Krafton has recently announced, in partnership with Tencent, that a new version of PUBG Mobile will be developed and released soon, particularly for the upcoming 19th Asian Games, to be held in Hangzhou China, 2022.
PUBG MOBILE is the only title that has been selected for the battle royale category. 🎉
It is truly an honor, none of this could happen without the ongoing support of our fans and the acknowledgment from the Asian Games community! ❤️
— PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) November 5, 2021
This version of PUBG Mobile, which shall be termed as the PUBG Mobile Asian Games, has been selected as an Esports medal event for the 19th Asian Games. The details of this particular rebranding of the game, in order to make it compatible for the upcoming Asian Games have not been released yet, and are soon to follow.
👏PUBG MOBILE Asian Games Version has been selected as Esports Medal Event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games.
— PUBG MOBILE Esports (@EsportsPUBGM) November 5, 2021
PUBG Mobile selection as a medal event in 19th Asian Games – all that you need to know
For a long time, there has been some confusion about which version of PUBG Mobile shall be selected for players to compete, in the Asian Games. The misunderstanding originates from the fact that PUBG Mobile isn’t available in all of the participating nations.
Countries such as Japan, India, China, Bangladesh and Pakistan, among others, boasts of very talented & exceptionally skilled, successful professional PUBG Mobile competitive squads, and it will be a gameplay matchmaking mania for fans of the battle royale game, when the best professional players from these countries shall go up against each other to earn a medal for their squad in the 19th Asian Games 2022. The stakes are higher this time, and so shall the competition.
For the host country of China, a modified version dubbed the Game for Peace has been the counterpart for PUBG Mobile. Quite similarly, Taiwan, Korea/Japan, and Vietnam also have special variants made available to the players, as PUBG Mobile is unavailable in these countries too.
The same situation repeated itself very recently in the case of India, another country which boasted of a massive player base for the game of PUBG Mobile. The battle-royale game got banned in the country over security reasons, and in it’s place Krafton released the recently developed game – Battlegrounds Mobile India, a.k.a. BGMI.
In order to do away with the confusion, both Krafton & Tencent (the developers of PUBG Mobile) have come to an agreement to develop a new game – the Asian version of PUBG Mobile, for competitive purposes, in which all of the players from the participating nations can take part in order to vie for a medal in the 19th Asian Games.