (PMWI), PUBG Mobile Pro League 2022 (PMPL), PUBG Mobile Club Open 2022 (PMCO), and others. It will be intriguing to see which squad will be proclaimed as PMGC 2022’s champion as the year draws to a close. From January 6–8, 2023, the Jakarta International Expo in Jakarta, Indonesia will host the final 16 teams from around the world, all of whom are prepared to compete.