Krafton India Teams Up with JioCinema for Live Streaming of Battlegrounds Mobile India Series 2023

Winner of BGIS 2023 Season 2 to earn a whopping a INR 75 lakhs in reward.

Krafton India Teams Up with JioCinema for Live Streaming of Battlegrounds Mobile India Series 2023
Image Credits: JioCinema / KRAFTON India

Krafton India, the visionary minds behind the creation of Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI), the localized rendition of PUBG Mobile tailored exclusively for the Indian audience, has entered into an exclusive collaboration with JioCinema, the esteemed streaming platform under the Viacom18 umbrella to livestream INR 2.1 CR Battlegrounds Mobile India Series 2023 tournament.

The live stream will kick off with the last round of The Grind on August 17-20, followed by Round 1 of Battlegrounds Mobile India Series 2023 (BGIS 2023) on August 31. The tournament's Grand Finals will be broadcast live on JioCinema from October 12 to 14. According to the timetable, the games will be aired from 1pm to 6pm.

The BGIS, which is being touted as the largest battle royale Esports competition in India, will feature more than 2,000 teams vying for a share of a prize pool worth INR 2 Crores and INR 75 Lakhs for the victor. A winning reward of INR 50 Lakh was claimed by Skylightz Gaming from the INR 1 Crore total prize pool last year.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with JioCinema to bring the BGIS 2023 to our passionate fans in a way that has never been done before. JioCinema is a pioneer in bringing enthralling content to its viewers and we are confident that it is the perfect platform for BGIS to deliver an unforgettable tournament, elevating the Esports experience for millions of viewers. With this partnership, we hope to transform the consumption of Esports in the country and inspire the next generation of Esports champions, commented on the partnership, Sean Hyunil Sohn, CEO of KRAFTON India. Through BGIS we are committed towards providing a competitive platform for amateurs as well as professional gamers to showcase their talent and nurture their skills.” 

Hursh Shrivastava, Head of Strategy, Partnerships & Acquisitions, Viacom18 Sports, added, “Esports has evolved beyond its niche origins and emerged as a mainstream experience, with a consistent surge in popularity. We are excited to deliver exhilarating experience to a broader audience across the country with BATTLEGROUNDS MOBILE INDIA SERIES 2023. JioCinema remains steadfast to deliver diverse and engaging content to our viewers, and our partnership with KRAFTON India for BGIS 2023 exemplifies our commitment to staying ahead of the curve.”

The partnership between KRAFTON India and JioCinema aims to enthral gamers in every state and improve the gaming experience by reaching millions of viewers via JioCinema's broad platform. Every preliminary game in BGIS will have commentary in both Hindi and English.