Press release

KRAFTON REVEALS “NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP,” AN OPEN AMATEUR TOURNAMENT SERIES WITH A $250,000 USD TOTAL PRIZE POOL

Top influencers ChocoTaco, Wynnsanity and NoahfromYoutube to host their own qualifier events as part of the NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP tournament series



SANTA MONICA, CALIF. - March 3, 2022 - KRAFTON, Inc. today announced it will host its next competitive NEW STATE MOBILE tournament series from March 10 through April 3. With a prize pool of $250,000 USD, the NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP is the company’s follow-up to last month’s successful NEW STATE MOBILE Open Challenge, which was hosted in South Korea.
 
The NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP is an online tournament series for players based in North America and aims to support the game’s community of highly-skilled players who enjoy intense, competitive and unique battle royale gameplay. The NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP tournament series will be comprised of three weeks of influencer-hosted and open qualifier tournaments, culminating in a three-day Grand Final in early April. During the tournament series, players will exclusively play NEW STATE MOBILE’s new BR: Extreme Mode, which launched globally on Android and iOS in January.
 
Eligible players may register to participate HERE.
 
INFLUENCER-HOSTED TOURNAMENTS

Top-tier influencers and content creators including ChocoTaco, Wynnsanity and NoahfromYoutube will each host a qualifier tournament as part of the NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP tournament series. Top performers from each of those influencer-hosted events will qualify for the Grand Final in April.
 
BREAKDOWN OF NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP EVENTS

Eligible players will have multiple opportunities through NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP to compete to earn cash prizes and qualify for the Grand Final in April.
 

  • Influencer-Hosted Tournaments - March 10, 17, 24
    Each of the three planned Influencer-Hosted Tournaments will feature a $5,000 USD prize pool. The top team from each Influencer-Hosted Tournament will advance to the Grand Final.
 
  • Open Qualifiers - March 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
    There will be three sets of Open Qualifiers throughout the NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP tournament series, each of which will take place over three days and feature a prize pool of $10,000 USD. The top three teams from each Open Qualifier will qualify directly to the Grand Final.
 
  • Grand Final - April 1-3
    Featuring 16 teams that qualified through the Influencer-Hosted Tournaments and the Open Qualifiers, the Grand Finals will feature a $200,000 USD prize pool in addition to a $5,000 bonus for the tournament’s overall MVP. The three teams that qualified through the Influencer-Hosted Tournaments and nine teams that qualified through the Open Qualifiers will be joined by four wildcard teams - more details regarding these wildcard teams will be announced in the future.
 
NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

 
  • Week 1 - March 10-13
    • March 10: Wynnsanity-Hosted Tournament
    • March 11-13: Open Qualifier
  • Week 2 - March 17-20
    • March 17: ChocoTaco-Hosted Event
    • March 18-20: Open Qualifier
  • Week 3 - March 24-27
    • March 24: NoahfromYoutube-Hosted Event
    • March 25-27: Open Qualifier
  • Week 4 - April 1-3
    • April 1-3: Grand Final

 
ABOUT NEW STATE MOBILE’S BR: EXTREME MODE

Exclusive to the game, BR: Extreme Mode is a new mode that evolves the mobile battle royale experience. The mode limits the number of players in a match to 64 (versus 100 players) and limits each round to 20 minutes. Currently available on the game’s Troi map, BR: Extreme Mode is still firmly set in the battle royale genre, but is designed to get players into the action as quickly as possible for increased intensity each match. In this mode, the battleground is restricted to a smaller playable area (4x4) within the Troi map, which will be chosen at random and change every match. All players start off with a P1911 handgun, a smoke grenade, 300 Drone Credits and fully charged boost meters. When the match starts, two Care Packages will be dropped at random locations, allowing players to stock up on higher-end gear earlier in a match.
 
For more information about NEW STATE MOBILE, its recent February Update and/or the NEW STATE MOBILE MASHUP, please visit http://newstate.pubg.com or follow on social media at Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

About KRAFTON, Inc.


KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion,  Unknown Worlds and 5minlab, each with its own unique expertise.


KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, NEW STATE MOBILE, The Callisto Protocol, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit www.krafton.com.