E-sports: Record 256 teams set for Singtel's PVP Esports Regional Championships

SINGAPORE – Registration has opened for season three of Singtel’s PVP Esports Regional Championships, which will feature two games, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile.

Both titles will have an open and a campus category (held internally within local universities and Institute of Technical Education, with oversight provided by PVP Esports) with the winners earning up to $6,300.

There will be 256 teams in the open category for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang with the top two qualifying for season two of MPL Singapore. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile will have 32 teams.

Cindy Tan, Singtel’s head of consumer group marketing, said: “We are excited to up the ante by growing the size of the tournament to include the most number of competing teams ever.”

While his team did not reach the finals previously, Ryan “Mirxcle” Lim, 19, believes they are better equipped this time. He said: “My team and I are here not only to win games, but learn and adapt to different gameplays and improve ourselves.”

Lee “Jslove” Jiunn Sheng will make his competition debut but is confident of his chances. He said: “It will be tough for us to actually get a top two but nevertheless, me and my team will put our 101 per cent into getting to the final.”

While Lim “Lun” Sheng Lun is unavailable to help his team defend their title, he had advice for this year’s competitors.

He said: “Don’t play a competition without getting used to your teammates’ playing style and stuff, at least know what your teammate wants and how is their style of communicating so you all can work better in the tournament.”

The qualifying rounds take place from July 3 to Aug 28 with the Singapore Finals scheduled for Sept 3-26.

Registration ends on June 30.

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