Battlegrounds Mobile India is finally out on Android and the first set of tournaments have already rolled out. Made-in-India esports platform Ultimate Battle is now hosting Battlegrounds Mobile India tournaments hourly through its app available via Google Play. In a prepared statement from the company it has stated that UB Coins that are earned for playing games on Ultimate Battle can be used to get items in BGMI. Ultimate Battle will also have its own leaderboards for the game, in addition to hosting tournaments every hour. Keep in mind that these aren’t the official Battlegrounds Mobile India events that IGN India reported earlier to be in the works. Rather these are run by Ultimate Battle itself. Interestingly, founder Tarun Gupta has hinted that this is just the beginning.
“We’ll also be looking into adding BGMI to our flagship tournament All India Esports league (AIEL), which will be launched this month,” Gupta said in a prepared statement.
While Krafton is yet to reveal its Battlegrounds Mobile India esports plans to the public, it has been talking to and courting players and teams since the game’s announcement a month ago. Expect details on the first Battlegrounds Mobile India tournament soon, sources tell us. Discussions with esports teams have been ongoing since June according to those familiar with the matter and its quite likely that Krafton investee Nodwin may not be running these at all. Furthermore, the first official Battlegrounds Mobile India event may simply be restricted to streamers alone.
Previously Krafton revealed that Battlegrounds Mobile India pre-registrations on Google Play for Android hit 40 million with 20 million taking part in the game’s early access launch. This was made public in a blog post on the company’s Korean website. Interestingly, in a tacit admission of IGN India’s report regarding where Battlegrounds Mobile India data was being shared, the company claimed it would be strengthening its data and privacy protection policies.