Global Esports wins 2022 Battlegrounds Mobile India Masters Series
The competition, which began on June 24, pitted some of the best teams in the country in addition to invited organizations such as the United States-based Team SoloMid (TSM).
Fighting against all odds, GE had to endure a rough sail in League Stage and finish in the last or 16th place to qualify for the grand finals. The victory was not only deserving but also sent a shockwave to the country’s professional PUBGM scene that the organization is not to be underestimated.
“History has been made, from being the underdog to being accused of foul play and then being labeled as onliners. Well, India’s first televised LAN was the perfect place to silence the haters. Very well played guys! Proven point,” GE wrote.
GE’s underdog story in 2022 BGMI
GE began their BGMI journey in Group A alongside TEAM iNSANE, Team Enigma Forever (TEF), TSM and four other teams. For GE, they appeared optimistic about winning it all after a successful run in The Esports Club – BGMI Invitational Season 4, an A-tier tournament in June this year.
The unexpected series of events took place when GE was unable to get more points and higher group standings position. Both iNSANE and TEF made 85 and 77 points respectively in Week 1 — while GE was only limited to 43 points and ended up in 18th place.
The team had high hopes in Week 2, only to have them end up with zero points. Luckily, their redemption arc would soon begin in the following week as they climb up the standings in Week 3 to ninth place after posting 88 points, which was enough to seed them to the grand finals in 16th place.
In the qualifiers, GE’s 74 points propelled them far up in the standings in the fourth position, leading in front of TEF. The qualifiers were led by Chemin Esports, racking up 104 total points, followed by Team XO’s 93 points, and OG in third with 84. Sure enough, three out of five total final matches were dominated by GE. The team went on to use the early elimination of GodLike to their advantage on the tournament’s final day.
In 20 matches, GE led the final standings with a whopping 201 total points, only a few numbers in front of GodLike’s 197. Despite this, it was too close to comfort for GE but a sad day for GodLike, whose star player Jonathan “Jonathan” Jude Amaral was named MVP after recording 37 kills.
GE was rewarded with $33,353 for finishing first in the tournament, while GodLike was given $18,808 in second place. OG followed the two in third with $13,228.
Tournament runs in 2022
GE started this year strong after back-to-back third-place finishes in THUG Invitational: Season 3 and Chemin Esports Ultimate Showdown in late 2021. The team won two C-tier competitions in March but sustained heavy defeats in two tournaments the following month.
They bounced back in May after winning THUG Invitational: Season 5 and had a slight bump in Battlegrounds Mobile India Pro Series – Season 1 after only finishing fourth. In June, GE won a B-tier tournament, and BGMS in July as the most recent addition to their resume.