- Portal Esports, one of the top teams from Pakistan was disqualified from PMCO today.
- 4tismail from Portal Esports was playing from multiple PMCO regions.
- 247 Gaming was also banned for using a banned ID.
The organizers of PMCO Pakistan 2021: Spring Split have disqualified Portal Esports from the tournament finals today, 26 February 2021. Portal Esports was disqualified because one of their players was reportedly playing from multiple regions. Another team, 147 Gaming was also disqualified for playing with a banned ID today.
Portal Esports' 4tismail was playing from multiple regions
According to the organizers, 4tismail from Portal Esports had also registered for PMCO Middle East, which is a violation of competitive rules under clause 6.2.4 of the rule-book. 4tismail has been disqualified from both the regions while Portal Esports was also handed a disqualification.
The organizers said, "We've found PE 4tismail [to be] playing in multiple regions, and the team was disqualified from that region as well. We will go ahead with the disqualification of the team."
Portal Esports which is one of the biggest esports organizations in Pakistan also released a statement on their disqualification and supported the management's decision while apologizing to the fans.
Portal Esports said, "[We are] more disappointed than anyone else as we have always promoted fair play and esports growth in Pakistan... We support the decision made by the management. Thanks to all the fans who continue to support us. Neither the players nor Portal Esports had any knowledge of this prior to being informed from the management."
247 Gaming was disqualified from PMCO for playing with banned ID
On the other hand, 247 Gaming was found using a banned PUBG Mobile account which was flagged previously in some other official tournaments.
For the unaware, a total of 13 teams have been disqualified from the group stages and the finals of PUBG Mobile Club Open Pakistan Spring Split 2021. The finals will now continue with 14 teams.