The Group Stage of PMCO Fall Split 2020 is scheduled to start tomorrow in India, after a robust Online Qualifier that was opened for everyone. In this stage, the winners of the Online Qualifier along with the invited teams would fight for the ticket to the semi-finals rounds.

How many cheaters were banned?

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Banned and Disqualified is pretty much overkill - as they can't play if their account is already banned

In an announcement, PUBG Mobile's developers revealed that this tournament has one of the highest recorded registration numbers of the game's history, and maybe even Esports history, with over eighty thousand teams signed up. With each team being 4-5 people, you are looking at about 320-400 thousand gamers from all over the world. This alone speaks volumes about PUBG Mobile's success.

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PUBG Mobile's esports scene has grown to an unprecedented level

Afterward, they added that amongst those teams, the anti-cheat system of PUBG Mobile has detected 531 teams with cheaters and has punished them accordingly (permanently banned from playing and disqualified). The list of banned teams is not revealed to the public, however.

All the banned teams were detected automatically by the system - it is very likely that they are using cheats that modify the game's files, which is the easiest to be recognized cheat.

About tomorrow's Group Stage format:

32 teams would be divided into 4 groups playing for 6 days. The top 24 would advance into the next round while the bottom 8 would be eliminated. Below is the list of invited teams for the Group Stage. They were the 10-16th position of PMCO Spring 2020.

The invited teams for the Group Stage

The event is likely to begin in the afternoon or evening - streamed live on PUBG Mobile's official YouTube account. Interested in more of our articles related to PUBG Mobile? Please check out this post to find out more about the Desert Eagle in PUBG Mobile.