Just after the end of PMWL 2020 – Season Zero, on August 10, 2020, PUBG Mobile Esports announced their new standards of points distribution in tournaments. And, this new PUBG Mobile points table is fully kill point based which will force teams to show aggression rather than survival.
Here is the points distribution rules:
|8 – 12||1 point|
|13 – 16||0 point|
According to the table, the team that secures the Chicken dinner will receive 15 points. Team finishing second and third will receive 12 and 10 points, respectively. Similarly, teams securing fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh positions will be rewarded 8, 6, and 4 points, respectively. In the same manner, teams securing positions 8 to 12 will receive 1 points each. However, teams who get eliminated at position 13, 14, 15 or 16 would receive 0 placement points.
The points rewarded for each kill has not changed and for every kill, a team will get 1 point.
During the beginning of PUBG Mobile Esports Journey, 20 teams played one competitive match, but as the days have progressed, only 16 teams compete in one single match in an official PUBG Mobile tournament.
Therefore, it had been really necessary to balance the points table to maintain fairness in the games.
As in the earlier days, teams that would lose three of their players in the early stages, got way too many points when the remaining player hid himself in a shack or bushes that don’t determine his skills. This didn’t make the team a healthy contender to be participating in the eSports scene rather it stole the opportunities from the worthy teams.
This new points table will ask the players to eliminate the whole squad at once because they would be getting zero points if their team got eliminated at position 13 or below.
PMCO Points System:
PUBG Mobile Clubs Open (PMCO) also uses the same points system during the group stages, semi-finals, and the finals. However, its points system varies a little in the online or in-game qualifiers.
You can check its online qualifier points system by visiting this post.
PMPL S2 Points System
PUBG Mobile Professional League 2020 Season Two used the above mentioned points distribution system in every matches. In fact, all upcoming PUBG Mobile Tournaments will use the same points distribution system.
Furthermore, this point system will be continued from PMPL season 2 onwards in every PUBG Mobile Tournaments.
PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) Points System
The PMWI 2021 East and West also adopted the above-mentioned points system. Valdus Esports was crowned as the East champion and Alpha7 Esports as the West champion.
PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) Season 1 Points System
Difference in points accumulated by 1st and 2nd teams
The difference between the 1st and 2nd place teams has also been reduced and has resulted in tougher competitions. Previously, teams would get 20 points on Chicken Dinner and 14 points on securing 2nd position in a match. At the present time, teams that finish on the #2 will receive 12 points and the team that wins the match will receive 15 points. The difference has been reduced by 3 points.
If any team got three chicken dinners consecutively, they would be getting 60 placement points and could maintain the lead easily even with a little effort in position points. However, with this points system, they would be getting just 45 points.
So, finishing off in the first or second positions won’t matter much if you aren’t able to score good amount of kills in the game.
This new points table will greatly impact every tournament positively. Hopefully, PUBG MOBILE guarantees such rules.
Points Table: Then Vs Now
There had been many instances in PUBG Mobile eSports where worthy teams, who were aggressive with their gameplay – got many kills – but unfortunately got killed at 5th or 6th position, would be easily defeated by other teams, who used to hide in shacks or bushes – play prone-in games all the time – and secure 2nd or 3rd position.
The points were heavily dependent upon survival points thus, decreasing the intensity of the matches. Many teams loved to hide from their enemies, avoid fights and overall ruin the spectators expectations.
The first position team would get 20 points then, the fall would be greater. Second positioned team would receive 15 points, third 12 and so on.
This uneven drop in points system made it almost impossible for teams to make a massive comeback in the tournament because the teams with greater points, would play safer matches, all the time.
However, with this change, the playing pattern has also drastically changed. Teams are focusing on kill points over survival points hence, those who can secure maximum kills have a great chance to make a tremendous comeback even during the last day of the tournament.
Advantages of New PUBG Mobile Points Table
As stated earlier, the new points system has brought many changes into the tactics adopted by the players. Following are the point-wise advantages of this newly adopted points system
- Even points distribution: The last position team gets 0 points so, if a team who secured chicken dinner in previous match gets eliminated first in the next match, it opens wide scope for other teams to climb up in the table.
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