Indian esports team Skylightz Gaming, which recently won the Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) 2021, has qualified for the upcoming PUBG Mobile Gaming Championship (PMGC) 2021 Grand Finals.
The BGMI team from India will now compete against international esports teams, such as Natus Vincere of Ukraine and Alpha 7 Esports of Brazil, in the PMGC finals. The tournament is slated to take place later this week, between Friday, January 21 and Sunday, January 23.
BGMI India Series 2021: final results
Prior to qualifying for the global tournament of PUBG Mobile, Skylightz Gaming emerged as the winners of the BGIS 2021 finals. The team came first in the tournament ahead of fellow Indian esports teams such as TSM in second place, and Team XO in third place. As part of the tournament, Skylightz Gaming took the first prize of Rs 50 lakh, while the second and third placed teams winning Rs 25 lakh and Rs 10 lakh, each.
The official tournament of BGMI in the country is hosted by Krafton, and gives professional esports teams with a chance to win a national scale gaming tournament. Krafton has also tiered the tournament such that the winners of national tournaments subsequently face off against each other at a global scale. The upcoming PMGC Grand Finals are a result of this, and will offer teams with significant price money – alongside global exposure and sponsorship avenues.
BGMI is a mobile title that replaced PUBG Mobile in India. The game is essentially a modified version of PUBG Mobile – which was banned in India due to its links with Chinese servers. Krafton brought BGMI back to India with strategic cosmetic changes over PUBG Mobile, including overriding the original killshot animation with coloured feathers. Krafton also operates the game under various different labels around the world, including China.
The global tournament, however, continues under the name of PUBG Mobile – which Skylightz Gaming will now take on.
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