Team SOUL’s own IG-Mortal would now be taking a break from competitive eSports events to focus more on streaming. Mortal’s replacement, in Team SOUL, would be ScOut (aka SCOUT) who was earlier with TeamIND. Would this replacement turn out to be a shot-in-the-arm for Team SOUL who were expected to lift the coveted PUBG Mobile Star Challenge (PMSC 2019) mini-series trophy? It would certainly be glad, from an Indian eSports – PUBG enthusiast point of view if in case SCOUT joins his forces completely with the remaining members of Team SOUL so as to get India realistically to a PUBG tournament triumph.
Now, PUBG Mobile enthusiasts have only been hoping to see India come out on tops at major PUBG events. India have come realistically close to this achievement on two consecutive occasions – at the PUBG Mobil Club Open (PMCO 2019) and the most recent PMSC 2019 mini-series. IG Mortal has been integral to Team SOUL’s successes at the former. He even bagged the coveted PMCO 2019 website fan favourite player of the year award. Now, with him gone from SOUL, there would be a certain void which only an expert PUBG loyalist could fill. SCOUT seemingly looks perfect for this role.
Hence, it does not hurt to be optimistic about India’s chances/prospects at future PUBG Mobile events – especially the global ones. Remember that more than financial incentives (and winnings), global fame matters most to the relatively emerging eSports Indian domain. As far as India’s performance in the most recent PMSC 2019 is concerned, India’s own Dynamo Gaming won maximum fan votes out of all content creators/streamers (individual). This has been a positive. Also, a breakout performance was delivered by Kronten Gaming whose “kill-skills” are unmissable. These are potentially stepping stones if India is to stand at the podium to be crowned champions at major global PUBG Mobile events and even other platforms.