South Korean giant KRAFTON Inc. has started pre-registration of Battlegrounds Mobile India, the new avatar of the much popular PUBG Mobile, for the android users from today onwards. The company has not yet revealed the dates for iOS mobile gamers in the country. The game will run on any android smartphone 5.1 and above with a minimum of 2GB of RAM. Besides, the video game developer also released a pre-registration trailer featuring actor Arshad Warsi along with popular gamers and content creators – Chetan Chandgude, Jonathan Amaral, and Adii Sawant.
PUBG’s relaunch is much anticipated by the gamers as well as the experts from the industry, who are looking forward to the new version of the game. Abhishek Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Trinity Gaming shares his excitement post the pre-registration news. With the announcement, he believes the formation of a strong foundation of the Indian gaming industry has begun. “After waiting for so long the countdown for pre-registrations finally comes to an end and a new countdown for the game launch begins. Team Trinity is all set and excited to witness the record-breaking number of pre-registrations, looking at the love and support of Indian gamers towards the game.”
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Adii Sawant, who featured in the trailer and is popular as Dynamo Gaming in the gaming world, has gained his success through PUBG. The launch news rivets Sawant, who has been waiting for the game for quite some time now. “We are really excited as pre-registration for the game has started. New challenges, new content, new gamers, and new hope for the Indian gaming industry are awaiting. We will provide our audience the best gaming experience with the upcoming game. We are all set for the amazing journey ahead. Waiting for budding creators to step in the world of gaming with Battlegrounds Mobile India.”
With no live sports taking place, this launch has come at an opportune time, the industry opines. The wave of excitement in the Indian esports market is palatable and the excitement levels have gone up by notches ensuring the gamers will be soon able to enjoy the familiar adrenaline rush again with Battlegrounds Mobile India. “All thanks to KRAFTON as they took the initiative to curate a game that was missed by the Indian gamers. This development ensures to boost the Indian Esports ecosystem and will fuel our ambition to become the Esports powerhouse. We are keen on experiencing and exploring it furthermore, says Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF).
Founder, Ultimate Battle, Tarun Gupta says that he is preparing and gearing up for the matches to come as Ultimate Battle will be including Battlegrounds Mobile India in All India Esports League. He shares that the whole gaming community was anticipating the launch soon. “Here we are with the pre-registrations open inviting all the gamers out there. We hope it will shoot up among the players. This announcement is wholeheartedly welcomed and we hope to soon get our hands on it,” he comments.
The company is also offering in-game rewards like a new mask, outfits, and more to the players who will pre-register for the game today. Battlegrounds Mobile India is supposed to be accessible only in India, at least for the time being, and Krafton said it will be adding monthly content updates and “world-class collaborations”. KRAFTON’s recent investments in India to develop the esports landscape have substantiated the rising growth of esports in India. A series of announcements by KRAFTON of setting up a subsidiary in India, picking up a 15 percent stakes in Nazara Technologies-backed Nodwin Gaming for INR 164 Cr, and plans of collaborating with partners to build an esports ecosystem – by bringing in-game content and India specific in-game events, make a growth trajectory for India’s esports landscape.