GodLike Gaming’s Team Rebel Makes History, Wins BGMI: Rising
GodLike Esports’ all-women team – Team Rebel – emerged victorious in the Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI): Rising Launch Party 2023 after showcasing their unrivaled gameplay in the Grand Finals of the event. Team Rebel made history after becoming the first female lineup in BGMI esports to win an official tournament organized by Krafton. GodLike’s other team led by the talented Jonathan "JONATHAN" Amaral grabbed the runner-up spot in the BGMI: Rising Launch event and won ₹1,50,000 INR in prize money.
Notably, the event was a showmatch that featured 64 teams in total consisting of top streamers and pro players celebrating BGMI’s resounding comeback.
Team Rebel Wins BGMI: Rising, Squashes Competition
Team Rebel of GodLike Esports secured a total of 110 points in seven matches during the grand finals of BGMI: Rising and ultimately lifted the trophy and received a whopping prize of ₹2,50,000 INR.
Team Rebel’s BGMI: Rising roster is as follows:
Khushveen “RebeL” Kaur - In-Game Leader (IGL)
Parul “Alphaqueen” Sharma
Nancy “Clutchy” Singh
Mannat “Evil” Kudyar
Nikita “Nikki” Rawat
Krafton said, “BGMI: Rising The Comeback has concluded, leaving behind an unforgettable saga of triumphs, surprises, and stellar memories. Meet the champions of the Event - Congratulations to Team Rebel! Thank you for being part of this incredible journey. Until next time, keep grinding for those chicken dinners!”
Silencing Trolls & Haters
The Indian esports and gaming community has been lauding and celebrating Team Rebel for being the only all-women lineup at the event and for showcasing stellar gameplay consistently.
On Instagram stories, Rebel tagged all the team members and wrote, “I don’t have words to express how proud I am of my team. We did it girls. WE DID IT!!!!!”
Team member Alphaqueen took to Instagram to note how hard the team has been pushing over the last four years, enduring hate comments and discrimination. She also called out people who constantly trolled Rebel. She wrote, “To all the f**** losers, trolling us everyday, especially trolling HER [Rebel], because of her sexuality and life choices, who’s laughing now?!”
Alphaqueen stated in her stories, “It was all worth it at last! Finally, people will accept there’s no gender in esports!!”
It is empowering to see women and those from marginalized communities do well in esports because time and again they have been told that they do not belong in the gaming and esports ecosystem. With all-women teams starting to excel in official tournaments, we are inching slowly yet steadily toward squashing gatekeeping and sexism in the industry.