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BGMI touches 100 million registered user base in India

An Indian boy plays an online game PUBG on his mobile phone sitting outside his house in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 5, 2019.

An Indian boy plays an online game PUBG on his mobile phone sitting outside his house in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 5, 2019. | Photo Credit: AP

India-specific battle royale game, Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), has touched 100 million registered users in the country. Made by the South Korean game developer company, Krafton, the BGMI came into existence for users in India last year in July after government banned PUBG because of its Chinese origin. 

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BGMI will complete one year of its inception tomorrow. It offers variety of maps, modes, and in-game collaborations and events. The game is available for both Android and iOS user base in India. 

BGMI parent company, Krafton, has planned tournaments for BGMI this year with the prize pool for the recently concluded BMPS (Battlegrounds Mobile Pro series) season 1 being set at ₹ 2 crore. The 2022 will see 4 pro and semi-pro tournaments (BMOC, recently concluded BMPS Season 1, BGIS Season 2 and BMPS Season 2) featuring cash prizes of ₹ 6 crores. 

In the last year, Krafton invested nearly $100 million to improve India’s local video game, Esports, and entertainment startups. 

“BGMI’s first year has been a resounding success with millions of players joining to experience the game. We have brought in major tournaments, Indian themed collaborations, and celebrated India centric events with the community with a goal in curating a gameplay unique to our Indian users,” said Changhan Kim, CEO, Krafton. 


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