Garena postpones first week of CGI

Published March 12, 2021, 5:41 PM

by Jeremiah Sevilla

Photo from Garena Call of Duty Mobile Facebook page 

NRX Jeremiah 29:11 and Nifty Ultra Anarchy will need to wait before getting back to action as the organizers postponed the first week of the Call of Duty Mobile Garena Invitational (CGI) a few hours before the first set of matches on Friday, March 12, in Taiwan. 

No clear reason was provided. 

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, a postponement has to be made to the first week schedule of CGI. An updated schedule will be announced as soon as possible,” the CGI Regional Committee said in a statement posted on the verified Facebook page of Garena CODM. 

“The CGI Regional Committee apologize to all affected parties for the short notice and any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your continued support and aim to bring you the updates soon,” it added. 

NRX, the winner of the CODM World Championship Garena qualifiers last year, was scheduled to take on Resurgence of Malaysia for its first game at 10 p.m.

On the other hand, Philippines Championship winner NU Anarchy was supposed to face Almighty (formerly Divinity.Uprising) of Singapore at 9 p.m.

Two other games pitting Almighty against Taiwan’s Raptors.DNS at 7 p.m. and Resurgence versus Indonesia’s DG Esports at 8 p.m. were also called off. 

Staking a $40,000 (nearly P2 million) prize pool, the CGI features the eight best teams from the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan under an offline setup that is scheduled to run until April 4.

 
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