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Pubg Mobile changes PMIS 2020 format after slot scam acquisitions

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After the recent controversy in the ongoing Pubg Mobile India Series (PMIS) 2020 took all over the place. The organiser of the tournament has announced with the major changes in the format for the online qualifiers. The need for this rearrangement of the format came into place after the teams accused of slot scam in the In-Game Qualifiers.

The Ingame qualifiers opened for all on 20th May which gave the player to qualify for the online qualifiers. Every registered squad was required to play 15 matches, out of which, 10 best games were be taken into consideration for qualification. According to the old format, a total of 256 teams will compete in the online qualifiers whereas top 248 teams would advance from the In-game qualifiers while 8 teams will come in as direct invites.


The controversy started after the result was out for the Ingame Qualifiers. Although Tier 1 teams like 8Bit, 4King, Reckoning Esports, Blur couldn’t qualify for the next round despite getting more than 35+ average kills in the qualifiers. Whereas teams getting fewer average kills in the same got to qualify for the next round.

Animesh Agarwal, owner of 8Bit Esports said, “Inspite of an average of 37+ kills, team 8bit did not qualify in PMIS 2020. Pretty sure there are some errors because the reports tell some teams with lesser number of kills have not got the emails, Hope Tencent India reworks on the selection and the fair battleground is provided to us and the affected teams.”

After all this controversy Pubg Mobile India came into action and stated, “We’ve received the feedback from various teams on the PMIS 2020 In-Game Qualifiers results and we understand your passion to be part of it.”

According to the new format, there is a relaxation in the cutoff to the number of teams qualifying for the next round. The number has been increased from 248 to 992 selected teams. Thus increasing the chance for various teams to qualify for the inline qualifiers. Along with these teams, 8 teams will compete with them as direct invites.

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