The disqualified teams used equipment not permitted in the tournament, such as emulators or external controllers. They also violated the “Ringing” rule, which prohibits players from playing under another player’s account or Gamertag.
Section 6.2.4 of the BGIS rulebook states: “Playing under another player’s account or Gamer Tag, or soliciting or inducing someone else to play a match under another player’s account or Gamer Tag, is prohibited.”
Section 4.1 of the rulebook states: “Players can only employ mobile phones or approved handheld devices to play in this BGIS event.”
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The disqualified teams have been removed from the tournament and their results have been forfeited. They will also be ineligible to participate in future BGIS events.
Krafton has taken these actions to ensure the integrity of the BGIS 2023 tournament. The company is committed to providing a fair and competitive environment for all players.
The disqualifications have come as a surprise to many in the BGMI community. Some players have expressed their disappointment on social media, while others have welcomed the move as a necessary step to uphold the rules of the tournament.
The BGIS 2023 is the biggest BGMI tournament of the year. The prize pool for the tournament is INR 2 crore. The tournament is being held in two phases: the In-Game Qualifiers and the Online Qualifiers. The top 16 teams from the Online Qualifiers will advance to the Grand Finals.
The Round 1 In-Game Qualifiers and Online Qualifiers are now complete. The second round of the Online Qualifiers will take place from September 7 to September 10.
The disqualifications of these teams is a setback for them, but it is also a reminder to all players to abide by the rules of the tournament. Krafton has made it clear that it will not tolerate any violations of the rules.