According to recent rumours, Wolves Esports- an esports division of the English Premier League team, is set to buy a spot in the PEL, a Chinese Franchised league by buying out Team SMG’s spot as well as the current roster. Wolves esports is reportedly paying a $5-10M buyout price to Team SMG, making a record buyout in mobile gaming history. If everything goes well Wolves esports will be soon in action in Peacekeeper Elite League 2023 Summer season. Wolves esports is clearly adding one more mobile game to its arsenal.
Rumours started to surface when Team SMG players were seen wearing Wolves esports jerseys. “Wolves esports are rumoured to have acquired summer title team SMG, and PEL all-stars looked to have their mascot cut today. Together with earlier rumours of insider information and the mysterious guest captain that arrived during PEL All-Star, it appears like Wolves Esports has bought PEL’s summer champion SMG ” – as per details posted on Chinese social media Weibo.
Rumors are Team SMG, the current champion.
— hesketh2 (@subzidite2) December 11, 2022
SMG won the PEL 2022 Summer, a competition for the Chinese PUBG Mobile edition that had a prize pool of around $4.2 million. While Nova Esports and LGD have qualified for the League Stage, SMG has advanced directly to the PMGC 2022 Grand Finals.
PMGC 2022 grand finals are set to kick off on January 6 and will end on the 8th of January in Jakarta, Indonesia with the top 16 teams from all over the world, where 14 teams from the league stage and 2 teams are directly invited. A total of 18 matches will be played on different maps in the grand finals.
About Wolves Esports
Wolves Esports is the esports division of the English football team Wolverhampton Wanderers. Wolves entered the esports industry in 2018 despite being a football team by trade. Wolves Esports has now collaborated with Fortnite and other well-known esports projects and built squads in major esports games including FIFA, Rocket League, and sim-racing.