Nine eSports teams banned from the PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split
By Bob Garcia
A total of 13 teams have been kicked out in the past week over cheating allegations
Last week, four teams were disqualified from the PUBG Mobile Club Open (PMCO) 2021 Spring Split, and now it’s been recently announced by PUBG Mobile Experts that nine more have also been disqualified. As part of the reason why, for ARS Sinisters and CNC GenocideX, Bangladesh’s teams, were disqualified for using unauthorized third-party software. Participating from more than one region and not meeting the residential requirements were the main reason why FYME ESPORT AND KODXROG, from Pakistan, were disqualified, respectively.
The maximum number of teams going through this embarrassing situation were from the Wildcard South Asia region since the residential requirements were not fulfilled. The five teams were, K9999, The Rusher, KOF97, MGPXEsports and The Smokers, who were a fan favorite on Day 4. Seven teams and two players were earlier banned by PUBG Mobile Esports since they were also using third-party applications, and using multiple identifications.
It’s been stated that these teams won’t be replaced in their respective PMCOs, meaning that the competitions will move forward with fewer teams.
Currently, the group stages of the PMCO 2021 are going on for the different regions, and each region has a total of 32 teams. The top teams from the PMCOs will qualify for the Pro Leagues (PMPL), and as part of the schedule, the group stages are expected to end tomorrow, leaving the top 16 squads to move forward to the regional finals.
PUBG shared in a statement, “In our regular investigation to fight cheaters and provide fair competition in our official tournaments, players in the following teams were found to be using prohibited third-party software. As this is a clear violation of our code of conduct, the teams have been disqualified from the tournament. The teams will not be replaced, and the PMCO will continue as planned with the remaining teams.”