Krafton India Esports has extended its strict enforcement of tournament rules by disqualifying an additional 54 teams from the Battlegrounds Mobile India Series 2023 (BGIS). This follows the disqualification of 155 teams just days ago. Additionally, Krafton annonced this decision just one day before the start of BGIS 2023 Round 3 of the tournament.
Why Did Krafton Disqualify 54 More Teams From BGIS 2023?
Similar to the earlier disqualification, Krafton disqualified the teams, from the recent disqualification wave, due to violations of the BGIS Rulebook, specifically Sections 6.2.4 and 4.1, along with the BGIS Code of Conduct. These rules are in place to ensure a level playing field and maintain the integrity of the competition.
Section 6.2.4 of the BGIS Rulebook unequivocally prohibits “Ringing”. This term refers to the act of playing under another player’s account or Gamertag or inducing someone else to do so. Such actions not only compromise the integrity of the competition but also create an uneven playing field, which is against the spirit of esports.
Moreover, Section 4.1 of the BGIS Rulebook, dealing with “Player Equipment,” is equally explicit. It allows players to participate in tournaments or official competitions only on mobile phones or approved handheld devices. The usage of peripheral devices without explicit approval from Tournament Officials is strictly prohibited. This includes tablets, adapters, controllers, Bluetooth keyboards, and mice. Additionally, the rulebook prohibits players from using emulators to play on a PC or any other non-handheld device.
Imapct of Disqualification Wave on BGIS 2023
The latest wave of disqualifications comes after BGIS 2023 Round 2 and just one day before Round 3. With 54 more teams disqualified, the tournament has seen a significant reduction in the number of participating teams. A total of 256 teams were slated to compete in Round 3, but after the disqualification, only 202 teams have left.
This disqualification serves as a reminder of the importance of adhering to the rules set forth by TOs. The rules governing fair play, equipment usage, and player conduct exist to create a level playing field and ensure the integrity of the competition.