The sheer number of mobile games available in India today is astounding. For anyone who has a smartphone with good internet connection, it won’t be difficult to download and start playing any game of their choice. The ease and accessibility of mobile games during this time has contributed immensely to the popularity of mobile gaming. But is it possible to take this fun activity and make a career out of it? Well, it is very possible and here’s how.
In a world where gaming is becoming even more popular, many have seen the need and potential for hosting gaming competitions and tournaments. These competitive gaming events are known as esports or electronic sports. Like you have world championship for sports like football and cricket, esports is the category under which championships for competitive mobile/video games fall under.
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Many gamers who have mastered the art of esports turn into professionals and compete in esports tournaments around the world. Various competitions offer huge prize pools which are then divided accordingly between the teams or individuals, with the winner taking home the largest chunk. Now, as esports is gaining momentum in India, there are many esports competitions being hosted especially in mobile gaming. If you’re looking towards a career in esports here are some popular mobile games you can master.
Gaining popularity in 2019, Free Fire is now a widely played mobile game in India. Being a battle royal game, it became extremely popular among gamers. This year with Garena, the developers announced that they will be hosting a South Asian tournament called Free Fire Tri-Series. The competition will have teams from India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh participating in it. The series kicked off on 9 April and will commence on 25 April. It boasts of a prize pool worth INR 36.7 Lakh.
This mobile game is a first-person shooter (FPS) game and even won the Guinness World Record for being the best FPS game series. Mostly set in the background of the world war, the game is anything but boring. Just recently, Activision, the game’s publisher announced a Call of Duty Mobile: World Championship 2021 with a massive prize pool of USD 2 Million. The championship will start on 3 June, 2021.
The League of Legend (LOL) is a popular team-based game with its mobile version, LOL Wild Rift becoming a hot favourite among players. While it is a recent entry into the mobile game, many are optimistic that it will be just as good as its PC version. While the game has just arrived in India, many can look forward to a lot of tournaments and championships that will be hosted in the coming future.
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Developed by SuperCell, Clash Royale is a strategy-based game with a little mix from other gaming genres like tower defence, MOBA, etc. Clash Royale is quite popular in India with many logging into the game every day. Just this month, Paytm First Games host the first and the country’s biggest Clash Royale esports tournament. The event had a prize pool of INR 4,00,000 and even increased their registration slot limit from 512 to 11,000. With such a resounding success, it’s safe to say that there will be other Clash Royale tournaments in the future.
These are only a few of the many titles available under mobile esports games. There are a lot more to explore and play, so go ahead and try them all. For more interesting information, keep reading GutshotMagazine.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Telegram.
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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