How Bigetron RA, former Champions, failed to qualify for the PMGC 2022?

Bigetron Red Aliens (RA) won’t be seen in action at the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2022. After being one of the most dominant teams in the 2019 and 2020 seasons, the fan-favorite Indonesian team have only been a glimmer of its former glory for the past two years.

Bigetron RA fail to qualify for the PMGC 2022

Bigetron, just like other professional teams around the world, had two ways to qualify for the PMGC 2022. One was through the regional Pro League.

To qualify, Bigetron had to get the highest points across both seasons (Spring and Fall) of the PMPL Indonesia in 2022. The team were in contention for that spot after having a consistent performance throughout the spring and fall seasons.

Bigetron RA Roster

Bigetron RA’s present roster (Image credits: Bigetron RA)

However, it was ultimately Alter Ego Limax who managed to qualify for the PMGC 2022. They accumulated 1423 points across both seasons. Bigetron RA were only 87 points behind in second place with 1336 points.

Despite this disappointment, Bigetron had another way of making it to the PMGC. This was through the PMPL SEA Championship. They did not have the best outing in the PMPL Indonesia Finals and could only qualify for the SEA Championship’s Play-Ins stage after coming in sixth place.

Only the top three teams from the Play-Ins had slots in the PMPL SEA Championship. Here also, Bigetron RA only had glimpses of their past performance and couldn’t maintain consistency.

They finished in fifth place with only one chicken dinner from 12 matches. This loss effectively puts the 2019 world champions out of the PMGC 2022.

Going from the best in the world to not qualifying for the PMGC 2022

Bigetron RA have been dominating ever since the organization’s entry into PUBG Mobile back in 2018. While they had several roster changes in the initial stages of the team, the one that stuck consisted of the legendary twins Luxxy and Zuxxy, Microboy, and Ryzen.

Bigetron RA's previous roster consisting of (from left to right) Microboy, Luxxy, Zuxxy, and Ryzen

Bigetron RA’s previous roster consisting of (from left to right) Microboy, Luxxy, Zuxxy, and Ryzen (Image credits: Tencent)

This is the team that powered Bigetron to glory at the PMCO 2019 Fall Split Global Finals to become the world champions. They kept up this dominant performance in 2020 by winning the PMPL Indonesia and the first-ever World League (PMWL).

They also won the fall split of the SEA Championship last year but faltered a bit in the PMGC 2020 to finish in fifth place. Despite the strong performance, this is when Microboy left the team to join EVOS Esports. It seems like something went down behind the scenes as well because Bigetron RA had initially announced that Microboy was retiring but the player later joined their main rival at that time.

After this, the team’s performance started to drop. They came in second in the following season of the PMPL Indonesia and a low eighth in the SEA Championship. The World Invitational (PMWI) saw the team come in eighth place. The lowest point for the team came during the PMGC 2021 League Stage, though, after they finished last and couldn’t qualify for the finals.

Since then, Bigetron RA hasn’t managed one top-three finish in any major official or third-party tournament.

The failure to qualify for the PMGC 2022 now leaves Bigetron with about six months before the 2023 season begins to re-strategize and figure out what went wrong. Some roster changes could also be on the horizon.