Players Boycott Matches at BGMS Season 2 Amidst Device and Connectivity Issues

Abhimannu Das
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Players from multiple teams sought to boycott BGMS Season 2’s Weekend 2 matches amidst connectivity and device issues.
NODWIN Gaming has announced that Weekend 2 Day 4 will also include the pending Day 3 matches.

The Battlegrounds Mobile India Masters Series (BGMS) Season 2 encountered connectivity issues and match delays during Super Weekend 2 Day 3 matches, which has led to concerns within the Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) community regarding the event's management and integrity. Several teams opted to forfeit the third match of the day due to repeated delays and are presently pursuing a resolution for the ongoing problems.

Indian esports community expresses its concerns around BGMI Season 2

Several members of the Indian esports community including Global Esports CEO Rushindra Sinha, Team SouL manager Siddhant “Sid” Joshi, and S8UL Esports co-owner Lokesh “Goldy” Jain spoke about the issues plaguing the ongoing tournament. Sid said on Twitter that his team complained about getting 400ms ping before its match began and players were struggling to loot items due to the latency. While talking to the admins for a resolution, another team (Team iNSANE) eliminated players from SId’s team unfairly. Goldy responded to the tweet and suggested that the team should walk out if the issues persist. He said, “Walk out! No need to disguise the boys and yourself because of some Management.” 

After the management was not able to come up with a solution yesterday, players from multiple teams wanted to boycott the event until the issues were fixed. Players started self-nading and self-destructing and forced the admins to halt the matches.

The management of the event did not reveal what exactly caused the issues. Rushindra Sinha revealed that the issues were being caused by device as well as connectivity problems. The third match from Weekend 2 Day 3 had to be postponed to Day 4 due to the challenges faced by the management.

NODWIN Gaming's response

NODWIN Gaming put out a notice saying that due to technical issues, it will have four matches today (20th August) which includes the delayed matches from Day 3. It did not reveal the exact nature of the problem and said, “Your support and patience is greatly appreciated.” 

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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.