The competition was back on track when the 1.7 update brought a new anti-cheat system that resulted in the ban of over 2.5 million in-game hackers.
BGMI’s first big sanctioned tournament is the Battlegrounds India Series (BGIS) 2021. Since the tournament’s introduction in August, the buzz and excitement around it has gradually grown. However, the growth of in-game hackers forced the organisers to postpone the tournament’s start date.
The competition was back on track when the 1.7 update brought a new anti-cheat system that resulted in the ban of over 2.5 million in-game hackers. The registration period closed on November 28, and the gaming community prepared for the in-game qualifiers, which will take place from December 4 to 9.
How are matches lined up in the BGIS 2021 schedule after in-game qualifiers?
During the in-game qualifiers, all registered players and potential BGMI Esports players battled it out between themselves. Each team is required to play 15 classic matches, with only the top 10 matches from each team being considered. In the Online Qualifiers, the top 1024 teams will compete.
After the in-game qualifying, here’s a peek at the schedule.
Between the 16th and the 30th of December, the 1024 qualified teams from the in-game Qualifiers will compete in three rounds in the Online Qualifiers.
The top 224 qualified teams will be joined by 32 invited teams, divided into 16 groups, in the third round of this tournament. Each group’s top four players will advance to the Quarterfinals.
The 64 qualified teams will compete in the Quarter Finals stage, which will take place between January 2 and January 5.
The 24 eligible teams from the Quarter-Finals will compete in the Semi-Finals from January 7 to 10.
In the Grand Finals, 16 qualified teams from the Semi Finals will compete for the title of inaugural BGIS champions. The Grand Finals will take place from the 13th to the 16th of January.
The overall prize pool for BGIS 2021 has been established at 1 crore. The tournament champions would receive a cheque for Rs. 50 lakhs. The second-place team will receive Rs. 25 lakhs, while the third-place team will receive Rs. 10 lakhs. There will be honours for the MVP player, as well as players who place first in other categories.
A place in the PMGC finals
The PUBG Mobile Global Championships 2021 are currently in the league stage. Meanwhile, PUBG Mobile has announced that an Indian team has been invited to compete in the PMGC finals. They are almost certainly going to win the debut season of BGIS.