BGIS 2021 Winners To Directly Qualify For PMGC 2021

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BGIS 2021 Winners to Directly Qualify for PMGC 2021 Grand Finals

The speculations have come true!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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PUBG Mobile has announced that the winners of BGIS 2021 will be receiving a direct invite to the PMGC 2021 Grand Finals.
BGIS 2021 is currently ongoing with the main event set to take place from 13th to 16th January 2022.
The Grand Finals of PMGC 2021 will be taking place from 21st to 23rd January featuring a total prize pool of $3,490,000 USD.

In late November organizers of the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2021 had revealed that a special direct invite was reserved for an Indian team. At that point in time, It was speculated that this slot might go to the winners of Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) 2021.

As anticipated, prior to the culmination of the PMGC League Finals, PUBG Mobile has revealed that the champions of the BGIS 2021 will be receiving a direct invite to compete in the PMGC Grand Finals.

The tournament featuring a total prize pool of $3,490,000 USD is scheduled to take place from 21st to 23rd January and shall witness one Indian team as part of the world championships.

The champions of BGIS 2021 will directly qualify for PMGC 2021 Grand Finals

PMGC 2021 will have 16 teams competing in it from 30th November 2021 to 23rd January 2022 across three different phases. Nine teams will make it through the eastern PMGC league, six teams will qualify from the western PMGC league, and a single Indian team will be invited for the tournament.

This invited team will be the winner of BGIS 2021 which is currently ongoing. The main event featuring a total prize pool of INR 1,00,00,000 ($133,015 USD) will be taking place from 13th to 16th January 2022.

Between 2nd to 12th December 2021 KRAFTON organized the official scrimmage session for a few invited teams, called 'BGIS 2021: The Grind', featuring an INR 2,00,000 ($2,660 USD) prize pool. This event was won by Team XO, a team that is looking really strong and is one of top BGMI teams from India.

PMGC 2021 - Complete Tournament Schedule and Structure

The PMGC 2021 has been divided into three phases which are scheduled to take place from 30th November 2021 to 23rd January 2022. The complete tournament structure is as follows,

  • First Phase - PMGC 2021 League | 30th November to 19th December 2021

  • Second Phase - PMGC 2021 League Finals | 22nd to 24th December 2021

  • Third Phase - PMGC 2021 Grand Finals | 21st to 23rd January 2022

PUBG Mobile allowing an Indian team to participate at the global championship is quite the step up for the Indian competitive BGMI scene. The competitive circuit for India when it came to PUBG had been on quite the downward spiral since the game was banned within the country in September 2020. Things are looking up and hopefully, as we move forward into 2022, more BGMI teams get an opportunity to compete against international teams across various PUBG Mobile tournaments.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.