With the much-anticipated and successful Esports title launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) in the Indian market, the launch party of the exclusive Indian game surprised all with the total number of views going past the 25-million mark throughout the entirety of the launch party across all platforms. Country’s eighteen prominent gamers, content creators and known personalities in the world of Esports came up with their exclusive squad and became the part of this virtual launch party which was held on July 8-9, 2021.
While accumulating the numbers, 97,19,493 and 79,14,400 views came on the first and second day respectively across Hindi and English language on BGMI’s official YouTube channel, the engagement throughout the launch party proved the potential of the game as well as it lived up to the hype created in the whole Esports and gaming community.
Some of the country’s prominent content creators were featured in the BGMI launch party tournament, led by 18 squad captains—Dynamo, Kronten, Mortal, Ghatak, Shreeman Legend, Maxtern, Gaming Guru, Classified YT, Antaryami, Alpha Clasher, K18, Snax, Sangwan, Godnixon, Ronak, Jonathan, Bandookbaaz and Clash Universe. This ultimate stand-off showcased in-game skills of India’s finest gamers and Hindi casters Animesh ‘Thug’ Agarwal and Ocean Sharma with their host Varun Thakur and English casters Icybaby12, Experiment, FYXS with their host Super Jonny was very enthralled to see their favourite streamers back in the action after a gap of several months. The launch party tournament was live-streamed on the Battlegrounds Mobile India’s Facebook and YouTube channels in Hindi as well as English.
The tournament, which boasted a whopping prize pool of INR 6,00,000, saw Team Snax emerging as the winners and securing prize money of INR 3,30,000 while Team Kronten and Team Ronak took home INR 1,50,000 and INR 1,00,000 with their second and third-place finish respectively.
With the fierce level of competition in the tournament and the amount of fans supporting the launch party, it’s safe to say that the game indeed has a very bright future in India and has the potential to become the country’s favourite game.
Battlegrounds Mobile India has been receiving an overwhelming response, within a week after its release; the game has surpassed 34 million registered users. The game also recorded the highest of 16 million daily active users and 2.4 million peak concurrent users and this seems to be just the beginning of the rise of popularity of the much-awaited game.