Home Press Release KRAFTON Unveils BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2023, with a Prize Pool of INR 2 Crore; Registrations for Participants Open on 24th July

KRAFTON Unveils BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2023, with a Prize Pool of INR 2 Crore; Registrations for Participants Open on 24th July

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• The Grind format with invited teams begins on 20th July
• BGIS Grand Finals will be a LAN event and will be open to fans as well as broadcast in 10 languages across India

Bangalore, July 20th, 2023: KRAFTON, Inc. announces BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES (BGIS) 2023, the first ever BGIS tournament with a LAN event finale. Touted as the biggest Battle Royale Esports tournament in India, BGIS will witness thousands of teams competing for a prize money of INR 2 crore. Keeping in sync with its commitment to provide local experiences for players and fans, the Grand Finals of the event will be broadcast in 10 languages, including English, Hindi, and 8 other regional languages, making sure the excitement reaches every corner of the country.

BGIS 2023 will commence streaming on July 20th and conclude on October 14th, 2023. The tournament has been divided into two phases: the Online qualifiers and Offline Grand Finals which will be held on-ground from October 12th to 14th, with fans being welcome to attend.

Commenting on the tournament, Sean Hyunil Sohn, India CEO, KRAFTON, Inc. said “We are thrilled to announce BGIS 2023 as our latest esports tournament. Here at KRAFTON, we dedicate our efforts to provide a platform for amateur and professional players to showcase their talent and develop their skillset and BGIS is a pivotal stepping- stone in this journey. Our commitment lies in bringing forth new and innovative gaming events and tournaments for our community, providing them invaluable opportunities to establish their presence in the gaming world. BGIS 2023 is just the beginning of a thriving gaming community.”

BGIS 2023 commences with The Grind where 256 invited teams will compete fiercely to secure their position among the top 64 teams, who make it to Round 2 and Round 3 of the tournament. The Grind will determine which of the invited teams, as well as the players that advance via the In-Game Qualifiers, will compete in the main event. Fans can catch The Grind on KRAFTON INDIA ESPORTS YouTube channel, starting 20th July, every day at 12pm IST.

Registrations will take place from July 24th to August 2nd, with verifications taking place from August 3rd to August 9th. Players should make sure to enter details correctly to avoid elimination in the verification stage. From August 10th to August 17th, the verified teams will engage in intense in-game qualifiers through 15 classic matches, with their top 10 match scores determining their rankings.

Of this, 2048 teams will qualify for Round 1. These 2048 teams will then play in a group of 16 from Round 1 – Round 6 wherein the top teams will keep proceeding to the next round, leading up to the electrifying Grand Finale. The doors will be wide open for fans, as the best of the best clash for the ultimate glory in the LAN event, which will be held from October 12th to 14th.

Phase Dates
The Grind 20th July – 20th August
Registrations 24th July – 2nd August
Verifications for Registrations 3rd – 9th August
In-game qualifiers 10th – 17th August
Round 1 – Round 6 31st August – 7th October
BGIS Grand Finals 12th – 14th October

For more information, visit the official website www.esports.battlegroundsmobileindia.com, which will go live on 24th July for registrations and will also be regularly updated with results and additional activities.

About KRAFTON, Inc.
Based out of South Korea, KRAFTON, Inc. is committed to discovering and globally publishing games that deliver a uniquely fun experience with global production studios known for distinctive creatives. Founded in 2007, KRAFTON consists of PUBG STUDIOS, Bluehole Studio, RisingWings, Striking Distance Studios, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds, 5minlab, Neon Giant, KRAFTON Montréal Studio and ReLU Games, each trying to innovate the enjoyment of games through continuously embracing challenges and new technologies, expanding our platforms and services to win the hearts of more fans.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties, including BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA (BGMI), Road To Valor: Empires, PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, The Callisto Protocol, NEW STATE MOBILE, Moonbreaker, TERA and ELYON. With a passionate and determined team worldwide, KRAFTON is a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities as it seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. KRAFTON, Inc. is committed to enhancing the start-up ecosystem in India; and so far, the company has invested over $130 million in several Indian startups in the field of interactive entertainment, gaming, Esports and technology. For more information, visit www.krafton.com

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