Tencent has pulled back the curtains on PUBG Cellular esports’ roadmap for 2022 and discovered a large amount of adjustments to the all round ecosystem. One of these is the franchise design for Southeast Asia.
James Yang, the director of PUBG Mobile international esports, mentioned now that a franchised design will be carried out in SEA in the next 50 % of the yr. Yang reported this will be unique from existing types and will be “lighter and more open.”
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When Tencent hasn’t declared the total specifics still, it appears that the franchised league will not be absolutely shut and reserved for some esports organizations. If it’s “open,” teams could be ready to make it into the franchised league by way of reduced-level tournaments. It’s unclear how Tencent will execute this but Yang has explained that more facts will be unveiled before long.
In a push conference yesterday, Yang elaborated on what the team’s extended-expression objectives are in regard to franchising and how it rewards organizations in PUBG Mobile esports.
“Pro teams can [now] be concerned in the company,” Yang claimed. “They [will] also make investments and help [the game] extremely strongly and also get a share of what we are creating. So, they really don’t develop into a [competitor] but also are a stakeholder.”
Suitable now, the only benefit teams get instantly from PUBG Cell esports is a share of the prize pool. In a franchised model, they’ll acquire a share of the income.
Yang also expressed fascination in increasing franchising to other locations in the upcoming. He explained that the team is “trying” it out in SEA later on this 12 months and could make some modifications.
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