Kathmandu, January 9
A Nepali PUBG team, DRS Gaming, have created history by finishing as runners-up in the grand finals of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC).
DRS, with 158 points, came in second behind Turkey’s S2G Sports in the grand finals of the championships held in Jakarta, Indonesia from January 6 to 8.
Finishing second, the team won USD 292,000.
Two Nepali teams had reached the grand finals of the PMGC. T2K, which qualified with DRS, finished 13th with 112 points winning USD 132,500 as prize money.
The success comes nearly a year after there was outrage when Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah decided to set aside funds to hold esports competitions in the capital.