iFlicks Exposes Ongoing Problems at BGMI Scrims

Abhimannu Das
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Hyderabad Hydras coach Nishant "iFlicks" Murlidharan has alleged that there is a lot of politics in the BGMI competitive scene.
Hyderabad Hydras has been unable to secure a spot in the ongoing pro scrims despite repeated requests according to iFlicks.
Harmandeep “Mavi” Singh and Hrishav “Hrishav” Kumar also brought up the issue recently.

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) esports coach Nishant "iFlicks" Murlidharan has alleged that there is a lot of politics in the BGMI competitive scene. The hosts of the ongoing pro scrims have allegedly denied slots to iFlicks’ team Hyderabad Hydras for the past month and despite repeated requests, he has allegedly been ignored.

iFlicks feels the hosts of pro scrims are being hypocritical

iFlicks said that Hyderabad Hydras has been a finalist at all official BGMI events and is considered a tier-one organization. He claims that the organization has been paying salaries to its players so they can play and practice but are constantly denied slots at the BGMI scrims. 

He alleged that there are teams that do not have a full roster and yet they get invites while others are getting invited just through their contacts. He is frustrated at the fact that Hyderabad Hydras is trying hard to sustain itself but is receiving nothing for its efforts. He concluded his post saying, “The organizers claim they want to boost Indian esports but it’s all f***ing politics.”

iFlicks calls out politics in BGMIs scrims

Hyderabad Hydras has consistently participated in BGMI events like the Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) 2021, Nodwin X Loco All-Stars Invitational, BGMI Masters Series 2022, BGIS Showdown 2022 and more. Despite BGMI being banned, the team is hopeful of the game’s return and is trying to practice in the ongoing pro scrims.

Recently, Harmandeep “Mavi” Singh revealed that he was denied a slot in BGMI scrims due to “lack of achievements.” Mavi’s former teammate Hemanth “Ultron” Sethi noted that there were multiple teams that were not fulfilling the said rule but were allowed to play in the ongoing scrims.

Mavi is one of the most accomplished players in the BGMI community with a plethora of achievements to his name, including a third-place finish in the PUBG Mobile Club Open 2019 - Spring Split: India, second place finish in the PUBG Mobile India Tour 2019, and a second-place finish at the PUBG Mobile World League 2020: East event. Hrishav “Hrishav” Kumar also expressed his frustration about the internal politics in the ongoing scrims.

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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.