Four Teams Disqualified From PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021
PUBG Mobile has already had its big grand finale of the 2020 season with the Global Championship and is already looking to starting the next season for this year. But before the season can begin with the upcoming PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021, Tencent and PUBG Mobile Esports are raising the ban hammer.
PUBG Mobile Esports Discovers Cheating Teams
Before the PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021 can truly get underway this season, PUBG Mobile Esports is making sure that the competition will be as fair as possible for fans and players alike. As part of this, it has been investigating the competition per usual.
But as part of its typical investigations into the competition to ensure that it is of the highest quality and fairness, some violators have cheated for the current tournaments and matches happening officially.
This is a significant issue if cheaters are allowed to participate in the PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021 and other events, so the organization has ensured that this will no longer continue, at least with certain teams. In the investigation, it was discovered that there are cheating players on some teams.
Those teams that have cheating players have been disqualified from the PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021 event, effective immediately. Even if not all of the team players cheated, the entire group would not continue playing in the event.
Four Teams Across Different Regions Have Cheated
Those four teams are actually in four different regions regarding the PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021. The first of these is the European wildcard team that has come into the competition as more of a dark horse of sorts: DarkKnock.
That team is out of the running for the competition from now on as they are immediately banned from the PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021 moving forward. The second team that is now gone from the event is from the North America region, and this one is TeamMvrk.
The third team comes from the United Kingdom region of the PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021. They are known as Kurd Man, who will also be disqualified immediately. And last but not least, there is a Turkey team known as FLBV who has been disqualified from this spring competition.
Those four teams — DarkKnock, TeamMvrk, Kurd Man, and FLBV — have been removed from the competition in their respective regions and will no longer have a chance to earn prizes and so on from it. As for why these teams were disqualified, it comes down to the cheating that some of the players did.
Cheaters Were Using Third-Party Software
While it wasn’t made clear if all of the players from those teams were guilty of cheating in the competition, it has been discovered that at least one player from each team did. They were cheating using third-party software that is banned from any competition.
That is not allowed in the slightest as it would give the team an advantage over the other teams that compete. It even implies that the team might not qualify for the competition on their own with just their skills alone.
I interpret this as they weren’t confident that they could even qualify for the event fairly and securely. This decision to disqualify these teams may have come a little late, though, as it comes as we now enter the PUBG Mobile Club Open Spring Split 2021.
Presumably, a cheater who does it once is highly likely to do it again. If they are cheating now, there is no doubting that some of them ikely cheated in the past for the qualifiers and potentially other ones before that.
PUBG Mobile Esports Is Not Replacing the Empty Spots in the Club Open
It does seem odd that the cheating was caught just now in this high-profile event that is happening and not earlier on. Fortunately, the event officials have finally discovered it, but the unfortunate thing is how the organization is handling it.
What is odd about this situation is that Tencent and the PUBG Mobile Esports organization will not be replacing the teams that have left their respective regions. Instead, the Club Open event will continue with just the remaining teams left in the event.
This is an odd way of handling it, as the next best team could have been brought in to take their place and have their chance to win a fair share of the prizes, especially since they will likely have more of a right to be there anyway.
After all, if these four teams cheated before this to qualify for this event and other ones, they likely wouldn’t be there if they had played fairly. So, the next best four teams would have likely been there in their place. They should have been given a chance to compete, too.
But for now, it seems that the esports organization is dedicated to improving the tools used to maintain a fair and competitive environment. The organization thanks the community for reporting issues like cheating from official teams.
If you know of any possible cheating and other unfair situations that have occurred professionally in PUBG Mobile, be sure to reach out with proof. We have already seen some video clips and other reports on the tweet announcing this decision.