After a long wait, Krafton launched their flagship battle royale title “PUBG Mobile” in India by rebranding it as Battlegrounds Mobile India. The game crossed 10 Million downloads within 24 hours of launch and became the top-grossing free game in the Indian Google Play charts.
After the ban of PUBG Mobile in India, the Indian esports ecosystem faced a major problem. Many international esports organizations that invested in India paused their Indian operations. One such example is the UK-based Esports organization, Fnatic. They disbanded their roster by releasing their team. Few of them got signed by the UAE-based Esports organization, Galaxy Racer esports.
First Esports event for BGMI is officially announced now.
🛡️ | India Series
💰 | 1 Crore INR (134,000 USD)
Open for all. pic.twitter.com/bBO6wD6dnU
— Madmax | @MGAPlays (@esports_madmax) July 15, 2021
After the official launch of BGMI on Android, Krafton announced the Streamers battle tournament or “The Launch party” which is an invitational tournament featuring the top content creators and esports players of the country. It is a two-day event that was held on the 8th of July and concluded on 9th July 2021. Team Snax emerged as the champions of “The launch party”.
During the Streamers battle tournament, Krafton revealed that they’ll make an announcement on the 15th of July regarding the esports roadmap of Battlegrounds Mobile India. As expected, Krafton revealed the roadmap for the first official BGMI esports tournament which is titled as Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BMIS).
Battlegrounds Mobile India Series is the first open BGMI esports tournament held in India by Krafton. This tournament features a whopping prize pool of 1 crore rupees or $150,000 US Dollars.
Total Prize-pool: ₹1,00,00,000
1st Place (Champion): ₹50,00,000
2nd Place: ₹25,00,000
3rd Place: ₹10,00,000
4th Place: ₹3,00,00
5th Place: ₹2,00,000
6th Place: ₹1,50,000
7th Place: ₹1,00,000
8th Place: ₹90,000
9th Place: ₹80,000
10th Place: ₹70,000
11th Place: ₹60,000
12th Place: ₹50,000
13th Place: ₹40,000
14th Place: ₹30,000
15th Place: ₹20,000
16th Place: ₹10,000
Individual prizes :
THE LONE RANGER: ₹50,000
THE RAMPAGE FREAK: ₹50,000
MOST FINISHES BY A SQUAD: ₹50,000
THE REDEEMER: ₹50,000
Players can register for BMIS via the in-game portal or by visiting the BGMI website. The tournament will be broadcasted on the official youtube channel and the Facebook page of Battlegrounds Mobile India.