PUBG Mobile has grown into a major esports title in the mobile gaming industry. Its tournaments have increased a lot in the past few years and for the first time, an unprecedented incident has occurred in the history of PUBG Mobile. Three players from Loops Esports held a rally at the final match of PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020.
PUBG Mobile Global Championship
PUBG Mobile Global Championship, or PMGC, is an annual esports tournament that organized by PUBG Corporation, the developers of PUBG Mobile. The tournament features the best PUBG Mobile players from around the world, who compete against each other for a chance to win the grand prize. The tournament is divided into three stages:
- the league stage
- the semi-finals
- the grand finals
The league stage is a round-robin format, where teams compete against each other over the course of several weeks. The top teams then advance to the semi-finals, where they compete in a single-elimination format. The top teams from the semi-finals then advance to the grand finals, where they compete for the grand prize.
What had happened
PUBG Mobile Global Championship is the pinnacle of PUBG Mobile e-sports with a total prize pool of up to $2 million. This tournament is very prestigious, where teams from all over the world have gathered to show off their prowess.
One of the teams, Loops Esports went through a rough patch with some internal issues and this led to a mini-game protest for the first time in PUBG Mobile history.
PMGC hosted the final super weekend and in the final match of the entire tournament stage, three players from Loops Esports split from their fourth man and entered a Church in the map Erangel where they sat did nothing. The player from RRQ Athena spotted them and easily got three kills without any resistance.
The fourth player on their team is in another part of the map, playing a casual game. This means that there is something odd in this scenario, and PUBGM TV BR posted a statement about this stating that this public display is a “protest to an internal matter”.
“HISTORICAL PROTEST! today, during the last match of the PMGC League, 3 Loops Esports players fell into a ruined church building, and gathered close to the center they did not throw the fall in protest at the departure of their former captain “DadiN” and also the internal problems that happened within the organization.
Caiowski, Gxlden, and Federal go down in history today when they held the first protest ever made at PUBG MOBILE world championships, there had never been a protest during matches until today. Carrilho did not join the other teammates and played the solo game.
Loops Esports players were eliminated by an RRQ Athena player and offered no resistance, some of them even had no weapons. Loops mathematically had no chance of going up or down the table, regardless of the result of the last fall, Loops would be in 6th place in the PMGC League, see this, the players decided to demonstrate their support to their former teammate in protest.”
Besides, Dadin was the Captain of Loops Esports, who parted ways with the team on bad terms during the tournament. While the exact reason for this action not stated, his teammates were not very happy about this decision of their organization. As a result, the team had to continue without Dadin and on the last day of the Tournament period, players expressed their disapproval through this action.
In fact, the explicit details of this action not stated by Loops Esports or its players. The internal issues with this team were widely known and taking such an action made them the first team in PUBG Mobile esports history to ever protest at the global stage.
The Loops Esports ‘ protest at the PMGC was a controversial and divisive moment in the PUBG Mobile community. While some supported the team’s decision to speak out against what they saw as unfair treatment, others advocate their actions as unprofessional and damaging to the integrity of the game.
Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it’s clear that there are still concerns about the fairness of PUBG Mobile and other competitive games. As the esports industry continues to grow and evolve, it will be important for tournament organizers and game developers to take steps to address these issues and ensure that all players are competing on a level playing field.