“We’re Way Behind the Global Competition” says Scout on his PMWI Experience

“We're Way Behind the Global Competition” says Scout on his PMWI Experience

The PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) 2022 has concluded and it was Vampire Esports from Thailand that dominated the main event and afterparty showdown of the tournament. The champions of different regions participated and showcased intense matches throughout the tournament. When it comes to India, Team Soul and 7Sea Esports got the chance to represent the country at the PUBG Mobile World Invitational 2022.

Team Soul played the main event and finished its journey on the 11th position in the overall standings, while 7Sea Esports played the Afterparty Showdown and acquired 9th position. Tanmay “Scout” Singh who played for 7Sea Esports shared his PMWI experience in a recent YouTube livestream. He said that India is way behind the current global competition in PUBG Mobile Esports.

You can’t beat global lobbies without practicing against them

Scout made his international comeback after two years at the PUBG Mobile World Invitational (PMWI) 2022 and still managed to win the fan favorite award. In a recent livestream, Scout shared his experience of playing against the best global teams in PMWI. He said that it was a great learning experience for Indian teams while competing against the global teams out there.

“It was a great learning experience for us as we got to know about how the competition has evolved at the global stage. We used to think that it would not be that hard but this tournament has made us realize that we’re way behind the global competition,” said Scout.

Scout further mentioned that Krafton needs to bring global matchmaking in Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) whenever the game gets unblocked.

“Unless we get global matchmaking back in the game, we won’t be able to compete against the global teams. No matter how good we are in India, we just can’t beat them without practicing in global lobbies,” said Scout.

Scout also said that most players in India don’t know the exact meaning of grind, they usually think that doing practice drills in the training ground is equivalent to the grind. Meanwhile players at the global level use training grounds just to adjust the gaming controls and sensitivity.

Before the PUBG Mobile ban in the country, Indian teams used to perform considerably better at the global level. Whether it was OR Esports or TSM-Entity in the PUBG Mobile World League (PMWL) 2020, Indian teams marked their presence against the best teams in the east region. It would be interesting to see whether Krafton brings global matchmaking if BGMI gets unblocked in India.


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