Sony Xperia smartphone brand has partnered with PUBG Mobile, ensuring that Xperia devices are the official phone of PUBG Mobile. What does this signify for players of the game? Well, not much in terms of regular play. However, it does offer some benefits to professional gamers.
Teams will be given “state-of-the-art” Xperia phones for use during events as part of the agreement. It’s unclear if pro players will get these phones just for the duration of the tournament. At the very least, though, the deal ensures that they will be using Sony Xperia devices during games.
It also aids in the consistency of all professional team players using the same device. Which removes any potential for one team to have a gadget advantage over another. That isn’t, however, necessarily the objective of the collaboration.
Sony Xperia becomes the official PUBG Mobile partner for tournaments in 2022
According to the announcement Sony Xperia is the official partner for global tournaments. It also states the partnership is for tournaments in 2022. This means it doesn’t extend to every single official tournament out there. And that PUBG Mobile may have a new device partner for 2023 and beyond.
There are two global tournaments in 2022 where the partnership takes effect. This includes the 2022 PUBG Mobile Global Championship and a mid-year tournament. Krafton hasn’t announced any details yet on the mid-year tournament but does state it will share details soon.
“The player experience is always of a top priority for PUBG MOBILE Esports so it felt natural and confident to enter a partnership with Sony’s Xperia™. We look forward to seeing our players showcasing an even stronger performance with their Xperia flagship series at our global tournaments this year.”
-James Yang, Director of PUBG Mobile Global Esports
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Sony has a long history in gaming, although it does not have a hand in the “gaming phone” market. Despite the fact that brands like RedMagic and ASUS are more well-known for mobile gaming, Sony’s flagship Xperia devices still contain one of the most powerful mobile hardware. So if you think about it logically, this collaboration makes perfect sense.