2022 was a turbulent year for the popular mobile title, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) which the Indian Government banned in July under section 69A of the Indian IT Act.
Despite this, the game achieved a lot of success in the first half of the year, delivering some epic tournaments within the country, one of which was even broadcasted on a television network.
Taking a walk down memory lane, here are some of the events that appeared on the list of most searched PUBG Mobile/ BGMI tournaments globally on Liquipedia in 2022.
Here are the most searched BGMI tournaments of 2022
Lately, there have been no official BGMI tournaments with Krafton focussing all its efforts on resolving issues that have prohibited the game from functioning within India.
However, the first half of 2022 featured multiple exciting tournaments like Indian championships to crown the best team in the country, multiple competitions that took place on LAN, and even a live broadcast on television.
The above list contains a lot of international PUBG Mobile tournaments and removing them will result in a list of the most searched BGMI events that took place within India last year.
BGMI Masters Series (BGMS)
BGMS was the first-ever mobile esports tournament that was broadcasted live on television. It was livestreamed on one of the most popular sports channel within India – Star Sports, where all the 24 directly invited teams faced each other in an offline studio setup.
This event took place on a whole different scale as the game was presented to a wider scale of audience, receiving mostly positive reviews, while offering a massive INR 1,52,50,000.
BGMI India Pro Series Season 1 (BMPS)
This was an official tournament that was organized by Krafton and was part of the annual esports circuit for the mobile title. All the 24 teams competing in this tournament had qualified through the BMOC, which was the first stage qualifier event.
It featured a total prize pool of INR 2,00,00,000 which was split between the top 16 teams on the basis of their overall placement.
BGMI India Open Challenge (BMOC)
This was the qualifier tournament where teams through the open qualifier were mixed with those that were handed direct invites. A massive pool of 64 participants was divided into four groups of 16 teams each and the top six teams from each group qualified ahead to the next round.
It is certainly a great sight to see three Indian tournaments pop up on a global list which consists of international events like PMGC 2022, PMWI 2022, 31st SEA Games, PEL Spring, PEL Summer, and many other tournaments of similar stature.