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Top four teams that have qualified for the National finals of PUBG MOBILE India Tour and will fly to Kolkata in October.
India most loved online multiplayer game PUBG MOBILE concluded their first regional finals of the OPPO X PUBG MOBILE India Tour 2019 in Jaipur yesterday, 25th August. The regional finale that took place in Jaipur garnered an extraordinary response from PUBG MOBILE enthusiasts, as players and audience were treated to an eSports delight. Below is the list of the top four teams that have qualified for the National finals of PUBG MOBILE India Tour and will fly to Kolkata in October to battle out on a prize pool of INR 1.5 crore.
With one of the most engaging fanbase the PUBG MOBILE India Tour 2019 Jaipur chapter saw over 200,000 games played by 20,000 registrations. What followed, was a thrilling Grand Finale with the top 20 squads battling it out in the greatest eSports experience the country has seen till date. The event took place at the JECC, RIICO Industrial Area, Jaipur.
The top 20 teams were tested across all maps available on PUBG MOBILE. Contestants played 5 power packed rounds on the maps on Erangel, Miramar, Sanhok and Vikendi. Team Kill2Survive won the first round (Erangel) the second round (Miramar) went in favour of team iOwn. With three more rounds left to play The Saiyan Squad conquered Sanhok and TeamTitans turned victorious to the newest map of PUBG MOBILE, Vikendi. The final match played on Erangel was crucial for all top teams to book their spot in the Kolkata finals. Team Rising Hydra won the last round claiming their ticket to the Kolkata finals.
Following the first regional finals of the India Tour, Aneesh Aravind, General Manager, Tencent Games India said – “We have witnessed one of the greatest esports battles today. The level of participation and the quality of talent in the PUBG MOBILE India Tour has been fantastic. The passion shown by the audience in Jaipur is a testament to how engaged our players are with PUBG Mobile esports. I would like to congratulate all the four teams that have qualified for the grand finals in Kolkata and would encourage them to train even harder for the big finals. We are excited to take PMIT next to Guwahati, Vizag and Pune and judging by early responses from the players, we feel energized and believe that this will get even bigger as we go to these amazing cities.”
The 4 teams that qualified for the Nationals finals will now engage for a total prize pool of INR 1.5 crore. However, 4 lucky teams will still get an opportunity to enter the Grande Finals through Wildcard entry.
The scale of this event was no surprise considering the success of the PUBG MOBILE India Series and the PUBG MOBILE Club Open that was recently concluded. The response, however, was a quantum leap from PUBG MOBILE’s previous eSports extravaganza. Being the region-specific tournament in India, served as an experiential learning curve for aspiring gamers and fans of India’s most loved game.
PUBG MOBILE as part of their ongoing E-Sports Tournament OPPO x PUBG MOBILE India Tour revealed the Champions Trophy to the Pink City ‘Jaipur’. PUBG MOBILE gaming truck moved through the main city and stopped at strategic, high footfall locations. PUBG MOBILE engaged with the fans by organizing competitions, encouraging the participants to come and play the game and win exciting rewards. There were selfie corners for the fans to click selfies with the India Tour trophy and show their love to the game.
The experience of the country’s largest esports event was only heightened by some A-list casters from the eSports fraternity. The English casting honors were carried out by Bleh and Experiment while the Hindi casting was taken on by fan favorite Mortal, local boy and PUBGM pro, Paritosh and Ocean Pro Gaming. These familiar names in the eSports circuit came together along with host Arun Raj for India’s biggest esports event in Jaipur.
The role of PUBGM in building esports in India is quite apparent. The OPPO PUBG MOBILE India Tour 2019 will be remembered as another definitive step in taking esports from Metros to Tier 2 cities. It would be fair to say that PUBG MOBILE have outdone themselves compared to their previous efforts. If this is a sign of the imminent impact of esports in India, it would be fair to say that the future of Indian esports is full of promise.
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