YouTube Gaming announces mobile gaming tournament with $50,000 prize pool

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Watch out, Mobile Gaming is truly taking over!

YouTube Gaming recently announced the “Celebration of Mobile Gaming” tournament with a prize pool of $50,000.

For a good cause

For the event, seven content creators will compete in popular mobile titles Brawl Stars, PUBG Mobile, and Clash Royale on August 27 to become the champion.

The participants include Clash with Ash, Orange Juice Gaming, KairosTime, Medalcore, Lex, Her Gaming, and Powerbang Gaming.

The champion will get the chance to donate the prize money to a charity of their choice.

YouTube Gaming announced in a tweet:

“Mobile gaming is taking over #VidConNow! Join us on 8/27 at 11 AM PT as Creators battle it out in Brawl Stars, Clash Royale & PUBG Mobile to win $50k for the charity of their choice. youtube.com/vidcon”

Fans and mobile gaming-focused creators alike are all hyped for the upcoming event:

“LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO”

“Ayy BS and CR!!! Can’t freakin wait!”

“This is why I LOVE YouTube Gaming. They actually give a crap about Mobile Gamers. THE PLATFORM for Mobile Gamers indeed”

Mobile-focused tournaments

A tournament specific for mobile games isn’t anything new in the gaming industry.

Given that YouTube Gaming is a popular platform for many mobile gamers, a mobile-only gaming tournament is to be expected at some point.

Mobile gaming-focused content creators are often considered as “underdogs” in the gaming industry compared to their PC and console counterparts, but don’t let the stereotype fool you.

For instance, PUBG Mobile streamers such as Namam “MortaL” Mathur and Tanmay “Sc0utOP” Singh frequently pull over 100,000 concurrent viewers on the platform.

On the rise

YouTube’s global head of gaming, Ryan Watt, confirmed that the platform was making “significant strides” on live gaming.

This follows the sudden shutdown of Microsoft’s Mixer, and the ever-domineering presence of Twitch in the gaming livestreaming industry:

“We’ve been making some significant strides on the Live Gaming front here at @YouTubeGaming. It’s good to see a handful of creators consistently pull 100K CCU+ every time they go live on YouTube (Scout, Mortal, DrDisrespect, Pewdiepie, Jacksepticeye, etc). So much more to come!”

He further expressed his excitement over what’s to come next:

“…Even though the live streaming industry as a whole is so much smaller than Upload and VOD, it’s such an exciting place for us to continue to develop and improve on. I feel like we’re just scratching the surface, and I can’t wait for us to unveil more of what we’re doing here.”

The Celebration of Mobile Gaming will be streamed on VidCon’s official YouTube channel on Aug. 27 at around 1pm CT.

Mobile gaming fans, stay tuned for more timely updates!

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