The Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGIS 2021) series is BGMI’s first official major tournament. The buzz around the event has grown steadily since the event was announced in August.
With Battlegrounds Mobile India set to become the most played game on the Google Play Store in India in 2021, BGIS 2021 is ideally placed to wow the crowd.
The high-profile event was postponed after an increase in the number of hackers in the game. Update 1.7 released on November 19 brought with it a new anti-cheat engine. Since then, Krafton has been able to ban nearly three million hackers.
Thus, a secure gaming environment ensured the restart of BGIS 2021.
All about BGIS 2021
The Battlegrounds Mobile India 2021 series got the whole Indian mobile gaming community talking. There have been several unofficial tournaments since the title’s release.
However, the importance of BGIS 2021 is such that the team that wins the inaugural edition will be declared the best in the country.
The registration process took about four months, which saw players from across the country register.
BGIS 2021 will be the first major tournament for over a year and a half. The prize money was set accordingly to meet the expectations of the crowd.
The Battlegrounds Mobile India 2021 series prize pool is a huge ₹ crore. While the winning team will be awarded ₹ 50 lakh, the finalists will receive ₹ 25 lakh and the third team will receive ₹ 10 lakh.
Since the registration process ended on November 28, BGMI officials have started verifying the credentials of registered players, and the tournament is scheduled to start on December 4.
Here is the detailed tournament structure:
Qualifications at stake: In-game qualifiers will be played between teams from across the country in classic matches from December 4-8. Each registered team will have to play 15 team matches each, and only the best 10 team matches will be counted.
Online Qualifications: From December 16 to 30, the online qualifiers will be played in three rounds among the 1,024 qualifying teams from the in-game qualifiers.
This stage of the third round will see 32 invited teams compete against 224 qualified teams. There will be 16 groups at this point, and the top four teams per group will continue.
Quarter-finals: The BGIS 2021 quarter-finals will be played from January 2-5. The 64 teams qualified from the online qualifiers will compete in the quarter-finals.
Semi-finals: The semi-finals will be played from January 7 to 10 among the 24 teams qualified for the quarter-finals.
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Grand finale: The last and most vital stage – the grand final – is to be played from January 13 to 16 among the 16 teams qualified for the semi-finals to present the first champions in front of everyone.