PUBG esports seems to be in shambles with only the mobile version getting improvements. Meanwhile, Tempo Storm dropped their dominant PUBG squad while Jake Sin, the director of esports stepped away from the game entirely.
PUBG Corp seem to be focusing their esports efforts on mobile as their esports scene on other platforms is suffering some major losses. Jake "The Jaker" Sin is stepping away from PUBG. The former esports director posted his farewell tweet chain on 23 December 2019 as he noted that he wished some things were done better but was also proud of what his small team accomplished in just one year of existence.
Considering that time span is not exactly generous for a new game in the esports scene, some might already start popping the sarcastic "esports ready" jokes that PUBG is infamous for.
Sin, who is also one of the founding members of LCK, League of Legends' Korean league, brought up that the PUBG esports scene is also undergoing a restructuring which may or may not revitalise the game's esports scene.
One major change that needs to happen for it to get a new life is the way PUBG Corp are treating the participating organisations. The lack of support for pro teams from PUBG Corp's side is notorious by now which already caused some organisations to part ways with the game. Tempo Storm, the most dominant North American team in recent history, is the latest example.
This organisation dropped its PUBG squad after the official announcement on their website that praised the team's achievements and the self-made all-star team. Tempo Storm's CEO did not sugar coat the words and expressed his disappointment with PUBG Corp after having to release the single best line-up the team has seen.
As PUBG Corp's failure in mainstream platforms' esports mount up, it seems like Tencent are going to focus more on the mobile side of things as they announced bigger plans for PUBG Mobile's esports in 2020.