Indian Esports industry reacts to Battlegrounds Mobile India Android launch

Battlegrounds Mobile India was launched on July 2, 2021, at 6:30 am.

Nine months since PUBG Mobile was banned. And a month long wait after pre-registration, Battlegrounds Mobile India was officially launched for all Android users in India. The game was officially launched on July 2, 2021. The time is exactly 10 months since the ban was announced on PUBG Mobile on September 2, 2020, along with 117 other apps.

The PUBG Mobile fraternity were eagerly waiting for the re-launch. The wait is over for many.

Battlegrounds Mobile India community reacts

Since the game is now launched, the now, Battlegrounds Mobile India has reacted to the launch.

Ghatak Gaming, a Professional PUBG Mobile player and content creator, posted on his Instagram handle. “It may take more time to launch the game on the iPhone, manage to have the Android device. And start playing and if I get any update from the rest of the iOS release, then I will ping you guys.”

Mr Lokesh Suji, Director, Esports Federation of India & Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation (AESF) said, “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 culture. Which will create the exact buzz and hype just like BGMI did in India.”

Talents and gaming platforms react

Besides the official organisation, many talent management companies and gaming platforms have reacted to the good news as well.

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 Indian gaming. And esports industry as this exclusively designed game will fuel the growth of mobile gaming in India. 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.”

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