Tencent Games and PUBG Corp recently held India’s biggest eSports Championship – ‘PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship 2018’ which culminated in the grand finale, in Bengaluru, on October 21. According to the company, the month-long eSports spectacle sponsored by Oppo India rallied 250,000 registrations over the span of one month. The company claims that players checked in from more than 1000 colleges across 30 cities for the eSports event.
Following 12 days of qualifying rounds, it was down to the last 20 squads to battle it out for the biggest chicken dinner of all at the KTPO Whitefield, Bangalore.
Cash prize of Rs 15 lakh for the winners
The winning team, ‘The Terrifying Nightmares’ from Mumbai, took home a cash prize of Rs 15,00,000 along with Oppo F9 Pro phones for everyone in the Top 15.
Post the final matches, several awards were given away to the players based on their performance. The MVP of the Campus Championship was Eleen Raj from Team NSD with the maximum number of MVP awards on the final day. Hardeep Singh from Team “R4W Official” was awarded as ‘The Medic’ with maximum revives. With the maximum kills in one game, Jatin Gupta from Team “6ix9ine” earned the tag of ‘The Lone Ranger’.
Chang Han Kim, CEO, PUBG Corporation said, “The response to PUBG MOBILE in India has been colossal. The manner in which the game has taken the country by storm is nothing short of overwhelming. The game has transcended the boundaries of being merely a mobile game to becoming India’s game of choice. While the growth of the game itself has been rock solid, the eSports scene in Indian gaming has also been thriving. The PUBG MOBILE Campus Championship stands firm as India’s biggest eSports spectacle, riding on the game’s popularity. The heartwarming response to the tournament validates our focus on India and we look forward to creating localized experiences for PUBG MOBILE fans of India, as the market brims with potential.”