KRAFTON India, the developer behind the popular game Battlegrounds Mobile India, has recently made an exciting announcement regarding the highly anticipated return of the Battlegrounds Mobile India Pro Series (BMPS) in 2024.
The tournament, scheduled to commence on November 22nd and continue until December 17th, is set to attract the participation of 96 teams, all competing for a substantial prize pool of 10 million Indian rupees, which is equivalent to approximately £95,800. The format of BMPS 2024 will involve an intense online round-robin competition among 12 participating groups, each consisting of eight teams. The top 16 emerging teams will then advance to the offline Grand Finals, creating an atmosphere of suspense and excitement.
Battlegrounds Mobile India Pro Series
In the previous edition, BMPS Season 1, held more than a year ago, the tournament proved to be a massive success, drawing in a peak viewership of nearly 305,000 and accumulating an impressive 6.59 million hours of watch time, as reported by Esports Charts, a well-respected platform for esports data.
The revival of this event comes after a challenging period for PUBG Mobile esports in India. Since 2020, the franchise has faced several bans, leading to a sense of uncertainty within the gaming community. Despite the popularity of PUBG Mobile and its India-specific version, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), in the Indian market, they were temporarily banned by the Indian government due to geopolitical tensions with China. However, BGMI successfully made a comeback earlier this year, reestablishing its position in the Indian gaming landscape.
KRAFTON’s decision to reintroduce the Battlegrounds Mobile India series highlights their commitment to the flourishing BGMI esports ecosystem. In a strategic partnership, KRAFTON has collaborated with JioCinema, a prominent streaming platform, to provide an immersive and captivating viewing experience for fans across the country.
On the global stage, PUBG Mobile esports enthusiasts are currently engrossed in the highly anticipated PUBG Mobile Championship 2024, the premier competitive event in the game’s calendar. Spanning until December 10th, this prestigious tournament boasts an impressive prize pool of 3 million dollars, which amounts to approximately £2.4 million. According to Esports Charts, the tournament has already garnered a peak viewership of 650,000 at the time of writing, surpassing last year’s record of 852,000 viewers.
In conclusion, the return of the Battlegrounds Mobile India Pro Series and the ongoing PUBG Mobile Championship have reignited the passion and enthusiasm within the esports community, both in India and globally. As these tournaments progress, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing exceptional displays of skill and intense competition from the participating teams, making these events truly memorable and iconic for the world of mobile gaming.