The PUBG Mobile Club Open Fall Split 2019, organised by Tencent Games, hosted the South Asian finals on Sunday, where Entity Gaming took the top honours and SouL finished second. Both teams will now play the global finals where they will meet sides from all over the world. The finals will be held from November 29 to December 1 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Team Synerge, Team INS and Team IND will play the prelims and will have a chance to enter the finals if they emerge victorious. A prize pool of $2.5 million will be up for grabs in the edition.
The South Asian Finals, held at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi, saw a lot of top-tier teams from India go head-to-head in the competition with a prize pool of $175,000. The play-ins were held on November 6 and 7, with 24 teams being divided into three groups of eight teams. All teams played against each other with six games being held in a day, following which the top 16 teams were qualified to play in the Regional Finals at the Indoor Hall in Delhi.
Teams like Erangel, Sanhok, Miramar, and Vikendi featured in the tournament. Eventually, Entity Gaming emerged victorious with 220 points and SouL came second with 210 points.
After the tournament, Naman Mathur from SouL announced that his team would be donating the entire prize money to the Indian Army for their undying sacrifice to the nation. “We finished second and were a little short on the possibility of retaining the championship…but as I always say, we learn from our mistakes and try to improvise,” he wrote on Facebook. He further added that he will be donating the entire amount of his share from the PMCO Fall Split regional finals to the Indian Army.
Earlier this year, SouL had become the only Indian side to qualify for the finals of the spring leg of the PUBG Mobile Club Open. While the side did not fare as per expectations, Mathur had been awarded the Website Fan Favourite Player award. “It feels great! I was not aware of vote stuff, but later on the Tencent guys came to me and handed over the goodies saying that you have won the fan-favorite award on the website,” he had said in an interview.