JioCinema and Krafton Partner to Live Stream Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) 2023

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  • JioCinema and Krafton collaborate to broadcast BGIS 2023.
  • The BGIS 2023 is a premier eSports tournament in India with over 2,000 teams.
  • Live streaming available from August 17 to October 10 on JioCinema.
  • Partnership aligns with JioCinema’s growing focus on sports streaming.

JioCinema and Krafton have announced their collaboration to broadcast the ongoing Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) 2023.

With the eSports industry gaining momentum in India, this partnership is set to be a significant step in digital sports broadcasting. Here’s everything you need to know about the JioCinema BGIS 2023 live streaming.

“Gaming fans can enjoy the live stream starting with the final round of The Grind from August 17-20, followed by Round 1 of BGIS 2023 streaming August 31 onwards,” the company said in a statement.

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“JioCinema is a pioneer in bringing enthralling content to its viewers and we are confident that it is the perfect platform for BGIS to deliver an unforgettable tournament, elevating the Esports experience for millions of viewers,” said Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO, Krafton India.

“With this partnership, we hope to transform the consumption of Esports in the country and inspire the next generation of Esports champions.”

Sohn further said, “through BGIS we are committed towards providing a competitive platform for amateurs as well as professional gamers to showcase their talent and nurture their skills.”

Touted as the biggest battle royale Esports tournament in India, BGIS will witness over 2,000 teams competing for a prize pool of Rs 2 crore, with Rs 75 lakh up for grabs for the winner.

“Last year, Skylightz Gaming staked a claim to a winning prize of Rs 50 lakh from the total prize pool of Rs 1 crore,” the company said.

The partnership between Krafton India and JioCinema promises to captivate gaming enthusiasts nationwide and elevate the gaming experience by reaching millions of viewers through JioCinema’s expansive platform.

“BGIS will feature Hindi and English commentary for all preliminary matches and culminate in a grand finale,” the game developer added.

Speaking about the addition of Esports in its portfolio, Hursh Shrivastava, Head of Strategy, Partnerships & Acquisitions, Viacom18 Sports said, “Esports has evolved beyond its niche origins and emerged as a mainstream experience, with a consistent surge in popularity. We are excited to deliver an exhilarating experience to a broader audience across the country with BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2023. JioCinema remains steadfast to deliver diverse and engaging content to our viewers, and our partnership with KRAFTON India for BGIS 2023 exemplifies our commitment to staying ahead of the curve.”

What is BGIS 2023?

What is BGIS 2023?
What is BGIS 2023?

The Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGIS) is one of the most prominent eSports tournaments in India, focused on the popular mobile game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). Organized by Krafton, the BGIS provides a competitive platform for professional and amateur gamers across the country to showcase their skills.

The 2023 edition of BGIS has attracted over 2,000 teams of which the top 64 will be competing for a substantial prize pool of Rs 2 crore.

The tournament features multiple stages, including online qualifiers, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and a grand finale, each stage narrowing down the competition to the best teams.

The BGIS is more than just a gaming competition; it is a significant part of India’s rapidly growing eSports industry, reflecting the game’s popularity and the country’s burgeoning interest in competitive gaming.

JioCinema’s Partnership with Krafton

JioCinema's Partnership with Krafton
JioCinema’s Partnership with Krafton

JioCinema’s partnership with Krafton marks a new direction in eSports streaming for India’s top OTT platform.

The deal, which follows the BGMI ban in 2020, places JioCinema at the forefront of OTT platforms streaming eSports. The collaboration promises to offer Hindi and English commentary for all matches until the grand finale.

Tournament Schedule and Streaming Details

Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI)
Tournament Schedule and Streaming Details

Fans of eSports and BGMI players can watch and support their favorite teams from August 17 till October 10 on JioCinema.

The platform will livestream the online qualifiers, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and grand finals. These matches will be available for free and live-streamed from 1 PM to 6 PM on match days.

JioCinema’s Expansion into Sports Streaming

JioCinema’s Expansion into Sports Streaming

This partnership with Krafton is another step by JioCinema towards becoming India’s go-to digital destination for sports-related streaming. Last year, Viacom-18, the company behind JioCinema, launched Sports 18, a dedicated sports TV channel.

Additionally, the platform acquired the digital rights for FIFA and IPL, streaming IPL 2023 free to its subscribers. They are also currently streaming La Liga 2023-2024 matches for free.

The JioCinema and Krafton partnership to broadcast BGIS 2023 exemplifies a landmark move in the Indian eSports industry. The alliance is likely to fortify JioCinema’s position as the leading OTT platform in India and promote the growth and popularity of the eSports scene.


What is the BGIS 2023, and who organizes it?

The BGIS 2023 is a leading eSports tournament in India centered on Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI). Organized by Krafton, it’s a competition for both professional and amateur gamers.

How can fans watch the BGIS 2023 live?

JioCinema will be streaming the entire BGIS 2023 tournament live from August 17 to October 10. Fans can watch the matches on the JioCinema platform.

What is the significance of the JioCinema and Krafton partnership?

The partnership is a landmark move in digital sports broadcasting, placing JioCinema as a pioneer in eSports streaming by an OTT platform in India. It strengthens their position as a hub for sports content.

What other sports content does JioCinema offer?

JioCinema has expanded into sports streaming with a dedicated channel, Sports 18. It also streamed IPL 2023 free to subscribers and is currently streaming La Liga 2023-2024 matches.


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