PUBG Esports events will play on the updated Erangel version starting April. While PUBG Corp initially updated Erangel back in the summer of 2019, fans never saw the map during tournaments.
This will finally change and hopefully, be the first step of PUBG Corp and PUBG Esports lining up. It's a common problem in esports when changes made in the game take some time to hit esports circuits. It's meant to keep the game competitive and allow the professionals time to adjust to the changes. But six months or more is way to long.
Maybe with the introduction of PUBG Arcade, we'll see a different esports scene flourish. It's the newest creation by PUBG Corp and will have more than just Team Deathmatch as PUBG Corp promises to "continually add and rotate game types into Arcade."
But it will start with a 8-v-8 Deathmatch over seven different maps pulled from specific spots of the existing map pool. You'll even be allowed to choose your loadout, and spawn into the game with your preferred weapon.
It's a great time to be a PUBG fan.