Pubg Mobile Club Open 2019, we talked about the tournament and the India region semi final lineup and the upcoming finals that would be held at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi on the 14th and 15th of June. Leading Smartphone brand, Vivo is the official title sponsor of the PMCO 2019. The PMCO 2019 is divided into Spring Split and Fall Split, each with separate prize pool totalling $2.5 million USD. The Spring Split Global Finals will take place in Berlin this July which will feature teams from India based on the Regional Finals in Delhi. To add extra charm and glamour to the competion, PUBG MOBILE has put together a star cast of presenters this time around both for the English and the vernacular stream. Returning to the centerstage, Abish Mathew will once again be entrusted with duties of the ringmaster. English Commentators:
- To begin with, we have esports legend Jason Kaplan. Known for his YouTube web shows “Ult in Ten” and “Rift Myths”, Jason began his casting career back in the day, casting for Counter Strike: Source. Starting of by playing League of Legends and he eventually moved to a career of casting League of Legends tournaments in January of 2012. Later on, he was offered a position by ESL to become a main caster for them.
- Adding some local flavour, Sudhen “Bleh” Wahengbam, a well-known Counter-Strike: Global Offensive commentator and analyst, will also be part of this epic ensemble. Known best for his post game analysis, this e-sports pundit is a household name in the online gaming space in India. He’s one of the few important figures who have been vocal about working towards the development of the esports ecosystem in India.
- All the way from North London and the youngest of the lot, Alex “Snodz” Byfield is all set to join the panel. Former TeamEndpoint, Alex made his name as an AWPer on many occaisions playing for the clan, most notable being their ESEA Season 24: Premier. In the past he has commented for and has worked with ESL, Gfinity and PGLesports.
- Last but not least, Overwatch UK broadcast stalwart John Allen completes the panel. John started off in the UK University scene in 2014 casting for King of the North and the National University Esports League (NUEL), covering League of Legends and CS:GO. He has progressed since then to cover both National and International tournaments in multiple titles.
- Right off the bat, PUBG MOBILE brought on board Vageesh Bhan, who is a renowned Voice Talent and Content Creator. Starting off at Radio One, he used to host the weekend show while also producing the evening drive-time show. His most recent gig was as Lead Talent and Director of Video Production for ESL India/Nodwin Gaming. Fun fact, he has appeared in the popular music video called “Oopar Oopar Renn De” and a commercial for Ponds Men India.
- Ketan K18 is an upcoming gamer/streamer. Based in Delhi, Ketan Patel is most notable for his PUBG MOBILE streams. He is part of the new wave of PUBG MOBILE-fueled streamers who have taken India’s streaming game to another level. In the past he has been part of various PUBG MOBILE teams, notably his former team is also playing in the regional finals.
- 23-year-old Mannu Karki, is a household name in the esports ecosystem in India, having been part off and/or commented for top CS: GO and DOTA 2 tournaments in the country. Krat is part of the Nodwin line up, primarily associated with ESL India Premiership.
- Dharam Kundra, popularly known by his gaming moniker ‘King Charlie’, made his mark as a caster for the Rage Quit Cup. Starting in 2014, his deep knowledge of DOTA made his want to try his hand at becoming a caster. Over the years, he’s been part of several MMORPG tournaments, such as – Join DOTA League Season 1, 2 and 3(casted the semis and finals as well for s2 and 3), Starladder s4 and 5, Amateur DOTA League Season, Cevo Season Cup etc.