PUBG (better known as PlayerUnknown’s Battle Grounds) has won the Google Play’s “Best Game of 2018” award in the category that included names like “Realm War: Warhammer Age of Sigmar”, “Dragon Ball Legends”, “Badland Brawl” & “Asphalt 9”. Apart from that, PUBG also ruled in the ‘Most Competitive Title’ and ‘Fan Favourite’ award categories.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is a battle royale game which was first available on PC and Xbox only. Tencent Games launched the mobile version of PUBG earlier this year in March for iOS and Android. PUBG Mobile has so far garnered over 100 million downloads on Google Play. PUBG Mobile’s rival Fortnite is also available for Android but not through Google Play. The game can be downloaded through Fortnite’s official website.
On iOS platform, PUBG Mobile battles it out with Fortnite which has been leading the scoreboard. However, last week during the Black Friday weekend, PUBG Mobile’s revenue increased 43% more than Fortnite for the first time. PUBG Mobile even earned more than Fortnite on two consecutive days of November 21 and November 22.
PUBG Mobile made around $1.7 million per day while Fortnite’s daily earnings were around $1.2 million.
The multiplayer game has also received immense fan following in India itself. Tencent Games in partnership with Oppo held the biggest eSports championship for PUBG Mobile back in October. PUBG Mobile Campus Championship received over 250,000 registrations from across the country.