PMWI 2021: Stalwart Esports fortifies their invitational slot, replaced by Team i8. Stalwart Esports who was invited to the PUBG Mobile World Invitational fortified their invitational slot of PMWI 2021 East and offered that to Team I8. PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2021 is a global invitational charity event by Gamers Without Borders with the support of Krafton. The event features a charity prize pool of $3,000,000 USD.
Organizers sent the invites to top teams from each country where a total of 32 invites were been sent for the event. In the Pakistan region, Stalwart Esports received the invite for their performance in PMPL South Asia Championship. PMPL SA Championship has been played by the Team i8 roster which they release due to an internal issue. Stalwart Esports offered that slot to other roster rather than to the roster that played in PMPL SA Championship. The Gaming community and fans of Team i8 weren’t happy with this decision.
Stalwart Esports today posted a statement regarding this matter,
“We firmly believe that the PMWI slot was rightfully deserved by the team is, that’s why we have decided to fortify our participation in the event and offer our invite to Team i8 so that the rightfully deserving team is sent to represent Pakistan. While we sincerely apologize for the denial of the PMWI slot to team i8 at first, we would like to clarify that this all happened due to a huge miscommunication. While we do not shy away from accepting our mistakes, we hope the Pakistani audience would accept our apologies.”
Zeyan Shafiq, Founder of Stalwart Esports posted,
“I’d like to start with a sincere apology for all my unprofessional social media behavior and controversial tweet regarding the audience in Pakistan. While I never meant those words, I feel bad about it, and I would like to apologize for it. I accept that it was my mistake and I shouldn’t have done anything like that.”
Team i8 received the invite for PMWI 2021 EAST, they posted on social media,
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