It is undeniable that PUBG Mobile might be one of the fastest growing mobile esports games. In terms of esports, this game even managed to attract some big names in the industry, such as T1, Alliance, Fnatic, and FaZe Clan. In terms of the game itself, PUBG Mobile even managed to register 600 million downloads on December 4, 2019 yesterday.
Now, this game made by Tencent Games is again carving a mesmerizing record from the business side. Quoting from Sensor Tower, it is said that PUBG Mobile has received total revenues in excess of 3 billion US dollars since its release in March 2018. This entry also includes the Chinese version of the game’s revenue, which changed its name to Game for Peace in May 2019.
Further explained, that throughout 2020, PUBG Mobile has collected revenues of 1.3 billion US dollars. Even the biggest revenue in one month from PUBG Mobile was recorded in March 2020, which amounted to 270 million US dollars. Sensor Tower itself does not say that the amount of income is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but considering that March is the time when the COVID-19 pandemic is at its peak, the relationship between the two events is a temporary conclusion of this phenomenon.
However, there was no significant increase in the number of downloads, both PUBG Mobile or Game for Peace. Noted that PUBG Mobile has been downloaded 734 million to date. India is the country with the most PUBG Mobile downloaders with 175 million total downloads. The second rank is China, then the United States ranked third.
Seeing how big PUBG Mobile is, it looks like sustainability in games and esports, can still be guaranteed for the next few years. In terms of esports, Tencent itself shows its commitment to keep running the PUBG Mobile World League, even in the current pandemic. The result of this is PMWL Season Zero, which has changed in the form of an online match format, which will be held from July 10 to August 8.