Earlier today, Krafton officially launched their much-awaited, free-to-play mobile battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) for Android users in the country. BGMI was available to download for a select few early access users but now that the game is available for everyone, it has sent a wave of excitement throughout the Indian gaming community.
Prominent personalities from various Indian esports organizations also shared their thoughts on BGMI’s launch.
Mr. Tarun Gupta, Founder, Ultimate Battle, India’s first-ever one-stop online esports platform
“At Ultimate Battle we were excited and eagerly waiting for BGMI to launch in India. It finally seems to be happening now and it’s historic. The first reactions from both professionals and casual gamers will be critical as this will reflect on the overall acceptance of BGMI in India. It’s also important to mention the expectations of the esports community from BGMI are really high. We’ll also be looking into adding BGMI to All India Esports league(AIEL) which will be launched this month.”
Mr. Abhishek Aggarwal, Co-Founder & CEO, Trinity Gaming, India’s top gaming talent management company
“Finally, we all are witnessing the historic moment in the Indian gaming and esports industry as this exclusively designed game will fuel the growth of mobile gaming in India and the game will leverage the power of the mobile-first gaming ecosystem of the country. The journey from becoming a gamer to an influencer has just begun and it will be exciting to see how new gamers will grab this opportunity. For the gaming & esports content creators, it will be a new route to explore more new content and also engage with the new set of followers of Battlegrounds Mobile India.”
Mr. Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF)
“After much discussion, we can now finally roll on to the exclusive esports game, created just for Indian players. It is much celebrated because of the exclusivity it offers and it also portrays how important the Indian esports sector has become for global gaming developers. With the latest launch, we can envision that the gaming community will thrive and we can expect to see more exclusive multi-player games being curated for the Indian market. It also supports our vision that India will become the next powerhouse in esports. It would have been great to see if our Indian game developers will create a game based on Indian ethos and culture which will create the exact buzz and hype just like BGMI did in India.”
Battlegrounds Mobile India is available to download on the Google Play Store.
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