Why Indian Esports Industry have changed their gears post BGMI and PUBG Bans?

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Since people are no longer interested in whether or not the game will make a comeback, I believe that the discussion surrounding the BGMI ban has almost died down in India.

The cause of this silence is the complete absence of direction from the top, which indicates that fans are unconcerned about whether the game will return or not.

According to sources from industry insiders, the Indian esports business has recently shifted its attention to new game series such as Valorant, Pokemon Unite, Call of Duty Mobile, World Cricket Championship, Real Cricket, and others that are generating interest.

Valorant Invitational India
Valorant

It was generating enormous viewership in India prior to the BGMI prohibition, with prize pools as high as 1.5 crore for a single event.

“BGMI has significantly influenced the rate of eSports growth in India. According to Abhishek Joshi, co-founder of tournament organiser CriticalX Esports, “The magnitude of the game’s ecosystem was huge enough for organisers to discard every other title and still be lucrative.”

It’s high time we focused on numerous games, he continued, because relying on just one game is a difficult endeavour in and of itself.

We were in Hyderabad last week to cover the Valorant India Invitational 2022, which was put on by Galaxy Racer and awarded the $100,000 grand prize to Paper Rex as the winner.

The American game developer Riot Games, which is well-known in the Indian gaming market, created the Valorant game.

According to rumours from various media publications, Valorant’s mobile version will soon be available.

The Pokemon Unite India Open event was also announced this week, with a prize pool of 22 lakh.

Pokemon, which was designed by Nintendo, created the video game Pokemon Unite.

Pokemon Unite

In addition, Animesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of gaming market consultancy 8bit Creatives, said that the industry has begun looking into other games during this difficult period so that gaming-related revenue generation may be achieved on a regular basis.

In April, Riot Games launched a gaming model Internationally which will be similar to IPL format where distinct teams will be allowed to buy, loan and transfer gamers among teams, will be generating more revenue streams and partnership models.

The concept will be launched soon in India.

Also Read: How the arrival of Valorant in PS5 and Xbox is a huge step forward?


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