BMSD 2022 Day 1 Live: The opening night of the Battlegrounds Mobile India Showdown 2022, kicked off with all its might. After six breathtaking matches across three different maps, Orange Rock Esports has prevailed as the table topper from day 1 with 80 points. However, Team XO is breathing down their neck at second place with 77 points.
But these two are far from safe from Hyderabad Hydras who is in third place with 71 points. All the 24 teams have been divided into three groups – A, B, and C, where all the teams had played four matches each. The winner of this tournament will earn an invite to PMWI 2022 Afterparty Showdown. Here are the excerpts of all the matches of Day 1. For future Battlegrounds, and Mobile India updates, follow InsideSport.IN.
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BMSD Day 1 Summary
The opening game of the competition was played between Group A and Group B on the Erangle map. Team Soul and Team Orangutan featured in titanic battle on numerous occasions previously, and this time Team SouL was sent packing by Orangutan. The final circle featured Hyderabad Hydras, OR Esports, Reckoning Esports, and Team Kinetic. All four players took on Reckoning and wiped them out with ease while two of OR Esports finished Kinetic to form a 4v2 battle. Hyderabad Hydras made the most of numerical superiority as they finished Aditya and Aaru to clinch the WWCD. Here are the match rankings of the first match.
The second match of the day was a repeat of the first match but on the Miramar map. With a dangerous and overly large playground to survive in, every team was too cautious to take any chance in early fights. Once again fan-favorite Team SouL was shown the exit door as they failed yet again. Orangutan Esports with a perfect high ground advantage also got favored by the zone and secured the chicken dinner effortlessly.GODLike and Autobotz Esports tried to put resistance but failed to do so.
Group C teams featured in the third match of the day for the first time as they played with Group C on the Sanhok map. OR Esports looked in sublime touch from the get-go and they were aiming for the back-to-back chicken dinners in the third match. Team XO final got into the groove as they maneuvered the zone. In the final circle, they also had an advantage over OR Esports but failed to utilize the opportunity. Meanwhile, four players of OR wasted no time and finished XO to clinch back-to-back chicken dinner.
Back to Erangel for the fourth match of the day, all teams of Group B and Group C were looking to collect much-needed points. However, things were not going well for the fan-favorite Team SouL as they went out first with yet another horror display. OR Esports failed for the first time as they managed to get only 1 point. The game had a fitting end as 3v3 took center stage between Team XO and Hyderabad Hydras. The latter found themselves in a brilliant position and they made the most out of it with perfect throwables and sprays clinching chicken dinner with ease.
The fifth match of the day was played between Group A and Group C on the Miramar Map. With Team B sitting out due to group divisions, other groups had an opportunity to climb up spots. Team GODLike had good outings on this map but had to settle for a mid-table finish. It was a thrilling contest between Team Hydra and Skylightz Gaming to end the match and the latter delivered a perfect finish to clinch the WWCD.
The final match of the day featured all teams from Group A and C looking forward to a huge points leap to end the day. However, it was a match of surprise with all popular teams going out early. Team INS and Nigma Galaxy who went missing in their opening matches found themselves in a concluding battle. With numerical superiority, Team INS found the perfect balance to finish Nigma Galaxy and claim WWCD.
Just like the BGMS, OR Esports are dominating the early stages of the competition as they top the leaderboard after the end of day 1 with 80. Following them are Team XO and Hyderabad Hydras with 77 and 71 points respectively. Meanwhile, Team SouL had disappointing outings throughout the day as they are placed at 23rd position.
BMSD Day 2 Live streaming details
All matches of BMSD will be live streamed on the official Youtube channel of Battlegrounds Mobile India Esports. Viewers can watch the Day 2 matches live at 4 PM IST.
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