BGIS to start from first week of December 2021, as per sources: After an indefinite wait, it seems we can finally enjoy the first ever official open-for-all tournament of BGMI, the Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS). That's not all. An invitational warm-up scrim for India's best teams is also scheduled.
Ever since the launch of BGMI and the announcement of the first official open-for-all esports event with a huge prize pool of 1 crore INR, BGIS has always been in the eyes of the audience. The craze for the tournament is huge, which resulted in 50,000+ teams registering in the first week itself.
Initially, BGIS was supposed to be an Android only tournament to be held from 2 August 2021 with an in-game qualifier as the game was not launched on the iOS platform till then. However, Krafton had extended the registration dates indefinitely on 30 July, probably to accommodate the left out iOS players.
BGIS to start from first week of December 2021
Krafton has finally decided to kick start the Stage 1 (Qualifiers) of BGIS from the 1st week of December, our reliable sources have revealed. Going by the previous schedule, the grand finals of the tournament should be held in the first week of February. Everything else except for the dates are expected to be similar to as it was originally planned.
Krafton to organise an invitational scrim before the BGIS
Before the commencement of BGIS (first week of December), an invitational scrim named 'GRIND' is also going to be held. The 32 best teams from India will be invited to the event, as per our reliable sources. Further details for GRIND is expected to be revealed very soon.
The 'hacker' issue in BGMI might have caused the delay
The official PUBG Mobile tournaments have not been virgin of hackers. These many teams were disqualified in the PMCO 2021. The iOS Version of the game was launched on 18 August 2021 itself. However, Krafton gave no clues regarding BGIS even after the game being available on both Android and iOS platforms. Probably because there were complaints of people facing hackers in each and every game they played.
The developer came up with different updates in-game and took strict actions against the cheaters, which has led us to see a down slope graph of the number of cheaters found in a match. And finally, the battleground seems to be a fair and competitive place.
This is a developing story, more details are awaited.