In line with its commitment to promote esports in India, smartphone brand iQOO today announced an exclusive partnership with Krafton for a first of its kind Battlegrounds Mobile India Series.
As a part of the partnership, iQOO will be the title sponsor for this tournament which is the biggest Battle Royale esports event in India. The tournament is expected to witness close to 100K registered teams competing for a prize money of Rs 1 crore.
Sean (Hyunil) Sohn, Head, India Division of Krafton, said, “As pioneers of online gaming in India, our endeavour is to bring unique and interesting tournaments for the gaming community here in the country. Battlegrounds Mobile India Series is a one of its kind gaming tournament which will help gaming enthusiasts channelize their gaming skills and harness their talent. We are committed to providing a seamless gaming experience to our users and this partnership with iQOO will help us strengthen our mission.”
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Gagan Arora, Chief Marketing Officer – iQOO, said, “At iQOO, we strive to provide an enriching gaming experience to the Esports community in India. With this partnership, we aim to contribute to the growing mobile gaming industry in the country and further strengthen iQOO’s footprint amongst the existing as well as potential gaming enthusiasts. We hope to witness a cracking Battlegrounds Mobile India tournament and wish all the best to the participants.”
According to a recent industry report by App Annie and KPMG, the number of mobile game downloads in India reached 5.5 billion capturing 22% of the global share between January – July, 2021. The trend is further expected to grow with a 53% increase in the number of gamers by 2025. In line with the growing trend, iQOO aims to provide a platform for potential professional gamers to showcase their best game-streaming talent.
Players registered for Battlegrounds Mobile India Series 2021 will have to participate in the in-game qualifiers from which 1024 teams will proceed to round 1. Gaming enthusiasts will be able to watch and enjoy the talent and gamesmanship of all players on social media handles of Battlegrounds Mobile India and iQOO esports official YouTube channel.
Recently, iQOO introduced its #FullyLoaded smartphone—the iQOO Z5 that features segment best performance, superb camera technology, unmatched smartphone gaming experience and strong hardware specifications for the Gen-Z consumers.