GodLike off to a flying start at BGMI Masters: Grand Finals
The BGMI Masters Series has been taking place since June 24th, with the 24 invitees. We are currently in the Grand Finals stage and everything is on the line for the 16 finalists. While the hype behind the tournament in the country is as high as it can. With a Prize pool of Rs. 15,000,000 (around $189,000), there are many eyes on who will be the winner of this tournament. One thing to notice is that this tournament is being broadcasted on Live Tv for the masses. While we will get back to all the unique aspects of the BGMI Masters Tournament here are some of the important details about it.
BGMI is available in India and while many can’t get the game around the world. The game is a similar replica to PUBG Mobile which took the world by storm. This is one of the first tournaments of video gaming that has been broadcasted on Live TV. These are some of the finest players of the battle royal format of the game from the nation. This in turn has caused a lot of noise in the world of esports for the nation. While having quite the backward stand towards video games. Due to the exposure provided by this tournament being broadcasted, it has led to many companies replicating the same with other tournaments and games. Recently there have been tournaments on the game of Valorant but none have had a prize pool similar to BGMI.
Teams and top performers at BGMI Masters Finals
Team selection was done before the start of the event, yet still led to a lot of discussions about the teams who didn’t get an offer. Many didn’t know that there was a tournament to decide the teams who would be a part of this tournament. Since then, there have been over 2 weeks of immense battle royal gameplay for the fans to watch on their desired platforms.
For the last two weeks, there have been scores kept on a match-per-match basis. With the help of this from the 24 teams who were invited the bottom 4 were removed every week. As a result, 8 teams have been eliminated from the tournament who are:-
- Team XSpark
- Rivalry Esports
- Marcos Gaming
- 7Sea Esports
- R Esports
- Hyderabad Hydras
If you notice there is one particular name which would have caught your eye and that is TSM. Their performance has been sub-par in every aspect. It seems the entire TSM vs GodLike lawsuit is having an impact on team performance. Due to their winning ways previous to this tournament, many had expected them to be in the Top 10.
Currently, these are the top 16 teams who have made it to the Grand Finals with the previously stated points system.
- Team XO
- Chemin Esports
- Skylightz Gaming
- OR Esports
- GodLike Esports
- Team INsane Esports
- Enigma Gaming
- Nigma Galaxy
- Team Soul
- Blind Esports
- Team Enigma Forever
- Revenant Esports
- FS Esports
- Global Esports
The above teams are in order of their current standing within the tournament. One name who has caught everyone off guard is Team XO due to their immense performances. While Global Esports has had one of their worse runs as a team in a tournament. Due to the name value and wins under their name in the past BGMI tournaments, they were the favourites to win it all. Currently, in the tournament, GE just escaped elimination by 5 points. The team haven’t either one game in the 20 games they were a part of.
GodLike started Finals week flying
GodLike started the Finals openers with a solid kill record and decent placements across the first six games. one has to keep in mind that they have the third-highest finishes on 137. While many would state that due to their restlessness one might not finish first but on the contrary, we have seen a mix of both passive and aggression from them. Currently, they have 2 chicken dinners to their name which is the lowest in the top 7. With another 20 rounds to go before the champions are crowned, there is a high chance they could cover the 103 points between them and Team XO.
There are multiple teams to watch in the tournament currently. Team XO netted their 6th Chicken Dinner overall. Not forgetting that 3 of them were back to back on different maps. They have been quite aggressive in their playing style not holding back and gathering 147 finishes. The other team is Global Esports who had a very slow start to this event and barely made Finals. Yet, when it matters most the team is netting points hard, thanks to superior positioning and some solid rotations in the mid game.
Next to GodLike these two teams are likely going all the way.