Skyesports Championship 5.0 BGMI Finals Day 1 Called Off Due to Tech Problems
The Skyesports BGMI Championship 5.0 Finale kicked off on 3rd November at 1 pm IST and saw a total of 16 teams participating in it. Six matches were scheduled to take place on Day 1 with the same format for the remaining two days.
This phase of the LAN tournament is currently taking place in the Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bengaluru. While five teams were directly invited for the Skyesports BGMI Championship 5.0 Finale, the remaining 11 teams made their way through the semifinal showdown. The total cash prize pool at the three-day showdown is ₹1 crore.
However, the LAN finale had a rough start. After facing technical difficulties, the matches scheduled for Day 1 were eventually called off, prompting a formal statement from tournament organizer, Skyesports.
Skyesports Championship 5.0 BGMI Finals Day 1 Plagued by Technical Difficulties
Day 1 of Skyesports Championship 5.0 BGMI grand finale saw hordes of fans at the venue and the atmosphere seemed electric. The players, who walked out onto the stage, received defeaning roars from the audience. However, fans could not spectate their favorite teams winning even a single match. Due to technical difficulties, Skyesports Championship 5.0 BGMI grand finals Day 1 was called off.
Day 1 of the Skyesports Championship 5.0 BGMI grand finale began on time. But players from different teams reportedly faced problems with connectivity after starting the first map. This resulted in Skyesports rehosting the map. After several tries, Skyesports eventually called off the first day.
Skyesports took to Twitter to explain what happened. It announced that the Day 1 matches were called off and added, "We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your patience as our team works tirelessly to resolve these issues."
However, it noted that it was committed to bringing back the best esports action for the fans and spectators. Skyesports added, "We'll resume the BGMI action tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding and continued support."
Notably, the Skyesports Championship 5.0 event is livestreamed on Loco and is broadcasted in multiple languages including English, Hindi, and Tamil. It recently announced that fans will have to pay to watch the Skyesports Championship 5.0 livestreams. The model was seemingly introduced to maintain sustainability. With the Day1 matches being called off, fans had mixed reactions.
Following this, Loco also made a statement regarding this. Loco said, "We're as disappointed as you are but we've heard you, all our Loco VIPs!" To ensure that Loco's VIP members are compensated, it noted that it shall do the following:
Extend VIP memberships till 10th November (valid for all Loco VIP members since 1st Nov)
Gift 30 FREE Diamonds to all VIP members
Keep the VIP Leaderboard active till 8:30 pm today [3rd November], so you could still compete and win cash gifts!
Loco added, "We are hopeful Skyesports will resolve the in-venue issues and they will be back tomorrow. Rest assured, we'll always stand with you no matter what, Loco Nation."
Skyesports will hope to resume its BGMI Championship without any hurdles today on 4th November.