PUBG Mobile Spring Split 2021 Disqualifies 18 More Teams From the Club Open


by in PUBG Mobile | Feb, 22nd 2021

It looks like the PUBG Mobile Spring Split 2021 will be one of the strangest competitions that the mobile battle royale game has ever had to date. Tencent is cracking down and investigating the various teams competing, and that number of teams is dwindling considerably. 

18 More Teams Have Been Disqualified From the PUBG Mobile Spring Split 2021


The official PUBG Mobile Esports Twitter account posted over the weekend shows more teams from the current PUBG Mobile Spring Split 2021 group stages that have been removed from the competition, effective immediately and ensuring that the number of teams is a lot less now. 

Tencent revealed that the PUBG Mobile Spring Split 2021 will have a whopping 18 teams less than it had before this announcement in the competition. Not all 18 teams come from the same region as each other but rather across various Club Open events. 

To make things crazier, when we started writing this post, there were only nine new teams that had been disqualified from the event across the weekend, but nine more were removed from the competition today while we were working on this post. 

This is a massive number of teams to be disqualified, especially compared to the relatively small number of four teams removed last week. This makes the PUBG Mobile Spring Split 2021 sound like it has been rife with cheating and other issues. 

Full List of the 18 Disqualified Teams


Of the 18 teams that have been disqualified from the PUBG Mobile Spring Split 2021 Club Open event, an unbelievable 11 of them are from Pakistan and will no longer be competing in the event, nor will they have their points count on the leaderboard that they competed in.

Of the remaining seven recently disqualified teams, five of them are from the Wildcard part of the competition and the other two come from Bangladesh. You can find the full list of the 18 teams who have been disqualified from the Club Open event below: 

  • ARS Sinisters
  • CNC GenocideX
  • The Rusher
  • The Smoker
  • MPGXEsports
  • KOF97
  • K9999
  • Fyme Esports
  • KODXROG
  • C4Gaming
  • The Royals
  • Team RetributionX110
  • Team Ghazi
  • Inimicalsxblist
  • E-Sports Nation
  • Team Arkadians
  • Knockout
  • Destroyer Esports

And that long list of teams from across the world will no longer be participating in the Club Open Spring event this year as they have been removed from the event for various reasons. Though the four initial teams that were removed had a single similar reason for the removal, these differ depending on their violations.

Why the Wildcard and Bangladesh Teams Were Removed


Let’s start with the only two Bangladesh teams that were disqualified from the event this spring. Interestingly enough, they all were disqualified from the event for the same reason for those two teams. They are both guilty of using third-party software in the competition.

Using third-party software is unlikely to be allowed in an esports event like this one as it could potentially give the team an unfair advantage in the matches. It has not been revealed what software they used, but we imagine that it made the game unfair. 

From there, we come to the five Wildcard teams that were removed from the competition and will no longer have their newfound chance to compete in the event. The reason for this one has nothing to do with necessarily cheating or using other software here. 

Instead, all five teams are guilty of having a player and/or the entire team residing in a location that is not where they are supposed to be. This essentially means that they have a player or everyone on the team not living in the region they are competing in and are supposed to live in currently to qualify for the event. 

Why the Other Teams Were Removed


From there, we come to KODXROG who was disqualified for the same reason as the last five teams in which they had a player or whole team that did not meet the residential requirements for the event. As for Fyme Esports, they have a unique case of having a player or the whole team participating in more than one region, which is not allowed.

From there, we come to the Pakistan teams of C4Gaming and The Royals. Both were removed from the event because they were playing with a suspended player on their roster. This is a situation that could have been easily avoided by having a different player play instead. 

As for Team Retribution, though, they were disqualified for not following the security ruleset measurements as they were supposed to. This one is oddly worded. We aren’t sure what security measurements they didn’t follow, but we imagine it could be something like not doing two-factor authentication or another feature that confirms who you are.

As for the final six Pakistan teams listed above, all six of them were removed from the event to do the same thing: trying to bypass the anti-cheat app for the event. They were essentially trying to cheat and were caught and now face the punishment for doing so. 

That is the same reason that the initial four teams were disqualified from the PUBG Mobile Spring Split 2021 event last week. They were caught trying to cheat using third-party software in the mobile battle royale game to get an edge over the other teams in their respective regions. 

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