Finally! Battlegrounds Mobile India, formerly known as PUBG Mobile is now available for pre-registrations starting from 18th May on Google Play Store. The long-awaited game caught the attention of every gaming enthusiast in the country ever since Krafton officially confirmed that it would be back. Now that pre-registrations for Battlegrounds Mobile India have finally started, many will be able to enjoy the game once again.
Alongside the pre-register option, the company also released a launch trailer. The trailer features famous Bollywood actor Arshad Warsi and popular PUBG Mobile gamers Aditya Sawant aka ‘Dynamo Gaming,’ Chetan Chandgude aka ‘Kronten Gaming,’ and Jonathan Amaral aka ‘TSMentJONATHAN.’ The trailer was released on the official YouTube channel of Battlegrounds Mobile India. Previously, ‘Dynamo Gaming’ had teased the return of the game and upon seeing his involvement in the launch trailer, it’s pretty clear why.
Given that PUBG Mobile was one of the most played games in the country at the time of its ban, the game’s return in a new form has left the entire Indian gaming community in a state of excitement. While the game itself hasn’t been released yet, the launch of its pre-registration marks its most-certain arrival.
“The formation of a strong foundation of the Indian gaming industry has begun. After waiting for so long, the countdown for pre-registrations finally comes to an end and a new countdown for the game launch begins,” said Abhishek Aggarwal, co-founder & CEO of Trinity Gaming. “Team Trinity is ready and excited to witness the record-breaking number of pre-registrations,” he added.
While it’s been a long wait of eight months for the fans ever since PUBG Mobile’s ban. Many are just happy that it’s finally here. The successor to PUBG will have added exclusive features available only for its Indian users along with more localized content and in-game items.
Aditya Sawant aka ‘Dynamo Gaming,’ who also features in the launch trailer stated, “Finally the day for the launch of the most awaited game Battlegrounds Mobile India is near. We are extremely excited as pre-registration for the game has started. New challenges, new content, new gamers, and new hope for the Indian gaming industry is awaiting. We will provide our audience with the best gaming experience with the upcoming game. We are all set for the amazing journey ahead. Waiting for budding creators to step in the world of gaming with Battlegrounds Mobile India.”
Like Sawant, gamers Chandgude aka ‘Kronten Gaming’ and Amaral aka ‘TSMentJONATHAN’ expressed their excitement at the game’s entry and the vast opportunities it will create for content creators like themselves.
“We have been waiting for this, for quite a long time, and we are excited to get the experience of playing Battlegrounds Mobile India really soon. With the whole community looking forward to the exclusive version, our expectations are high. It is not only the gamers community but even people, in general, who are curious about how big this will be in the world of esports. Also, this game will surely fuel the content creators community and we will definitely witness more influencers coming out of this game. I sincerely hope the virtual world created by Krafton with the new elements makes gaming more adventurous and fun,” said Chandgude.
While Amaral aka ‘TSMentJONATHAN,’ like his fellow gamers was hopeful at the success of the game. “I am sure that the number of registrations will exceed all the expectations,” he said. “The journey from becoming a gamer to an influencer has just begun and it will be exciting to see how new gamers will grab this opportunity. Content creator’s community and esports ecosystem will get the much-needed acceleration in their respective fields with this exclusive game by Krafton. We will also see many high prize pool tournaments being hosted after the launch of this game,” he further added.
PUBG Mobile was one of the biggest contributors to the esports boom in the country. Its exit left a void in the industry that many in the past few months have tried to fill. However, nothing could quite match the success of the battle royale game. Since India was one of the game’s biggest markets, its inevitable return in the form of Battleground Mobile India means that even the esports industry has a lot to look forward to.
Tarun Gupta, founder of the esports platform Ultimate Battle was delighted at the news, and said, “This is big! The whole gaming community anticipated that it would happen soon and here we are with the pre-registrations open, inviting all the gamers out there. We are also preparing ourselves and gearing up for some of the best matches to come as Ultimate Battle will be including Battlegrounds Mobile India in our All India Esports League (AIEL) and we hope it will shoot up among the players. This announcement is wholeheartedly welcomed, and we hope to soon get our hands on it.”
The Esports Federation of India (ESFI) is one of the biggest esports entities in the country and its Director Lokesh Suji was certainly thrilled at the prospects of the game’s entry. “With no live sports taking place, this launch has come at an opportune time. The wave of excitement in the Indian esports market is palatable and the excitement levels have gone up by notches. This announcement assures gamers that they will soon be able to enjoy a familiar adrenaline rush with Battlegrounds Mobile India. All thanks to Krafton as they took the initiative to curate a game that was missed by the Indian gamers. This development surely ensures to boost the Indian esports ecosystem and will fuel our ambition to become an esports powerhouse,” he said.
The overwhelming response from the Indian gaming community further proves just how much of an impact PUBG Mobile has made in the lives of gamers. The future of Battlegrounds Mobile India seems to be a bright one and its launch is expected to disrupt the gaming market once again. All fingers crossed as we wait for Krafton to open the floodgates to one of the most awaited mobile games in the market.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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