Tencent announced in an email today that the winner of Battlegrounds India Series (BGIS) 2021 will receive a direct invitation to the PUBG Mobile Global Championship (PMGC) 2021 grand finals.
The PMGC grand finals will take place from January 21 to 23. Alongside the India invite, top nine and six teams from the PMGC league finals will be featured for east and west respectively. The league finals will be held from January 22-24.
With the BGIS winner, 16 teams will compete for the title of world champion in the PMGC 2021 grand finals. Tencent's esports director previously told Dot Esports that the PMGC finals will take place as a "semi-LAN" event. This means that only a certain number of teams will fly to a different location to eliminate ping differences.
BGIS is an official competition for Battlegrounds Mobile India since its launch in July. The game is a rebranded version of PUBG Mobile after it was banned in the country due to data privacy concerns. Krafton later released the game as Battlegrounds Mobile India.
Online qualifiers for BGIS continue. The top teams will advance to the quarterfinals and semifinals, as well as the 131.000-team finals of the $16 event. The finals will be held on January 13-16 and teams will play a total of 20 matches to decide who will receive the invitation to PMGC, according to Liquipedia.