India’s Team SouL to compete in PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022
India’s Team SouL has qualified to proceed to the PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022, which is set to be held in August in Saudi Arabia. The tournament is one of the biggest PUBGM professional events, inviting teams around the world to compete in an offline/LAN format.
Prior to receiving the international invitation, Team SouL dominated and won Battlegrounds Mobile India Pro Series Season 1, the first major title wins since their last two years ago.
Team SouL is an Indian-based team comprising popular streamer Naman “MortaL” Mathur, Yash “VipeR” Soni, Akshat “AkshaT” Goel, Sahil “Omega” Jakhar, Harsh “Goblin” Paudwal, and Sohail “Hector” Shaikh. The team’s lineup has always comprised Indian players since the organization was founded.
Team SouL’s stellar performance in BPMS leads to PMWI 2022
Team SouL was a fan favorite in BMPS Season 1. After recording a stellar performance in Week 1 by posting an overall score of 226, the team continued dominating the tournament. The team, which was led by MortaL, defeated contenders, including Team XO and 7Sea Esports.
MortaL and his teammates stole the attention of Indian esports enthusiasts in the first week, but they had to face a great amount of slump in the following week—recording only 124 overall or fewer than Team XO’s 245 and 7Sea’s 125.
Despite the slight slump in the tournament, Team SouL managed to find their way back in the final week of BMPS after the team qualified to enter the finals alongside OREsports, Enigma Gaming, and Global Esports—while XO and 7Sea were forced to wrap the tournament in a disappointing manner.
On June 12, MortaL led the team to win the match that was played in Erangel, defeating the three other final contenders and taking away the major title and first-place prize of $96,015. OREsports trailed in second place ($44,807), followed by Enigma ($44,807), and Global Esports in fourth ($44,807).
The team almost swept the entire player awards in BPMS, only missing Player of the Day 1, which was given to Enigma’s Bhargav “EGGY” Gohil. That being said, Team SouL secured all team awards such as Fan Favorite Team and Most Finishes by Squad.
Team SouL’s history, tournament wins
This year’s BPMS was the second B-Tier tournament Team SouL participated in. Previously, the team only managed to snatch the second position in the Skyesports Grand Slam 2022, which was held in February.
This year seems to be the year Team SouL has been looking for. The team suffered back-to-back 12th positions in two S-Tier tournaments, namely the Peacekeeper Elite Championship 2019 and PUBG Mobile Club Open – Fall Split Global Finals 2019.
It is worth mentioning that MortaL and co. unfortunately had to miss two years of competing in professional PUBGM tournaments after their humiliating finish in 2019, adding to the fact that the majority of events were canceled due to the pandemic.
Regardless, their return to the scene in 2022 has been a blast for the team so far. Without a doubt, the entire country has been cheering for them this year.