The Indian market will soon see the comeback of Krafton’s Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the South Korean developer announced in a statement. Due to security concerns, the game was outlawed in the nation in July. Given that BGMI was once among the most played mobile games in the nation, the return of the game is eagerly anticipated by both fans of the franchise and Esports organizations.
The Indian government’s permission to continue operations of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) is greatly appreciated. We want to express our appreciation to the gaming community in India for their assistance and endurance over the past few months. It gives us great pleasure to inform you that Battlegrounds Mobile India will soon be downloadable, and we look forward to seeing you again on our platform. Sean Hyunil Sohn, the CEO of Krafton India, made the comment in a press release. “We think that video games have the power to unite people and foster incredible experiences”.
As we had mentioned earlier, BGMI had already reached 100 million players in India and was responsible for the majority of Esports market earnings and viewership. Given that BGMI completely dominated the market among fans and esports players, the sudden ban left many businesses fearful for the future. Esports organizations undoubtedly feel more confident as a result of the ban’s lifting, even though it is subject to some tight conditions.
“I congratulate Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) on its return to India”. We look forward to incorporating India’s favourite battle royale title into our IPs like the Skyesports League, Skyesports Championship, and more in the near future, said Shiva Nandy, founder and CEO of Skyesports. The game was a key component of our esports roadmap before we diversified to other titles.
The game’s return will undoubtedly provide the entire Esports business a big boost and open up new revenue sources for all stakeholders, according to Rohit Jagasia, founder and CEO of Revenant Esports, who also noted that they had already started planning for the game’s return.