KRAFTON, Inc., the South Korean video game company, today announced the commencement of the first edition of iQOO BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA Series (BGIS) 2021 with a special invitation, THE GRIND. BGIS 2021 is a one of its kind tournament in India which provides the biggest yet platform for the gaming enthusiasts to demonstrate their skills. The League stage “Grind Week,” will take place from December 2nd to December 10th, with the final showdown taking place on December 11th and 12th, 2021.
The iQOO BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES, available to residents of India only, received an overwhelming response, with a total registration of 664,211 players including 101,571 4-member squads. This is the first esports tournament hosted by KRAFTON following the incredible response by fans to the official launch of BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA earlier in the year. The tournament will be streamed live on BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA official channel, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA Esports Channel and iQOO Esports official YouTube channel.
The tournament will witness 32 teams divided into four groups battling to qualify for the crown. The Grind will determine which of the 32 invited teams, as well as the players that advanced via the In-Game Qualifiers, will compete in the main event.The tournament is scheduled in a “Round Robin” format, which gives every team a chance to play the other teams in their group once in the league stage. The 16 qualifying teams will again play a series of 10 matches, and the team at the top of the leaderboard will be crowned the BGIS 2021 The Grind champion.
KRAFTON has announced a prize pool of INR 1,00,00,000 for this inaugural series, with the winner taking home the lion’s portion of INR 50 lakh. The prize money for the second and third places will be INR 25 lakh and INR 10 lakh, respectively. Looking to provide the biggest platform for competitive gaming in the country, BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2021 is open to residents of India only.
With this tournament, KRAFTON assures that Indian gamers will be in for some exciting times ahead, as it marks the start of a series of new content, collaborations, and esports tournaments that the firm will bring to the country. BGMI players will also be representing India in the Asian Games next year in a medalled event. From September 10th to September 25th 2022, competitors will play on a special BGMI Asian Games Version for their chance at a gold medal.