BGMI ESPL 2 Finals: The first round of Invitational Qualifiers of the second edition of ESports Premier League is finally over. After…
BGMI ESPL 2 Finals: The first round of Invitational Qualifiers of the second edition of ESports Premier League is finally over. After two weeks of intense battle, Team Revenge Esports emerged winners, while True Rippers and Entity bagged the second and third spots respectively to book their spots in the ESPL LAN Finals.
Besides, Team Reckoning and Walkouts comprehensively secured fourth and fifth positions respectively to seal their berths in the ESPL LAN Finals. The top 16 of India’s highly talented teams participated in the first invitational round from 9 to 17 July, playing a total of 20 matches each. The round witnessed multiple enthralling matches between these top teams.
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What happened in BGMi ESPL 2 Invitational 1
Revenge Esports, winners of PUBG Mobile India Tour (PMIT) 2019, finished at the top of the leaderboard with a total of 230 points (Finish Points – 99 + Placement Points – 131) and 4 Winner Winner Chicken Dinners (WWCD). Star assaulter Akshay of Revenge was the top performer on the final day with 44 finishes as well as the top fragger overall in the first invitational round.
True Rippers, who finished third in the MediaTek BGMI Gaming Masters last year, secured second place with 216 points (Finish Points – 95 + Placement Points – 121).
Entity bagged third with 200 points (Finish Points – 97 + Placement Points – 103). The Mumbai-based esports team had previously managed to win the Mafia Cup in 2019 and the PUBG Mobile Club Open – Fall Split: South Asia.
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Reckoning Esports, who parted ways with their previously successful BGMI roster earlier this year, contested with their new lineup and were at the top after an outstanding performance in Week 1. However, they failed to sustain their performance in Week 2 and fell to 10th place to secure fourth overall with 182 points (Finish Points – 83 + Placement Points – 99).
Team Walkouts were the final team to make it to the LAN Finals after collecting 169 points (Finish Points – 67 + Placement Points – 102). They were level on points with Gravity Esports but finished above as they bagged three WWCDs compared to Gravity’s two.
ESPL Director reacts
“After the Open Qualifiers, we were happy to see the top teams fight so fiercely in the first round of Invitational Qualifiers. These teams raised the level of competition as most of them have been successful in the past in various other tournaments. This attracts a lot of viewers eager to see their favorite teams and players in action. I wish all of these 5 teams the very best and will be looking forward to seeing them play against the other qualified teams in the LAN Finals.” said Vishwalok Nath, director of ESPL after the Invitational 1 results.
The league features two separate stages in the initial phase — online qualifiers and invitational qualifiers — to shortlist the top 16 teams. The Online Qualifiers saw two underdog teams; GOG Esports and Dragon Esports make it to the LAN finals in what was their first major competition appearance.
The second phase of invitational qualifiers is already underway since July 18 and will end on July 27. The final 8 teams will progress to the Finals from this round of invitational qualifiers.
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BGMI ESPL 2 Finals Streaming Details
Esports fans can also watch the BGMI action live on India’s leading streaming platform, LOCO, the exclusive digital broadcast partner for ESPL Edition 2. The tournament organizer has also signed Ishq FM as the exclusive radio partner for the ongoing competition.
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