In a groundbreaking move, KRAFTON India, the mastermind behind BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI), has teamed up with JioCinema, the leading OTT platform in India. This collaboration aims to live stream the most awaited BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES (BGIS) 2023, ensuring gaming aficionados don’t miss a beat.
Starting from August 17, fans can tune into JioCinema to watch the final round of ‘The Grind’. This will be followed by the first round of BGIS 2023, which will be aired from August 31. The climax, the Grand Finals, will be showcased from October 12 to 14, with matches scheduled between 1 pm to 6 pm.
BGIS 2023 isn’t just another tournament; it’s the pinnacle of battle royale Esports events in India. With over 2,000 teams vying for the top spot, the stakes are high. The prize pool stands at a whopping INR 2 Crores, with the champions set to pocket INR 75 Lakhs. To put things in perspective, last year’s victors, Skylightz Gaming, clinched INR 50 Lakhs from a total prize pool of INR 1 Crore.
The synergy between KRAFTON India and JioCinema is set to revolutionize the gaming landscape in India. With JioCinema’s vast reach, millions will witness the spectacle, complete with Hindi and English commentary. The culmination promises to be a grand spectacle, setting the stage for future collaborations.
Sean Hyunil Sohn, the CEO of KRAFTON India, couldn’t contain his enthusiasm. He remarked, “Our collaboration with JioCinema is a game-changer. We aim to redefine the Esports experience for millions and pave the way for the next wave of Esports champions in India.”
On the other hand, Hursh Shrivastava, the Head of Strategy at Viacom18 Sports, commented on the growing popularity of Esports. He said, “Our association with KRAFTON India for BGIS 2023 is a testament to our commitment to delivering diverse and captivating content.”
The partnership between KRAFTON India and JioCinema is set to redefine the Esports landscape in India. With the BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2023 on the horizon, fans are in for an unparalleled gaming experience.