Scout Speaks Out Against “Scam” Paid BGMI Scrims
Popular Indian content creator and professional Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) player Tanmay “Scout” Singh recently spoke out against “Scam” BGMI paid scrims. Scout expressed his frustration over paid scrims organizers who charge Tier-1 (T1) players to simply play and practice in scrims. He criticized the organizers for turning the practice of scrims into a business, noting that playing paid scrims is not allowed. Scout went on to call other Tier 1 teams and urged them to boycott such scrims.
Scout urges T1 teams to boycott paid scrims
In a recent livestream, Scout was playing BGMI scrims with his teammates. During this, he asked one of his teammates Sarangajyoti “Sarang” Deka if the scrim they were playing was a paid scrim. Sarang responded that the team had paid a sum of INR 2000 to play the scrim. Scout furiously asked him why they paid to play a scrim, and stated that it was the last time they would play such a paid event. He added that if needed, they would not play evening scrims. Following this, he stated that he would talk with other teams and ask them not to participate in such scrims. “They have made this a business. They are making fools of us. They are taking money from us to play the scrims. Firstly, playing paid scrims are not allowed. You are charging us just to play the game. No worries. We will file a complaint against you to Krafton,” he added.
Scout stated that 18 tier-1 teams play Upthrust Esports’ (UE) scrims together just to practice and not pay anything for it. “I am telling you this last time, shut this business down that you have started in the name of scrims or it won’t end well for you,” he added.
Following this, Scout called other T1 teams and asked them not to participate in such scrims. “We are Tier 1 teams, we will play together. This custom (scrim) is dependent on 18 teams, so we will play together (separately). We have worked hard for four years to become a Tier 1 team,” he added.
Scout questioned the fees charged by scrim organizers and criticized the lack of transparency in the industry. “This is a scam. This is completely a scam. These are all 18, 19, 20, 25 olds who have started businesses in their college. If not 1 lakh per day, they at least earn 1 lakh every three days. All they do is create a room. Even I can do that,” the added.
“We have asked to refund our money. If we get it, then good; if not, then we will start playing other customs. All 18 teams have taken a stand,” he said.
Previously, Indian esports caster , claiming that they are not allowed by the game developer Krafton itself. He stated that paid scrims are a kind of gambling, and players might not understand what goes on behind the scenes. He also explained that many people had been scammed in paid scrims.