Scout Blasts “Self-Obsessed and Self-Centered” Indian BGMI Players
Professional Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) player Tanmay “Scout” Singh recently discussed why Indian teams often struggle to perform well on the international stage. Scout emphasized that securing a higher rank finish in domestic BGMI tournaments is not a big deal, and the teams need to prove themselves on the international stage. He added that Indian teams need to prepare themselves for international rather than domestic competition. He added that the Indian teams are “self-obsessed and self-centered” and do not acknowledge that international teams are better than them.
Scout believes that Indian teams need to play international scrims to perform well on the international stage
In a recent livestream, Scout highlighted that Indian teams often dominate only in India, which is not a big deal because if you play daily and work hard, there is a certain playstyle in India that you can crack. However, when it comes to the international stage, Indian teams struggle to attain a rank above 10th. “Why do we think we are dominating after killing each other (Indian teams)? Why do we think if we kill in India, we are dominating? What is the situation of Indian teams on the international stage?” he added.
Godlike Esports represented India in the PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021: Grand Finals, where it finished in 13th position; Team SouL represented India in the PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022, where it finished in 11th position; and 7Sea Esports represented India at the PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022: Afterparty Showdown, where it finished in 9th position. Scout highlighted this, implying that Indian teams have been struggling on the international stage. “What happened to them there? To be honest, we must question ourselves. What happened to us when we went on the international stage? Did we achieve anything?” he added.
Scout emphasized that people often consider Indian BGMI esports to be a big deal, but even if teams win ten times on the Indian stage, they still struggle to prove themselves on the international stage. “We have to prepare ourselves for the international competition. Then, our playstyle will improve. The teams that are doing well (in India), like Global Esports, Team SouL, and a couple of other teams, will be able to dominate then,” he added.
Following this, a viewer asked Scout how Indian teams could start performing better on the international stage. In response, Scout stated that the teams would only start to perform at par with International teams when they start playing against international teams. “It will never get better if we keep playing with each other (with Indian teams),” he added.
Scout stated that the perfect examples of improvement due to international exposure are Nepalese teams, who have shown great improvement over the last few years. Recently, Nepal team DRS Gaming put forth an incredible performance in the PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022, finishing in the second position.
Scout highlighted that the main problem with Indian esports players is the tendency to consider themselves as “gods” in the game. He added that if we compare the skill level of Indian players to that of international players, we will be embarrassed by the difference. “We are not ready to accept that they are better than us. The players here are self-obsessed and self-centered,” he added.
Scout added that the Indian audience is also at fault, as the audience tends to discredit players who have fewer finishes compared to others, assuming that their teammates have carried them. He pointed out that this may not always be the case, as some players may be fulfilling the role of support and contributing to the team’s success in other ways. Scout went on to compare the mindset of Indian players to that of international players, highlighting that international players do not aim to win the most valuable player (MVP) title but rather focus on playing well with their team and end up winning the title.
As Scout said, playing international scrims will improve the performance of Indian teams. However, PUBG Mobile’s ban in India complicates matters and makes scrims with International teams almost impossible.