S8ul and Godlike Esports Accuse Opponents of Teaming Up in BGMI Showdown 2022
S8ul and Godlike Esports have raised concerns about teaming up after the conclusion of the BGMI Showdown (BMSD) 2022.
Following the conclusion of the Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Showdown 2022, members of S8UL and Godlike Esports have accused opponents of teaming up against their teams in the tournament. Any form of Teaming up or Collusion is strictly prohibited in BGMI tournaments and can lead to various disciplinary actions or sanctions from the tournament organizers, . Currently, Krafton has not issued any statements on the matter and it is unclear whether it is being investigated.
Sid accuses Godlike Esports and INS of teaming up against Team Soul
It all started when Sid “S8ulSid” Joshi, the manager of S8ul Esports went live on Loco just before the grand finals of the Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) Showdown 2022 and accused two teams of teaming up to restrict Team Soul’s entry into the grand finals of the tournament.
In a livestream on Loco, Sid talked about how Team Soul was targeted by two teams on Day 3 of the BGMI Showdown 2022. He withheld the names of the two teams, who were teaming up.
He claimed that they discussed drop points for the second match in the restroom after the first match and that someone had recorded their discussions. “Honestly, it was a blatant team-up in the first match. After the first match, both team players went to the bathroom and discussed the plan of trapping us in front of everyone and someone has a recording of it. In the second match of Miramar, both teams teamed up blatantly against us. I would call it the darkest day in BGMI Esports history,” alleged Sid.
Following this statement from Joshi, Godlike’s Abhijeet Harishchandra "GHATAK" Andhare went live on Instagram and asked Sid to submit proofs to the tournament organizers instead of making random claims online.
Neyoo alleges that Soul and Global Esports colluded against Godlike
The controversy has now taken a new turn as Godlike’s Suraj Nityanand "Neyoo" Majumdar accused Team Soul and Global Esports (GE) of teaming up against his team. In a recent livestream, Neyoo alleged that Team Soul and Global Esports deliberately planned to wipe out Godlike Esports during the grand-final matches of the BGMI Showdown (BMSD) 2022 .
He accused the two teams of working on a pre-planned strategy to wipe out Godlike Esports.
"In match 3 of the BMSD finals, we already knew that Soul was going to target us and contest our drop in the Georgopol City, but why did Global Esports change its drop from Yasnaya Polyana to Hospital?, said Neyoo on his livestream.” When Shadow finished Omega and Jonathan knocked Hector in the apartment building, GE players arrived on the hospital hill and started firing at us instead of finishing the knocked-out player from Team Soul. One of my friends from the opponent team already informed me through in-game chat about Soul and GE teaming up," he added.
Neyoo further mentioned that the entire plan of putting Godlike in the sandwich situation was cooked by Global Esports’ coach and analyst Chawla “Mayavi” Shubham "Their plan was to suppress us from one side and help team Soul. They finished Jonathan and then retreated to another location. When Mayavi met us after the match, he mentioned that GE players came just to get free kills," said Neyoo.
After the livestream, Neyoo took to Instagram and posted screenshots of in-game chat messages, alleging that it was proof of a team-up between Soul and Global Esports.
Krafton is yet to issue a statement on the allegations made on this matter.