Following the weekend of the PUBG: Mobile Invitational, the five best teams are going on to a weekend show tourney called the "Afterparty". Another 7 teams will also be invited, but they didn't qualify via the Invitational. This is basically another, very similar tournament to the Invitational, with a further $1,000,000 put up for the prize pool.
Gamers8 is taking place over the whole summer, and on the weekend of August 18-20, there's going to be a PUBG Mobile tournament. This is the "Afterparty" to the PUBG: Mobile Invitational. The "Afterparty" is basically a smaller tournament that takes place after the main event, and only includes the top 5 best performing teams from the Invitational (plus seven invited teams who didn't qualify via the Invitational). But there is another $1,000,000 up for grabs, so it's not like teams will be "letting their hair down" for this one. Let's get into the details!
What Is Gamers8?
Gamers8 is a festival dedicated to esports and gaming, put on by the Saudi Esports Federation at the newly-built Boulevard Riyadh City. The festival will take place throughout the whole of the summer in 2022. There's going to be various performances, meet and greets, and activities going on throughout, but most importantly (at least to gamers), there's going to be tournaments put on each weekend throughout the festival. In this article, we're covering the PUBG Mobile tournament, but there's a wide selection of games that will have similar events.
Here is the current schedule of tournaments:
|July 14-17||Rocket League|
|July 20-24||Dota 2|
|August 4-7||Rainbow Six Siege|
|August 11-13||PUBG Mobile Invitational|
|August 18-20||PUBG Mobile Afterparty|
PUBG: Mobile Invitational "Afterparty" | How To Watch
You can watch all the various Gamers8 tournaments via their official Twitch and YouTube channels, here is a link to the official Twitch stream, and here is a link to the official YouTube channel. You will also find co-streams for the event, if you would rather have the experience of watching alongside your favorite personalities.
If you happen to be in Riyadh over the course of the summer then you can buy tickets here, and head on to the Boulevard Riyadh City in-person. Here's how much it'll cost you to see the event live:
|Ticket Type||SAR||USD (approx.)|
|3 Days Pass Regular|
|3 Days Pass VIP||ر.س 135||$35|
|Day 1||ر.س 40||$10|
|Day 2||ر.س 40||$10|
|Day 3||ر.س 40||$10|
|Day 4||ر.س 40||$10|
PUBG: Mobile Invitational "Afterparty" | The Teams
Remember, only the five best teams from the PUBG: Mobile Invitational 2022 were invited, but there are also 7 teams who didn't qualify who have been invited.
Here are the five teams who qualified via the PUBG: Mobile Invitational 2022, in seeding order:
- Vampire Esports
- Team Falcons
- Stalwart Esports
- Nigma Galaxy
- DAMWON Gaming
And here are the teams who were invited:
- R8 Esports
- S2G Esports
- Alpha7 Esports
- Bigetron RA
- Deadeyes Guys
- Team RA'AD
- 7Sea Esports
There's one invited team from each region, plus R8 Esports.
PUBG: Mobile Invitational "Afterparty" | Schedule
In the tournament, all teams will play in the same lobby for 18 matches, across three days (six matches per day). This is when you can watch the games:
Start Time (ET)
|Start Time (BST)||Start Time (CEST)||Start Time (AST)|
|Thursday, August 18||07:00||12:00||13:00||14:00|
|7-12||Friday, August 19||07:00||12:00||13:00||14:00|
|13-18||Saturday, August 20||07:00||12:00||13:00||14:00|
That should be a fairly agreeable start time for most regions.
PUBG: Mobile Invitational "Afterparty" | Final Results
When they've played some matches and earned some points we will update this page, so stay tuned.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is just about everything you could ever need to know to enjoy the PUBG: Mobile Invitational: Afterparty. Enjoy!